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Integration of expert knowledge into radial basis function surrogate models

Journal article
Authors Zuzana Nedelkova
Peter Lindroth
Ann-Brith Strömberg
Michael Patriksson
Published in Optimization and Engineering
Volume 17
Issue 3
Pages 577-603
ISSN 1389-4420
Publication year 2016
Published at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Mathematics
Pages 577-603
Language en
Keywords Radial basis functions, Interpolation, Approximation, Expert knowledge, Optimization, Rolling resistance coefficient
Subject categories Optimization, systems theory


A current application in a collaboration between Chalmers University of Technology and Volvo Group Trucks Technology concerns the global optimization of a complex simulation-based function describing the rolling resistance coefficient of a truck tyre. This function is crucial for the optimization of truck tyres selection considered. The need to explicitly describe and optimize this function provided the main motivation for the research presented in this article. Many optimization algorithms for simulation-based optimization problems use sample points to create a computationally simple surrogate model of the objective function. Typically, not all important characteristics of the complex function (as, e.g., non-negativity)—here referred to as expert knowledge—are automatically inherited by the surrogate model. We demonstrate the integration of several types of expert knowledge into a radial basis function interpolation. The methodology is first illustrated on a simple example function and then applied to a function describing the rolling resistance coefficient of truck tyres. Our numerical results indicate that expert knowledge can be advantageously incorporated and utilized when creating global approximations of unknown functions from sample points.

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