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
Apr 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
Mar 9 2020 · 7 min read
Defects, failures and the poor quality of a product result in losses in users’ experience and consequent economical losses in the market. 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

Feb 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
Jan 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
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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