2011

Object-Oriented Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis, and Optimization Tool

An Object-Oriented Optimization (O3) tool was developed that leverages existing tools and practices, and allows the easy integration and adoption of new state-of-the-art software. At the heart of the O3 tool is the Central Executive Module (CEM), which can integrate disparate software packages in a cross platform network environment so as to quickly perform optimization and design tasks in a cohesive, streamlined manner. This object-oriented framework can integrate the analysis codes for multiple disciplines instead of relying on one code to perform the analysis for all disciplines.

The CEM was written in FORTRAN and the script commands for each performance index were submitted through the use of the FORTRAN “Call System” command. In this CEM, the user chooses an optimization methodology, defines objective and constraint functions from performance indices, and provides starting and side constraints for continuous as well as discrete design variables.

The structural analysis modules such as computations of the structural weight, stress, deflection, buckling, and flutter and divergence speeds have been developed and incorporated into the O3 tool to build an object-oriented Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis, and Optimization (MDAO) tool.

This work was done by Chan-gi Pak of Dryden Flight Research Center. DRC-010-013

This Brief includes a Technical Support Package (TSP).

Object-Oriented Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis, and Optimization Tool (reference DRC-010-013) is currently available for download from the TSP library.

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