The numerical optimization of the connecting rod big-end lubrication involves several main steps.
The first, which can be considered as the most important one, is the identification of the main input factors and their varying range. In the same time, the meaningful resulting values have to be identified because the optimization will be performed on the basis of this choice.
The computing time for a TEHD solution prevents from performing a huge amount of calculi to draw the Pareto-Front of the solutions. Thus, the next step is the creation of a metamodel, based on polynomials, with a good predictability property and a low computing cost.
In the third step, a fast Multi Objective Optimization is performed on the metamodel. The Pareto-Front, which represents the best trade-offs of solutions, is identified: one can now easily choose the input parameters which will give a particular desired solution.
In the last step, the robustness of the solutions has to be checked: if a given solution is chosen, the corresponding input parameters have to enclose a minimal uncertainty gap to be realistic. Otherwise, this wanted solution will never be reached, because in a real-life problem, the parameter values are not deterministic.