Multi-Objective Optimization of Hose Assembly Routing for Vehicles

C. Wehlin , J. A. Persson and J. Ölvander (Linköping University, Sweden)

This paper presents a method for multi-objective optimization of hose assembly routing. Hose routing is a non-trivial task which demand a lot of iterations, especially with the increased complexity in modern vehicles. The proposed method utilizes design automation through multiobjective optimization of routing assemblies containing multiple hoses. The method is intended as a decision support and automation-tool, that reduces the number of iterations needed. The method has been implemented and tested on a case, concerning a set of hoses in an engine compartment, showing credible results.