# Engineering Optimization 2014

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## Book Description

Modern engineering processes and tasks are highly complex, multi- and interdisciplinary, requiring the cooperative effort of different specialists from engineering, mathematics, computer science and even social sciences. Optimization methodologies are fundamental instruments to tackle this complexity, giving the possibility to unite synergistically team members’ inputs and thus decisively contribute to solving new engineering technological challenges. With this context in mind, the main goal of Engineering Optimization 2014 is to unite engineers, applied mathematicians, computer and other applied scientists working on research, development and practical application of optimization methods applied to all engineering disciplines, in a common scientific forum to present, analyze and discuss the latest developments in this area.

Engineering Optimization 2014 contains the edited papers presented at the 4th International Conference on Engineering Optimization (ENGOPT2014, Lisbon, Portugal, 8-11 September 2014). ENGOPT2014 is the fourth edition of the biennial “International Conference on Engineering Optimization”. The first conference took place in 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, the second in Lisbon in 2010 and the third in Rio de Janeiro in 2012.□

The contributing papers are organized around the following major themes:□

- Numerical Optimization Techniques

- Design Optimization and Inverse Problems

- Effi cient Analysis and Reanalysis Techniques

- Sensitivity Analysis

- Industrial Applications

- Topology Optimization For Structural Static and Dynamic Failures

- Optimization in Oil and Gas Industries

- New Advances in Derivative-Free Optimization Methods for Engineering Optimization

- Optimization Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering

- Optimization of Laminated Composite Materials

- Inverse Problems in Engineering

Engineering Optimization 2014 will be of great interest to engineers and academics in engineering, mathematics and computer science.

## Table of Contents

Preface

Organizers

**Numerical optimization techniques**

A comparative study between wavelet-adaptive multiple shooting and single shooting implemented in a MATLAB-EMSO environment

L.S. Santos, A.R. Secchi & E.C. Biscaia Jr.

Results comparison between SIMP and SERA for compliant mechanisms design

C. Alonso, R. Ansola, E. Veguería & O.M. Querin

Application of derivative-free multi-objective algorithms to reliability-based robust design optimization of a high-speed catamaran in real ocean environment

R. Pellegrini, E.F. Campana, M. Diez, A. Serani, F. Rinaldi, G. Fasano, U. Iemma, G. Liuzzi, S. Lucidi & F. Stern

Multi-Objective Optimization (MDO) and differential geometry controlled Pareto front solution spacing

C. Bakker & G.T. Parks

Solving dual hesitant fuzzy assignment problem with restrictions using similarity measure

P. Singh

Structural optimization of frame structures by integer programming with design code failure constrains

A. Kuckoski & J.S.O. Fonseca

A study on multidisciplinary design optimization method for UUV

M.Y.Wang, Z.F.Wei, Q. Yu & S.L. Yang

The comprehensive optimization analysis of mechanical properties of the monohull ship

S.L. Yang, Q. Yu &Y. Chen

Comprehensive optimization of the performance for USV and its methods

S. Zhang, S.L. Yang, G.Y. Zhang & Y.Y.Wen

Real-time optimization by indirect NMPC methods

C. Schwarz, R. Callies & A. Szabo

Interval partitioning methods for mixed integer nonlinear problems

B. Ergüne¸s, L. Özdamar, N. Gülcan & O. Demir

Multi-stage stochastic distribution model

L.T. Guardia & T.G. de Torres

A novel hybrid method for optimal control problems and its application to trajectory optimization in micro manufacturing

E. Bauma & T. Schuster

A one-step discrete adjoint-based approach for combined design optimization and a posteriori error estimation

J. Miranda, S. Abraham, K. Elsayed & C. Lacor

Application of cellular automaton to combinatorial optimization problems

K. Ishihashi, H. Furuta, Y. Nomura, K. Nakatsu & K. Takahashi

A surrogate-assisted evolutionary algorithm for dynamic structural identification

P. Gambarelli & L. Vincenzi

MOGASI: A multi-objective genetic algorithm for efficiently handling constraints and diversified decision variables

S. Costanzo, L. Castelli & A. Turco

A metric to assist the selection of the particle swarm optimization parameters

C.A. da Silva Jr.,W.B. Saba, N.M. Abe & A. Passaro

Structural design optimization of lightweight structures considering material selection and sizing

M. Schatz, E.J.Wehrle & H. Baier

Application of the flower pollination algorithm in nonlinear algebraic systems with multiple solutions

G.M. Platt

Schemes in setting position and radius of RBF in convolute RBF for surrogate optimization

M. Arakawa & S. Kitayama

Investigation of energy dissipation over stepped spillways using a hybrid FV-ANN technique

A. Dolatshah, H. Imani Khoshkho & M. Mashal

Robust optimization of shunt circuits for the passive control of composite structures

B.G.G.L. Zambolini-Vicente, V.A.C. Silva & A.M.G. de Lima

Recent advances in the solution of large nonlinear optimisation problems withWORHP

T. Linke, D.L.Wassel & C. Büskens

An improved methodology for airfoil shape optimization using surrogate based design optimization

D. Rajaram & R.S. Pant

A new draft of resolution to the p-median problem

J. Fernandes dos Santos & C. dos Santos Machado

Optimization of the ready-mixed concrete delivery system using transportation algorithm

G. Albayrak & U. Albayrak

**Design optimization and inverse problems**

PARETO and NASH fronts as the limit case of the isoperimetric inequality in multiobjective optimization theory

V.V. Kobelev

Design of material anisotropy constitutive matrices for structural stiffness and strength optimization

P. Pedersen & N.L. Pedersen

A genetic algorithm for optimization of spatial trusses considering self-weight loads

A.C.C. Lemonge, P.H. Hallak, L.G. Fonseca & H.J.C. Barbosa

Existence and uniqueness of the regularized solution in the problem of recovery of the non-steady emission rate of a point source: Application of the adjoint method

D. Parra-Guevara, Y.N. Skiba & A. Reyes-Romero

Shape optimization of interior permanent magnet motor for torque ripple reduction

E. Kuci, P. Duysinx, C. Geuzaine & P. Dular

Structural identification of two dimensional shear buildings using a modified adaptive harmony search algorithm

M.M. Jahjouh & U. Nackenhorst

Practical interest of “anti-optimal” solutions in optimal structural design

T. Messager & M. Pyrz

Optimization of an unitary split system air conditioner with variable refrigerant flow

F.O.B. Brochier, M.L.S. Indrusiak & P.R.Wander

On the use of min-max algorithms in receding horizon control laws for harbor defense

S. Lee, E. Polak & J.Walrand

On optimization of internal/external spur gears tooth bending strength

N.L. Pedersen

Application of Generalized Extremal Optimization (GEO) technique to design the orbit transfer solar sail control system

I. Mainenti-Lopes, L.C.G. Souza & F.L. De Sousa

Comparison between unrestricted dynamic shakedown design and a new probabilistic approach for structures under seismic loadings

L. Palizzolo, S. Benfratello & P. Tabbuso

Optimization and investigation of the dynamical-optical behavior of mirror systems

J. Störkle, N.Wengert & P. Eberhard

Numerical direct evolutionary identification of constitutive semi-crystalline polymer model parameters

H. Abdul-Hameed, T. Messager, F. Zaïri & M. Naït-Abdelaziz

Design of after-market wind turbine blade add-ons for noise reduction

S.S. Rodrigues & A.C. Marta

Optimal design of curved folded plates by optimality criteria method

B. Balogh & J. Lógó

Recovering the functional form of nonlinear heat transfer by means of thermal imaging

G. Inglese

Multidisciplinary performance based optimization of aircraft

F. Afonso, J. Vale, F. Lau & A. Suleman

Stochastic optimization in aircraft design

L. Amândio, A. Marta, F. Afonso, J. Vale & A. Suleman

Performance optimization of complex continuous mining system using stochastic simulation

M.S. Shishvan & J. Benndorf

Parameterization formulations for aerofoil shape optimization

D.A. Vicente, P.V. Gamboa & M.A.R. Silvestre

2-D shape optimization of aerostat envelopes using Kriging

S.N. Paul, D. Patil & R.S. Pant

Design optimization of the centrifugal clutch of the M3165 four-stroke internal combustion engine

P. de F.V. Carvalheira

Optimization of a car radiator fin thickness

P.Wais

Simulation of polymeric membrane in Aspen Plus for CO2 post-combustion capture

A. Pascu, A. Badea, C. Dinca & L. Stoica

Hybrid optimization algorithm applied on multistage axial compressor performance calculations with variable geometry

O.F.R. Silva, J.T. Tomita, C. Bringhenti & D.F. Cavalca

On the optimization of a piezoelectric speaker for hearing aid application through multi-physical FE models

G.C. Martins, P.R. Nunes & J.A. Cordioli

Topology optimization for improving the performance of solar cells

D.K. Gupta, M. Langelaar, F. van Keulen & M. Barink

Information-maximizing adaptive design of experiments for wind tunnel testing

H.-L. Choi, J. Ahn & D.-H. Cho

A graphic Java interface for the calculation of double azeotropes by the inversion of functions from the plane to the plane

G.B. Libotte, G.M. Platt & A. de L. Guedes

Optimisation of hierarchical structures for compression bearing applications

D. Rayneau-Kirkhope, Y. Mao & R.S. Farr

Shape optimization for homogenized phononic materials and band gap structures

E. Rohan, J. Vondˇrejc & J. Heczko

Robust reliability-based aerodynamic shape optimization

D.I. Papadimitriou & C. Papadimitriou

Weight minimization of truss structures subjected to dynamic loading

M.M. Hedaya, A. Elsabbagh & A.M. Hussein

Inversion of functions from the plane to the plane to solve nonlinear algebraic systems: Calculating of double azeotrope using the modified Raoult’s Law in the mixture benzene+hexafluorobenzene

A.L. Guedes, G.M. Platt & F.D.M. Neto

Experimental studies of a variable water volume chiller system for energy conservation

Y.F.Wang & Q. Chen

The topology optimization of electronic parts mounted on micro satellite

H. Nakamura & T. Miyashita

Determination of peel strength based on composition of adhesives for the footwear industry using genetic algorithm

R.M. Paiva, C.C. António & L.M. Silva

Performance based MDO of a regional transport aircraft with a joined wing configuration

J. Vale, F. Afonso, F. Lau & A. Suleman

A polynomial algorithm for a special case of the one-machine scheduling problem with time-lags

H. Ramalhinho

Optimization of multimodal shunt circuits for the passive control of composite structures

V.A.C. Silva, B.G.G.L. Zambolini-Vicente & A.M.G. de Lima

Optimal pitching axis of flapping-wings for hovering flight

Q.Wang, J.F.L. Goosen & F. van Keulen

Modeling and parameter estimation of a biogas plant using maize silage in a two step model

J.A. Arzate, M.N. Cruz Bournazou, M. Kirstein, P. Neubauer, S. Junne & B. Habermann

Heat exchanger design optimization taking into account uncertainties of different correlations

J. Lambert & L. Gosselin

Tuning parameters using bio-inspired multiobjective optimization algorithm for topology optimization based on bacterial chemotaxis

J.X. Leon & M.A. Guzman

Optimization of microstructures using statistical and physical descriptors within a cellular automaton framework

A. Emami, T.Wu &A. Tovar

Optimization of a material with a negative stiffness provided by an inherent bistable element

J. Heczko, Z. Dimitrovová & H.C. Rodrigues

Application of relaxation matrix logic-structural in the allocation optimization of devices in power systems distribution

M.M. Santos, A.R. Abaide, M. Sperandio &T.F. Milke

**Efficient analysis and reanalysis techniques**

Using model order reduction to accelerate optimization of multi-stage linear dynamical systems

Y. Yue, S. Li, L. Feng, A. Seidel-Morgenstern & P. Benner

Improving inversion algorithms for geosounding inversion

H. Hidalgo-Silva & E. Gómez-Treviño

On solution of 3D contact shape optimization problems with Coulomb friction based on domain decomposition

P. Beremlijski & A. Markopoulos

Efficient reliability-based optimization using a combined metamodel and FE-based strategy

S. Shetty

Sensitivity analysis

A revised vertex enumeration algorithm via dual Fourier-Motzkin elimination method

S.D. Abdullahi

Topological derivatives for fundamental frequencies of elastic bodies

V.V. Kobelev

Sensitivity analysis of the model response in mechanized tunneling simulation – A case study assessment

C. Zhao, A.A. Lavasan & T. Schanz

Reaeration coefficient sensitivity analysis for water quality river modelling

V.T.R. Costa, J. Lugon Jr. & P.P.W. Rodrigues

**Industrial applications**

Flow optimization of hydraulic accumulators

H. Ortwig, U. Zimmermann & D. Hübner

Topology optimization of a wing structure

F.C. Sousa, F.P. Lau & A. Suleman

The potential of support vector machines and Kriging in modelling the gas cyclone performance

K. Elsayed, D. Vucinic & C. Lacor

Method and system for control of flotation process based on preliminary estimates of ore grade

V. Morozov, Z. Ganbaatar, L. Delgerbat & V. Stoliarov

A firefly based optimization algorithm for optimal planning of voltage controlled distributed generators

M.M. Othman,W. El-Khattam, A.Y. Abdelaziz & Y.G. Hegazy

Optimization of the overload-protection degree

A.V. Perelmuter & T.Y. Veriuzhska

A model for scheduling of employees using supplier selection

S. Holopainen

Optimization of a silver catalyzed formaldehyde plant using artificial neural networks

R.L. Reis, R.M. Fontes, J.K.O. Fernandes, R.A. Kalid & K.V. Pontes

Hypersonic cryogenic tank design using mixed-variable surrogate-based optimization

Ch. Beauthier, A. Mahajan, C. Sainvitu, P. Hendrick, S. Sharifzadeh & D. Verstraete

Polymer electrolyte fuel cell performances enhanced by under-rib convection

J. Ahn, J. Lee, N.D. Vihn, S. Park, H.-M. Kim & K.-S. Choi

Robust assignment of fleet size and travel routes for transportation to a single-destiny using optimization via simulation

E.G. Baquela & A.C. Olivera

An optimization model for truck tyres selection

Z. Šabartová, A.-B. Strömberg, M. Patriksson & P. Lindroth

Optimization of storage space in port grain cereal storage silos – a case study

M.G. Cardoso, E.P. Ferreira, M.P. Lopes & C. Lopes

A Hybrid Harmony Search (HHS) algorithm for a Green Vehicle Routing Problem (GVRP)

R. Kawtummachai & T. Shohdohji

Automotive shift quality optimization based on piecewise monotone interpolation of parameter characteristics

A.Wurm, D. Bestle & S. Kahlbau

Temperature prediction in high speed incremental forming process by data mining techniques

C. Ciancio, G. Ambrogio, L. Filice, F. Gagliardi & R. Musmanno

Optimal race course design for air races

R. Callies

Automotive Powertrain optimization by genetic algorithm analysing transmission ratios

G.B. Colherinhas, P.H.C. Dias, A.C.G.C. Diniz & A.P.S.P. Rodrigues

Multi-objective optimization to simultaneously address energy hub layout, sizing and scheduling using a linear formulation

G. Mavromatidis, R. Evins, K. Orehounig, V. Dorer & J. Carmeliet

Optimal control in moving domains: An application to eutrophication

L.J. Alvarez-Vázquez, A. Martínez & F.J. Fernández

Optimum design of a dissipative link in wall-frame systems

R. Greco & G.C. Marano

Inverse procedure for determining transient fluid temperature based on temperature responses of the thermometer and pipeline wall

J. Taler & M. Jaremkiewicz

Model-linearization strategies for MPC of the air-path of a diesel engine

R. Bapst, M. Jakob, C. Onder, L. Guzzella & J. Asprion

Optimization of the fuel consumption of M3165 four-stroke internal combustion engine

P. de F.V. Carvalheira & J.M.F. Nunes

Use of genetic algorithms for spare parts distribution system

A. Rybicková, A. Karásková & D. Mocková

Mixture optimization and analysis of the chemical behavior of different types of ethanol for export

M.C.O. Pedulla, J.I. Soletti & S.H.V. Carvalho

Towards a monolithic design of large aircraft wing spoilers using numerical topology and laminate optimization

M. Meindlhumer, M. Schagerl & M. Fleischmann

Design optimization of equivalent mooring system on truncated depth

F.M.G. Ferreira, E.N. Lages, S.M.B. Afonso & P.R.M. Lyra

Achievement of metamodels for optimization of methylamines production process through computer aided design

A.V.L. Machado, D.P. Leitoles, M.K. Lenzi, C.I. Yamamoto & L.F.L. Luz Jr.

Optimization in biogas processes production. The importance of global sensitivity analysis, optimization procedure and uncertainty analysis

A. Donoso-Bravo, G. Ruiz-Filippi & F. Carrera-Chapela

Shape optimization of aircraft cabin ventilation components using adjoint CFD

T. Köthe, S. Herzog & C.Wagner

Optimization methods applied to nonlinear signal interference models

M. da Silva, E.L.F. Senne & N.L. Vijaykumar

The Combinatorial-Cyclic method of Optimization (CCOpt) in a scaled or full sized prototyping and virtual prototyping

S. Zietarski, S. Kachel, A. Kozakiewicz & S. Wrzesien

Shape optimization of inductors for preheating before laser welding and hardening

D. Pánek, P. K°us, V. Kotlan, R. Hamar & I. Doležel

Adjoint-based shape optimization of high-speed trains

D. Jakubek, S. Herzog & C.Wagner

Optimizing parameters of a downdraft biomass gasifier

F.O. Centeno-González, K.A. Almeida, E.E.S. Lora & J.L. Gonçalves

Optimal selection and operation of distributed energy resources for an urban district

B. Morvaj, R. Evins & J. Carmeliet

Robust shape optimization of composite structure using metamodels

A. Janushevskis, A. Melnikovs & J. Janusevskis

Modeling and analysis of control in one unit compression chlorine

S.K.S. Carmo, L.G.S. Vasconcelos & M. da S.A. Emerenciano

Minimizing the environmental impact of R-C structural elements

M. Kripka, G.F. Medeiros, J.L.T. Fraga & P.R. Marosin

An adaptive multiscale approximation assisted multiobjective optimization applied to compact heat exchangers

K.H. Saleh, D. Bacellar, V. Aute & R. Radermacher

Residual stress and distortion after ejection for injection molded part with metal-insert by the process chain analysis

K. Jin, T. Jeong & N. Kim

Numerical analysis and optimal design to reduce residual stresses and deformations of die casting sheets after ejection

T. Kim, K. Jin, A. Teagen & N. Kim

The ant colony optimization algorithm for offshore air transport in the northeast of Brazil

L.O. Mota, K.A. Rocha, T.X.R. Souza, E. Jesus, A.M. Oliveira Jr., J.I. Soletti, S.H.V. Carvalho & D.F. Souza

Productivity and optimization of the brew production by mash variation

V.B. Barreto, F.D.R. Amado & K.V. Cruz

Optimization of the DLR SpaceLiner inside the integration environment RCE

S. Zur & A. Tröltzsch

Optimization of corporate performance using data envelopment analysis with Maple

J. Hrebícek, O. Trenz, Z. Chvátalová & J. Soukopová

On the optimization and accuracy of stress-strain curve determination using hydraulic bulge test

H. Campos, B. Martins, A.D. Santos & F. Barlat

Thin-walled component design optimization for crashworthiness using principles of compliant mechanism synthesis and Kriging sequential approximation

K. Liu, A. Tovar & D. Detwiler

Reliability-based topology optimization for uncertain building systems in seismic zones

S. Bobby, S.M.J. Spence, E. Bernardini & A. Kareem

Quantum-inspired evolution for smart building energy management in future power networks

R. Badawy, A. Heßler, S. Albayrak, B. Hirsch & A. Yassine

Study of the dynamic behavior and development of the optimal procedure of startup a thermally coupled distillation column

A.L.U. Vasconcelos, I.C. Nunes, L.G.S. Vasconcelos & R.P. Brito

Modeling and optimization of a distillation column using advanced optimization software (ROMeo)

C. Quito, I. Bessa & K. Pontes

Experimental methodology for quantification analysis of methane emissions applied to the charcoal production in laboratory

I.M.O. Maia, S.R. de Carvalho, V.L. Borges, R.L. Mota, L.D. Barbosa & E.A.P. de Lima

Assessment of corrosion and mechanical properties of rebar used in a 50-year-old reinforced concrete industrial building

M. Canbaz & U. Albayrak

Examination of material properties and carbonation of concrete in a 50-year-old structure

M. Canbaz, U. Albayrak & E. Unluoglu

Seven-stage axial compressor optimization

V.N. Matveev, O.V. Baturin, G.M. Popov & I.N. Egorov

Dynamic job shop scheduling with alternative routes based on genetic algorithm

A. Ali, P. Hackney, D. Bell & M. Birkett

**MS01 – Topology optimization for structural static and dynamic failures**

Major advances in exact structural topology optimization: Stress and displacement based multi-load design

G.I.N. Rozvany, V. Pomezanski, T. Sokoł & E. Pintér

Optimum structures of micropolar materials depending on elastic constants

Y. Arimitsu, Z.Q.Wu, Y. Sogabe & T. Kimura

Towards multi-objective topology optimization of structures subject to crash and static load cases

N. Aulig, S. Menzel, E. Nutwell & D. Detwiler

A robust approach to the optimization of structures made of unilateral material

M. Bruggi & P. Duysinx

Optimal packages: Binding regular polyhedra

F. Kovács

**MS02 – Optimization in oil and gas industries**

A multifidelity approach to waterflooding optimization

M. Fragoso, B. Horowitz & J. Rodrigues

Multicriteria solutions for optimum reservoir management

S.M.B. Afonso, L.C. Oliveira, J.W.O. Pinto, B. Horowitz & R.B.Willmersdorf

A MILP formulation for scheduling oil tankers for offloading operations with variable travel time

L.S. de Assis, E. Camponogara & A. Plucenio

A modified shuffled frog-leaping algorithm to model products transport in pipeline networks

F. Lamboia, L.V.R. de Arruda & F. Neves Jr.

A mathematical programming formulation for robust production optimization of gas-lifted oil fields

E. Hülse & E. Camponogara

Optimized ballast control in load-out operations

M.C.T. Reyes, P. Kaleff, S.G. Ramon & J.R. Sarmiento

Helicopter routing problem applied to offshore platforms

J.I. Soletti, S.H.V. Carvalho, C.J. Sousa &A.M. Oliveira Jr.

**MS03 – New advances in derivative-free optimization methods for engineering optimization**

Hybrid multi-criterion optimization strategies for complex technical problems

S. Kux

Global optimization design for expensive computational simulations in aerodynamics using a novel surrogate model approach

L. Carro-Calvo, S. Salcedo-Sanz, E. Andrés-Pérez & M.J. Martin-Burgos

Structural optimization of a joined wing aircraft using DMS algorithm

T. Pires, J.F.A. Madeira &A. Suleman

**MS04 – Optimization methods in biomechanics and biomedical engineering**

A pre-operational study magnification measurement and error estimation of residual tibia kinematics within below knee prosthetics

A. Breen, M. Dupac, S. Noroozi & N. Osborne

Optimal approach to the human motion reconstruction within the limitation of the kinematic data acquisition procedures

C. Quental, J. Folgado, J. Ambrósio & J. Monteiro

The callus formation in bone healing as a shape optimization problem

F.O. Ribeiro, P.R. Fernandes, J. Folgado, M.J. Gómez-Benito & J.M. García-Aznar

A framework for custom design and fabrication of cranio-maxillofacial prostheses using investment casting

V. Csáky, R.J. Neto, T.P. Duarte, J. Lino Alves, M. Couto & M. Machado

Parametric optimization of coronary stents based on finite element models

N.S. Ribeiro, J.O. Folgado & H.C. Rodrigues

**MS05 – Optimization of laminated composite structures**

Hierarchical optimization of fiber reinforced composites for natural frequencies

R.T.L. Ferreira, H.C. Rodrigues & J.M. Guedes

Optimal design of composite structures subjected to fatigue loading in a fuzzy environment

P. Ke˛dziora &A. Muc

Reducing of the stress concentration near mounting zones of the wind turbine composite blade

P.A. Oganesyan, I.V. Zhilyaev, V.S. Shevtsova & J.-K.Wu

Combined topology and stacking sequence optimization of composite laminated structures for structural performance measures

G.P. Rodrigues, J.M. Guedes & J.O. Folgado

Viscoelastic material parameter estimation in sandwich structures

V.J.S. Carvalho, A.L. Araújo & N.M.M. Maia

A design optimization study of a partially damped sandwich structure

S. Naimi, S. Assaf & M.A. Hamdi

**MS06 – Inverse problems in engineering**

Direct and optimization methods for the localization of obstacles in a porous media

N.F.M. Martins

Bayesian estimate of mass fraction of burned fuel in internal combustion engines using pressure measurements

D.C. Estumano, F.C. Hamilton, M.J. Colaço, A.J.K. Leiroz, H.R.B. Orlande, R.N. Carvalho & G.S. Dulikravich

Comparison of two inverse strategies to characterise soil profiles

D.N.Wilke, S. Kok & G. Heymann

Estimating the stress-strain curve of steel wire

S. Kok & D.N.Wilke

Meshless methods for the inverse problem related to the determination of non-Newtonian fluid properties from the volume flow experiment

J.A. Kołodziej, M. Mierzwiczak & J.K. Grabski

Determination of non-uniformity of unidirectional fibrous porous media as inverse problem

J.A. Kolodziej, M. Mierzwiczak & P. Fritzkowski

Simultaneous boundary value and material parameter estimation using imperfect compression data

G.J. Jansen van Rensburg, S. Kok & D.N.Wilke

On introducing restrictions for mechanism design

I. Fernández de Bustos, V. García Marina, R. Ansola & M. Abásolo

Using inverse mapping to directly solve inverse problems

E. Asaadi, S. Kok & P.S. Heyns

A new aerodynamic inverse method for the design of ducts

J.E. Borges

Fall detection modeling based on inverse problems

I. Figueiredo, S. Kumar, C. Leal & L. Pinto

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