Development of a Flexible Optimization Capability
Final rept. 14 Apr 1997-30 Sep 1999, Phase 2
VANDERPLAATS R AND D INC COLORADO SPRINGS CO
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This report describes the activities performed during the SBIR Phase II contract entitled, Development of a Flexible Optimization Capability. The objective was twofold. The first was to create a graphical user interface to couple optimization and related design capabilities with third party analysis software. The second objective was to create a general design study tool which can effectively utilize the information available from the optimization and related processes. A graphical user interface was created to couple optimization with third party analysis software such as, ABAQUS and LS-DYNA. An object relational database system, a gradient based optimization functional module, a design of experiments DOE functional module and a post processing module, were developed during the contract period. All these developments, except the database system, have been combined into a software system called VisualDOC. Version 1.0 of VisualDOC was released in December 1998, and Version 1.2 was released in July 1999. VisualDOC 2.0, scheduled to be released in the first quarter of 2000, will contain the database system and a JAVA based graphical user interface.
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