We construct a multi-fidelity framework for statistical learning and global optimization that is capable of effectively synthesizing seakeeping predictions having two different levels of modeling fidelity, namely a strip theory and a boundary element method based on potential flow assumption. The objective of this work is to demonstrate that the multi-fidelity framework can be used efficiently to discover optimal small waterplane area twin hull shapes having superior seakeeping performance using a limited number of expensive high-fidelity simulations combined with a larger number of inexpensive low-fidelity simulations. Specifically, we employ multi-fidelity Gaussian process regression and Bayesian optimization to build probabilistic surrogate models and efficiently explore a 35-dimensional design space to optimize hull shapes that minimize wave-induced motions and accelerations, and satisfy specific requirements in terms of displacement and metacentric height. Our results demonstrate the superior characteristics of this optimization framework in constructing accurate surrogate models and identifying optimal designs with a significant reduction in the computational effort.
|Titolo:||Improving SWATH seakeeping performance using multi-fidelity Gaussian process and Bayesian optimization|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|