From CAD to Eigenshapes for Surrogate-based Optimization

Abstract : Parametric shape optimization aims at minimizing an objective function f (x) where x are CAD parameters of a shape. This task is difficult when f (·) is the output of an expensive-to-evaluate numerical simulator and the number of CAD parameters is large. Most often, the set of all considered CAD shapes reside in a manifold of lower effective dimension in which it is preferable to build the surrogate model and perform the optimization. In this work, we uncover the manifold through a high-dimensional shape mapping and build a new coordinate system that we call the eigenshape space. The surrogate model is learned in the space of eigenshapes: a regularized likelihood maximization provides the most relevant dimensions for the output. The final surrogate model is detailed (anisotropic) with respect to the most sensitive eigenshapes and rough (isotropic) in the remaining dimensions. Last, the optimization is carried out with a focus on the critical variables, the remaining ones being coarsely optimized through an embedding strategy. At low budgets, the methodology leads to a more accurate model and a faster optimization than the classical approach of directly working with the CAD parameters.
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David Gaudrie, Rodolphe Le Riche, Victor Picheny, Benoit Enaux, Vincent Herbert. From CAD to Eigenshapes for Surrogate-based Optimization. 13th World Congress of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, May 2019, Beijing, China. ⟨hal-02142492⟩



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