The optimization of engineering systems is normally not based only on experimental designs, but almost always of a combination of physical design and testing, expert knowledge, and numerical design optimization, wherein specifications of material properties and goals on the function of the design is optimized using numerical software. In a series of projects we have performed, and currently perform, project work in several engineering areas, including components in a Volvo truck.
Keywords: simulation-based optimization, engineering optimization, categorical optimization
Volvo Group Trucks Technology
Energimyndigheten, Gothenburg Mathematical Modelling Centre