RESEARCH PAPERS: Radiative Transfer

A Multi-objective Optimization of Radiative Fin Array Systems in a Fuzzy Environment

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B. T. F. Chung, B. X. Zhang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3903

E. T. Lee

L and P Culture and Technology, Inc., 5345 Toscana Way, Suite 517, San Diego, CA 92122

J. Heat Transfer 118(3), 642-649 (Aug 01, 1996) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2822680 History: Received October 09, 1995; Revised April 22, 1996; Online December 05, 2007


This study analyzes and optimizes a new design for a four-fin radiating fin array system in a multi-objective fuzzy optimization environment. The conflicting objectives of minimizing both weight and horizontal size are considered simultaneously in the fuzzy optimization logic. A fuzzy feasible domain is constructed by considering all of the fuzzy sets individually defined by the fuzzy objectives and constraints. The system is optimized by maximizing the fuzzy decision function. A systematic procedure of the fuzzy optimization is discussed in detail.

Copyright © 1996 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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