Multi-objective optimization for deepwater dynamic umbilical installation analysis

Yang, H. , Wang, A. and Li, H. (2012) Multi-objective optimization for deepwater dynamic umbilical installation analysis. Science China Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy, 55(8), pp. 1445-1453. (doi:10.1007/s11433-012-4817-3)

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We suggest a method of multi-objective optimization based on approximation model for dynamic umbilical installation. The optimization aims to find out the most cost effective size, quantity and location of buoyancy modules for umbilical installation while maintaining structural safety. The approximation model is constructed by the design of experiment (DOE) sampling and is utilized to solve the problem of time-consuming analyses. The non-linear dynamic analyses considering environmental loadings are executed on these sample points from DOE. Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NSGA-II) is employed to obtain the Pareto solution set through an evolutionary optimization process. Intuitionist fuzzy set theory is applied for selecting the best compromise solution from Pareto set. The optimization results indicate this optimization strategy with approximation model and multiple attribute decision-making method is valid, and provide the optimal deployment method for deepwater dynamic umbilical buoyancy modules.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Yang, Dr Hezhen
Authors: Yang, H., Wang, A., and Li, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Journal Name:Science China Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy
Publisher:SP Science China Press
ISSN (Online):1869-1927
Published Online:22 June 2012

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