multi-disciplinary optimization


ESTECO hosted a webinar on May 17th 2017, presenting the new user experience, self-initializing and autonomous algorithms.

Application to Short Fiber Reinforced Plastic (SFRP) Microstructure Optimization for NVH improvement

The role of simulation is of critical importance to drive the powertrain design for Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) on a Component, Sub-System and System Level.

modeFRONTIER product update and roadmap @UM17

This presentation explores modeFRONTIER's current and future developments. Faster optimization and improved usability are the leitmotifs of the latest upgrades of modeFRONTIER.

Model Based System Engineering: From Requirements to Performance Optimization using SysML and modeFRONTIER

Appliances are expected to perform at higher levels due to increased regulatory requirements, greater connectivity, and greater competition in the marketplace. Quick delivery to market in a predictable time is needed to win with consumers before competitors do. Large global companies have to control parts proliferation to create global leverage. These are just a few of the reasons Whirlpool Corporation is taking a model-based System Engineering approach to managing the complexity of designing appliances by using the SysML modeling language.

Optimization: I do not think you know what that word means

While many techniques and tools are available to perform an optimization analysis, during the relative quick pace of automotive development the difficulty is having the time to use these tools to find an optimal solution considering the number of variables and types of analyses that need to be included in the process. 

The Future of Modeling, Simulation and Optimization at Cummins

Cummins uses modeFRONTIER to facilitate “system-level” design optimization studies, quantifying the trade-offs across system-level performance to detailed component design.

Situated Design Optimization of Haptic Devices

 It is a complex task to develop and optimize a high-performing haptic device, mainly because of the multi-domain and multi-criteria performance requirements for such devices.​ The general goal for the research presented in this paper is to further develop the previously proposed model-based framework and methodology into a situated and computationally efficient design framework for multiobjective optimization of haptic devices.

Multidisciplinary optimization of the thermal and structural model of a building

Building energy performance largely depends on facade design and local weather characteristics. modeFRONTIER has been used - together with Rhino/Grasshopper plugin - to maximize winter radiation and minimize structural mass of a office building floor located in Toronto, Canada.

Knowledge-Based Integrated Aircraft

A multidisciplinary optimization framework connecting the geometric model, aerodynamic model and structural model is performed on a wing shape with predefined loads on the wing. For global optimization, MOGA is used and for local optimization Simplex algorithm is used as the design variables are continuos.

Development of a Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Framework Applied on UAV Design by Considering Models for Mission, Surveillance, and Stealth Performance

This paper presents a Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) framework that is intended to be employed in the early design stages of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  A development approach for modeling the sensor performance and the radar signature is proposed and it is shown that their integration in a framework which also takes into account the geometry, the aerodynamics, the stability, and the mission simulation is feasible.