Alexander Duggan

Senior Application Engineer

Alexander Duggan graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E in Mechanical Engineering in 2010. He joined the ESTECO North America support team in 2010 and is responsible for supporting modeFRONTIER and VOLTA users, mainly in North America, to improve their products’ performance by applying optimization techniques. The support work is wide-ranging and crosses many industries including automotive, aerospace, and architecture.

Business person interacting with cost diagram in a virtual screen representing cost optimization with Multidisciplinary Design Optimization.
Blog post

Complexity, Performance, and Cost: the changing landscape of MDO

Written by Alexander Duggan Nov 22 2019 · 6 min read
MDO has historically not relied on any cost estimation tool of reasonable fidelity among its many disciplines. Even though MDO is ready and able to include and introduce cost analysis as another discipline and as an objective, the question is - should we?
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