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Suitability of Optimization Packages for an MDO Environment

Haim, D and Giunta, A and Holzwarth, M and Mason, H and Watson, T and Haftka, T (1996) Suitability of Optimization Packages for an MDO Environment. Technical Report ncstrl.vatech_cs//TR-96-18, Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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An examination of the performance of several optimization packages and their suitability for inclusion in a realistic multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) environment is conducted. The packages are incorporated into a High-Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) aircraft design code and are used with both a response surface (RS) model and a more detailed, noisy model. While most packages converge to similar designs, there are large variations in CPU times and usability. Results are reported for a SGI workstation.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:457
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Deposited On:05 December 2001
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