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Genetic Algorithm for Sustainable Product Design Optimisation

  • Zhongming RenEmail author
  • Daizhong Su
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Abstract

This chapter starts with the introduction of genetic algorithm (GA), including the definition of the GA optimisation, the development history and methodology of the algorithm, and its advantages and limitations, followed by the introduction of the GA tool embedded in software package MATLAB. And then the approach of sustainable product design optimisation using GA is presented, including brief information of product life cycle analysis (LCA) and life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) method/tool selection, a three-tier structure for product LCA, and the sustainable product design optimisation procedure. The approach is demonstrated with a case study using an industrial gearbox.

Keywords

Optimisation Genetic algorithm Optimisation software tools Life cycle analysis Life cycle impact assessment Gearbox 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Art and DesignShanghai University of Engineering ScienceShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai Institute of Design and InnovationTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  3. 3.School of Architecture Design and the Built EnvironmentAdvanced Design and Manufacturing Engineering Centre, Nottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUK

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