Application of multi-stage Monte Carlo method for solving machining optimization problems

Miloš Madić, Marko Kovačević, Miroslav Radovanović
2014 International Journal of Industrial Engineering Computations  
Enhancing the overall machining performance implies optimization of machining processes, i.e. determination of optimal machining parameters combination. Optimization of machining processes is an active field of research where different optimization methods are being used to determine an optimal combination of different machining parameters. In this paper, multi-stage Monte Carlo (MC) method was employed to determine optimal combinations of machining parameters for six machining processes, i.e.
more » ... ng processes, i.e. drilling, turning, turn-milling, abrasive waterjet machining, electrochemical discharge machining and electrochemical micromachining. Optimization solutions obtained by using multi-stage MC method were compared with the optimization solutions of past researchers obtained by using meta-heuristic optimization methods, e.g. genetic algorithm, simulated annealing algorithm, artificial bee colony algorithm and teaching learning based optimization algorithm. The obtained results prove the applicability and suitability of the multi-stage MC method for solving machining optimization problems with up to four independent variables. Specific features, merits and drawbacks of the MC method were also discussed.
doi:10.5267/j.ijiec.2014.7.002 fatcat:7rzll3vj2jcj7hi5uar3d2wnui