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IJVD - RAOAVDMP 2014 : Int. J. of Vehicle Design - Special Issue on: Recent Advancement in Optimisation Algorithms for Vehicle Design and Manufacturing Processes


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Submission Deadline Dec 31, 2013
Notification Due Jan 14, 2014
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2014
Categories    design   manufacturing   optimization   safety

Call For Papers

Design and Manufacturing Processes"

Guest Editors:
Ali R. Yildiz, Bursa Technical University, Turkey
Kiran N. Solanki, Arizona State University, USA
Dr. ─░smail Durgun, TOFA┼×-FIAT Automobile Factory, Turkey

As energy consumption becomes a larger concern for both industry and consumers, a significant amount of research is currently being carried out to save fuel and reduce production costs.

Developing new and/or optimising the use of lightweight materials, such as polymers, without compromising safety standards and performance criteria is one method of cutting fuel use, particularly in industries associated with transportation. Along with cutting energy costs, designers also see the need to reduce the amount of expensive mechanical testing, e.g. crash tests, as well as time-consuming material testing encompassing a wide variety of environmental and loading conditions. Computational methods offer an excellent opportunity to cut costs and predict material response over a much larger range of conditions than could ever be examined through experiments.

This special issue features new discoveries and advances in the fields of multi-objective design, manufacturing, crashworthiness, and shape and topology optimisation of automobile components with evolutionary approaches. It brings together research scientists and design engineers from across the globe to explore current issues regarding optimisation algorithms, uncertainty, identification of weak links with regard to optimisation algorithms (sample techniques), etc.

This issue provides a platform intended to foster emerging ideas regarding development of advanced optimisation algorithms for vehicle design and manufacturing processes.

Subject Coverage

Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
Multi-objective design optimisation of vehicle components with advanced optimisation algorithms
Multi-objective optimisation of vehicle component manufacturing processes with advanced optimisation algorithms
Multi-objective topology optimisation of vehicle components with advanced optimisation algorithms
Optimisation under uncertainty
Crashworthiness and vehicle safety design using advanced optimisation algorithms
Sizing, shape and topology design optimisation with advanced optimisation algorithms

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper was not originally copyrighted and if it has been completely re-written).

All papers are refereed through a double-blind peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page.

Important Dates

Submission : 31 December, 2013

Decision : 31 January, 2014

Revised manuscript submission: 15 March, 2014

Editors and Notes

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our information on preparing and submitting articles. If you experience any problems submitting your paper online, please contact, describing the exact problem you experience. (Please include in your email the title of the Special Issue, the title of the Journal and the names of the Guest Editors)

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