The role of optimization in the next generation of computer-based design tools
- Rogan, J. Edward
- Apr 1, 1989.
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- There is a close relationship between design optimization and the emerging new generation of computer-based tools for engineering design. With some notable exceptions, the development of these new tools has not taken full advantage of recent advances in numerical design optimization theory and practice. Recent work in the field of design process architecture has included an assessment of the impact of next-generation computer-based design tools on the design process. These results are summarized, and insights into the role of optimization in a design process based on these next-generation tools are presented. An example problem has been worked out to illustrate the application of this technique. The example problem - layout of an aircraft main landing gear - is one that is simple enough to be solved by many other techniques. Although the mathematical relationships describing the objective function and constraints for the landing gear layout problem can be written explicitly and are quite straightforward, an approximation technique has been used in the solution of this problem that can just as easily be applied to integrate supportability or producibility assessments using theory of measurement techniques into the design decision-making process.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19890015849., Accession ID: 89N25220., and NASA. Langley Research Center, Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, Part 3; p 1335-1357.
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