Missile Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms


The use of pareto genetic algorithms (GAs) to determine high-efficiency missile geometries is examined, and the capability of these algorithms to determine highly efficient and robust missile aerodynamic designs is demonstrated, given a variety of design goals and constraints. The design study presented documents both the learning capability of GAs and the power of such algorithms for multiobjective optimization. Results indicate that the GA is clearly capable of designing aerodynamic shapes that perform well in either single or multiple goal applications.