A generalized hybrid approach is presented for the multiobjective optimization of engineering systems in the presence of objectives and constraints that are partly fuzzy and partly crisp. The methodology is based on both fuzzy-set and Dempster-Shafer theories to capture the features of incomplete, imprecise, uncertain, or vague information that is often present in real-world engineering systems. The original partly fuzzy multiobjective optimization problem is first defuzzified into a crisp generalized multiobjective optimization problem using fuzzy-set theory. The resulting multiobjective problem is then transformed into an equivalent single-objective optimization problem using a modified Dempster-Shafer theory. The computational details of the approach are illustrated with a structural design example.
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- Aerospace Engineering