The purpose of this paper is to propose a unified optimization design method and apply it to handle the brake squeal instability involving various uncertainties in a unified framework.
Fuzzy random variables are taken as equivalent variables of conventional uncertain variables, and a unified response analysis method is first derived based on level-cut technique, Taylor expansion and central difference scheme. Next, a unified reliability analysis method is developed by integrating the unified response analysis and fuzzy possibility theory. Finally, based on the unified reliability analysis method, a unified reliability-based optimization model is established, which is capable of optimizing uncertain responses in a unified way for different uncertainty cases.
The proposed method is extended to perform squeal instability analysis and optimization involving various uncertainties. Numerical examples under eight uncertainty cases are provided and the results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Most of the existing methods of uncertainty analysis and optimization are merely effective in tackling one uncertainty case. The proposed method is able to handle the uncertain problems involving various types of uncertainties in a unified way.
The paper is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.51605167), the Science and Technology Program of Guangzhou (No.201804010092), the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, SCUT (No. 2017BQ070) and the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (No. 2019M652880).
Lü, H., Yang, K., Shangguan, W.-b., Yin, H. and Yu, D. (2020), "Rendering optimal design under various uncertainties: A unified approach and application to brake instability study", Engineering Computations, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 345-367. https://doi.org/10.1108/EC-03-2019-0100
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