MITESD_77S10_lec02

MITESD_77S10_lec02 - Multidisciplinary System Design...

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1 © Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Prof. de Weck and Prof. Willcox Anas Alfaris Problem Formulation Lecture 2 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization (MSDO)
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2 © Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Prof. de Weck and Prof. Willcox Today’s Topics MDO definition Optimization problem formulation MDO in the design process MDO challenges
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3 © Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Prof. de Weck and Prof. Willcox MDO Definition What is MDO ? A methodology for the design of complex engineering systems and subsystems that coherently exploits the synergism of mutually interacting phenomena Optimal design of complex engineering systems which requires analysis that accounts for interactions amongst the disciplines (= parts of the system) “How to decide what to change, and to what extent to change it, when everything influences everything else.” Ref: AIAA MDO website http://www.aiaa.org (Click Inside AIAA, Technical Committees)
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4 © Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Prof. de Weck and Prof. Willcox Engineering Design Disciplines Aircraft: Aerodynamics Propulsion Structures Controls Avionics/Software Manufacturing others Spacecraft: Astrodynamics Thermodynamics Communications Payload & Sensor Structures Optics Guidance & Control Automobiles: Engines Body/chassis Aerodynamics Electronics Hydraulics Industrial design others Fairly mature, but advances in theory, methodology, computation and application foster substantial payoffs
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