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Simultaneous knowledge-based identification and optimization of PHEV fuel economy using hyper-level Pareto-based chaotic Lamarckian immune algorithm, MSBA and fuzzy programming

Ahmad Mozaffari (Systems Design Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada)
Nasser L. Azad (Systems Design Engineering Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada)
Alireza Fathi (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Babol University of Technology, Babol, Iran)

International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics

ISSN: 1756-378X

Article publication date: 9 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to probe the potentials of computational intelligence (CI) and bio-inspired computational tools for designing a hybrid framework which can simultaneously design an identifier to capture the underlying knowledge regarding a given plug-in hybrid electric vehicle’s (PHEVs) fuel cost and optimize its fuel consumption rate. Besides, the current investigation aims at elaborating the effectiveness of Pareto-based multiobjective programming for coping with the difficulties associated with such a tedious automotive engineering problem.

Design/methodology/approach

The hybrid intelligent tool is implemented in two different levels. The hyper-level algorithm is a Pareto-based memetic algorithm, known as the chaos-enhanced Lamarckian immune algorithm (CLIA), with three different objective functions. As a hyper-level supervisor, CLIA tries to design a fast and accurate identifier which, at the same time, can handle the effects of uncertainty as well as use this identifier to find the optimum design parameters of PHEV for improving the fuel economy.

Findings

Based on the conducted numerical simulations, a set of interesting points are inferred. First, it is observed that CI techniques provide us with a comprehensive tool capable of simultaneous identification/optimization of the PHEV operating features. It is concluded that considering fuzzy polynomial programming enables us to not only design a proper identifier but also helps us capturing the undesired effects of uncertainty and measurement noises associated with the collected database.

Originality/value

To the best knowledge of the authors, this is the first attempt at implementing a comprehensive hybrid intelligent tool which can use a set of experimental data representing the behavior of PHEVs as the input and yields the optimized values of PHEV design parameters as the output.

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Citation

Mozaffari, A., Azad, N.L. and Fathi, A. (2015), "Simultaneous knowledge-based identification and optimization of PHEV fuel economy using hyper-level Pareto-based chaotic Lamarckian immune algorithm, MSBA and fuzzy programming", International Journal of Intelligent Computing and Cybernetics, Vol. 8 No. 1, pp. 2-27. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJICC-07-2014-0034

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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