Economic benefits and quality improvement by using MDO methods in aerospace product development

Gian Paolo De Poli, Carlo Frola (AVIO)

In the aerospace industry if part of the design process involves contributions from design teams in geographically disparate locations problems are more overbearing. Engineers under strict time and quality constraints have difficulty to meet the deadlines governed by product release cycles. The possible solutions of this problem are a framework that provides a solid foundation for overcoming the problems and so the objectives of the presentation are to continually improve the product by incorporating the latest technologies and to develop automated interaction tools in a robust computational environment.