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The use of partially converged simulations in building surrogate models

Abstract : The main objective of this paper is to propose an optimization strategy which uses partially converged data to minimize the computational effort associated with an optimization procedure. The framework of this work is the optimization of assemblies involving contact and friction. Several tools have been developed in order to use a surrogate model as an alternative to the actual mechanical model. Then, the global optimization can be carried out using this surrogate model, which is much less expensive. This approach has two drawbacks: the CPU time required to generate the surrogate model and the inaccuracy of this model. In order to alleviate these drawbacks, we propose to minimize the CPU time by using partially converged data and then to apply a correction strategy. Two methods are tested in this paper. The first one consists in updating a partially converged metamodel using global enrichment. The second one consists in seeking the global minimum using the weighted expected improvement. One can achieve a time saving of about 10 when seeking the global minimum
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Nicolas Courrier, Pierre-Alain Boucard, Bruno Soulier. The use of partially converged simulations in building surrogate models. Advances in Engineering Software, Elsevier, 2014, 67, pp.186 - 197. ⟨10.1016/j.advengsoft.2013.09.008⟩. ⟨hal-01376461⟩



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