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Project: Evolutionary Design of Mufflers.

project duration
01-JAN-99 – 31-OCT-02
The aim of this project is to develop and test a design strategy for acoustic mufflers that is based on the use of evolutionary algorithms. To reach this objective, the analysis-tool has to be made more accurate and especially more efficient. Also, better evolutionary algorithms (EA) will have to be designed in order to obtain the desired design efficiency. EA performance will be increased by introducing differenciated accuracy in performance evaluation and by trying to increase durability in the learning proces. The last expression refers to finding coding shemes and algorithms that allow to use information from previous optimisation runs to guide the current search.