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Business process model illustrating three layers in a composite material design process

Better informed decisions in the composite materials design through process and decision modeling

Written by Dario Campagna

April 15, 2020 · 5 min read

The decision-making in the composites design process happens at three levels: business, engineering, and simulation. To deliver competitive solutions in such a complex industry, these three levels need to interact and integrate smoothly and seamlessly from the earliest stages of the process.

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Abstract polygonal light wireframe of strong handshake representing robust design with Taguchi method

Quality engineering based on the Taguchi robust optimization framework

Written by Mariapia Marchi

March 9, 2020 · 7 min read

Quality engineering, a robust optimization framework elaborated by Dr. Genichi Taguchi, aims to tackle these shortcomings by predicting and preventing them.

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Illustration of server-based Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for aerospace design

Server-based MDO: the preferred architecture of the future

Written by Roel Van De Velde

February 20, 2020 · 5 min read

Let’s take a closer look as to why one of the most significant outcomes of the AFRL EXPEDITE program is that “server-based MDAO, modeling lifecycle management, and automated distribution is the preferred architecture”.

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port crane loading containers on a cargo ship

How collaborative multidisciplinary optimization can improve efficiency and maximize profits in ship design

Written by Alberto Clarich

January 17, 2020 · 7 min read

Ship design has been changing very fast over the past years, just like any other engineering field, to keep pace with technological innovations and competitors in the market.

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

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

Written by Alexander Duggan

November 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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