This new minor release fixes a few bugs and adds many new features
to the modeFRONTIER™ framework:
- The new AVL Workspace (AWS) node will help the user to seamless integrate the AVL simulation software.
- The UGS NX direct interface node has been introduced to integrate UGS application suite.
- The new MADYMO® node can couple the TNO multibody application software for crash testing of automotive systems.
modeFRONTIER is a multiobjective optimization and design environment, designed to allow easy coupling to almost any computer-aided engineering (CAE) tool, whether commercial or in-house. As the name suggests, modeFRONTIER provides an environment that allows product engineers and designers to integrate CAE tools, such as CAD, Finite Element Structural Analysis, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software. Using a variety of state-of-the-art optimization techniques, ranging from gradient-based methods to genetic algorithms, users can optimize their process or design by specifying objectives and defining variables that affect factors such as geometric shape and operating conditions. modeFRONTIER in effect becomes a wrapper around the CAE tool, performing the optimization by modifying the value assigned to the input variables, and monitoring the outputs.
Date: May 18, 2007