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Object Oriented Paradigm for Optimization Model Enhancement


Cimtalay, S. (1997) Object Oriented Paradigm for Optimization Model Enhancement, Doctoral Thesis Proposal, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.


The aim of this research is to develop an object oriented paradigm for multidisciplinary optimization to facilitate the design process.   When complex products become more complex, tools that automatically search for optimum design among a myriad of alternatives become increasingly necessary. This proposal addresses design optimization specifically in the areas model construction, enhancement, classification and solution. The expected outcome of this research is a methodology, called Optimization Model Enhancement Paradigm(OMEP) that includes knowledge representation for multidisciplinary optimization models.  Particular emphasis will be on optimization model building with product-specific information, as well as adaptive optimization capabilities.  OMEP is being developed to handle diversity of analysis models, optimization models, methods and tools in multidisciplinary systems.  OMEP will be utilized and validated by the proposed test cases;10-Bar Truss, welded beam, solder joint fatigue and PWA assembly with heat sink.  The significance of this research will be a modular, explicit representation of optimization problems that breaks the domain into natural engineering objects, and technique for adaptive optimization model enhancement.


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