Accession Number:

ADA439678

Title:

Theory and Algorithms for Global/Local Design Optimization

Descriptive Note:

Rept. from 1 Jan 2002-30 Sep 2005

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INST AND STATE UNIV BLACKSBURG DEPT OF AEROSPACE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING

Report Date:

2005-09-29

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The motivating application for this research is the globallocal optimal design of composite aircraft structures such as wings and fuselages, but the theory and algorithms are more widely applicable in engineering design. Research is proposed on three distinct topics. 1 Rigorous mathematical theory will be developed supporting a decomposition strategy for globallocal optimization. Advanced computational and numerical approximation techniques, such as massively parallel computing and surrogate functions, will be used in the decomposition. 2 Local panel optimization algorithms that can handle both discrete and continuous variables efficiently will be investigated. Several different strategies for blending local composite panel designs to improve manufacture will be developed and tested. 3 Mathematical theory and parallel computing paradigms for cellular automata applied to structural design will be developed and validated on a variety of structural design problems. Comparison to standard FEM-based optimization will be done.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE