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Differential geometry and design coupling in MDO

Bakker, C and Parks, GT and Jarrett, JP (2013) Differential geometry and design coupling in MDO. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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The notion of coupling within a design, particularly within the context of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO), is much used but ill-defined. There are many different ways of measuring design coupling, but these measures vary in both their conceptions of what design coupling is and how such coupling may be calculated. Within the differential geometry framework which we have previously developed for MDO systems, we put forth our own design coupling metric for consideration. Our metric is not commensurate with similar types of coupling metrics, but we show that it both provides a helpful geo- metric interpretation of coupling (and uncoupledness in particular) and exhibits greater generality and potential for analysis than those similar metrics. Furthermore, we discuss how the metric might be profitably extended to time-varying problems and show how the metric's measure of coupling can be applied to multi-objective optimization problems (in unconstrained optimization and in MDO). © 2013 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:14
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 07:27