Accession Number:

ADA133039

Title:

COPES - A Fortran Control Program for Engineering Synthesis.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. for period ending 1981,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Report Date:

1982-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

A FORTRAN Control Program for Engineering Synthesis COPES has been developed for solving engineering design problems. The program maximizes or minimizes a numerically defined objective function subject to a set of inequality constraint functions. COPES uses the optimization program, CONMIN, which includes the conjugate direction method of Fletcher and Reeves for unconstrained function minimization and a modification of Zoutendijks method of feasible directions for constrained function minimization. Additionally, approximation techniques are available for use in optimization, and trade-off studies may be performed. A simple design example demonstrates the program capabilities. Programming guidelines are presented followed by sample input data and output for each program option. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE