A Data-Driven Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm Applied to a Many-Objective Blast Furnace Optimization Problem
Chugh, T., Chakraborti, N., Sindhya, K., & Jin, Y. (2017). A Data-Driven Surrogate-Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm Applied to a Many-Objective Blast Furnace Optimization Problem. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 32 (10), 1172-1178. doi:10.1080/10426914.2016.1269923
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A new data-driven reference vector-guided evolutionary algorithm has been successfully implemented to construct surrogate models for various objectives pertinent to an industrial blast furnace. A total of eight objectives have been modeled using the operational data of the furnace using 12 process variables identified through a principal component analysis and optimized simultaneously. The capability of this algorithm to handle a large number of objectives, which has been lacking earlier, results in a more efficient setting of the operational parameters of the furnace, leading to a precisely optimized hot metal production process.