A comprehensive multi-objective optimisation methodology is presented and applied to a practical aero engine rotor system. A variant of Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm (NSGA) is employed to simultaneously minimise the weight and unbalance response of the rotor system with restriction imposed on critical speed. Rayleigh beam is used in Finite Element Method (FEM) implemented in-house developed MATLAB code for analysis. The results of practical interest are achieved through bearing-pedestal model and eigenvalue based Rayleigh damping model. Pareto optimal solutions generated and best solution selected with the help of response surface approximation of the Pareto optimal front. The outcome of the paper is a minimum weight and minimum unbalance response rotor system which satisfied the critical speed constraints.

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