Enhancing Multi-Disciplinary Optimization by Initial Systematic Screening
This paper presents one way of dealing with the optimization of complex systems by making use of the great
experience that is held by systems engineers, allowing designers to systematically split up the problem into a number of sequential phases of screening. This approach has been used with success at Volvo Cars resulting in great improvement of the optimization of engine mount systems. Owing to this new method, optimum solutions can be identified faster, shortening the development time from months to weeks.