• Efficient optimisation of structures using tabu search

      Connor, AM; Seffen, KA; Clarkson, PJ; Parks, GT (MCB University Press, 1999)
      This paper presents a novel approach to the optimisation of structures using a Tabu search (TS) method. TS is a metaheuristic which is used to guide local search methods towards a globally optimal solution by using flexible ...
    • Engineering design optimisation using tabu search

      Connor, AM; Clarkson, PJ; Shahpar, S; Leonard, PJ (Professional Engineering Publishing, 2000)
      This paper describes an optimisation methodology that has been specifically developed for engineering design problems. The methodology is based on a Tabu search (TS) algorithm that has been shown to find high quality ...
    • Multiobjective optimisation of bicycle frames using simulated annealing

      Suppapitnarm, A; Seffen, KA; Parks, GT; Connor, AM; Clarkson, PJ (Association for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization in the UK (ASMO-UK), 1999)
      The paper describes a novel implementation of the Simulated Annealing algorithm designed to explore the trade-off surface in multiobjective optimisation problems, in which an appropriate annealing temperature is determined ...
    • Signposting, a dynamic approach to design process management

      Clarkson, PJ; Connor, AM; Melo, AF (Cambridge University Engineering Department, 1999)
      This paper presents an overview of a dynamic guidance tool that has been developed to address a need for design support in the aerospace sector. The tool, called signposting, provides the means of directing activity by ...
    • Tendering for engineering contracts

      Barr, G; Burgess, SG; Connor, AM; Clarkson, PJ (Professional Engineering Publishing, 2000)
      This paper describes a generalised model that embodies the criteria assessed during the tendering process, where if all the pertinent criteria are met, then the risk when submitting the tender is minimised. This provides ...