Focus on: Optimisation
Optimisation (or optimiZation, depending on where you're from..) is everywhere. If you're involved in a design, you're involved in the optimisation process. And if you think you're not, then you're probably mistaken...
NAFEMS has long had a significant focus on optimisation in engineering analysis and simulation, producing books, papers, events and training courses on the subject. We've collated a small selection of this content for you below, to help you on your journey towards improving your skills and knowledge, and hopefully inspire you to learn more about the topic.
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The Road to Successful Optimisation
The July 2017 issue of Benchmark is dedicated to optimisation, covering topics as diverse as Topology and Shape Optimization, Interactive Multiobjective Optimization, High-Value Manufacturing, Robust Design Optimization of Opto-Thermo-Mechanical Systems, and much more.
NAFEMS Members will be receiving their printed copy shortly, and can also download the PDF from our website. Subscribers will receive their magazine directly.
You can also buy this issue direct from the NAFEMS website.
Optimisation Special Interest Group
The NAFEMS Optimisation Working Group has formed a Special Interest Group (SIG) in order to help disseminate best practice and encourage the adoption of optimisation methods and technology.
To participate in the Optimisation SIG you do not have to be an expert in this technical area. The Optimisation SIG is for NAFEMS members who are interested in expanding their capabilities in the optimisation technical area.
4th September 2017 - 16:00 BST
The Impact of Uncertainty Quantification in Optimization: Towards Robust Design Optimization
Professor Charles Hirsch & Dr Dirk Wunsch, NUMECA International
The presentation "The impact of Uncertainty Quantification in Optimization: Towards Robust Design Optimization" describes the role of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and Robust Design Optimization (RDO) in engineering practice. The challenges in building an industry-ready tool chain for UQ and RDO will be described and it will be shown how the problem was addressed by the authors. The presentation includes applications of simultaneous operational and geometrical, as well as manufacturing, uncertainties in turbo-machinery design. Robust design optimizations are compared with deterministic design optimizations on several industrial examples, from turbo-machinery to marine applications, highlighting the importance of robust formulation of the optimization problem. In particular, it will be shown that the designs resulting from deterministic and robust design optimization can vary significantly and that robust design optimization leads indeed to more robust designs in terms of performance variability.
Next Run - January 11th 2018
The objective of this well-established e-learning course, tutored by Tony Abbey, is to show you a broad overview of the range of Finite Element Analysis-based tools available and what the methods and specializations of each encompass. Plentiful hints and tips will demonstrate powerful ways to use these methods. The goal is to achieve meaningful structural optimization in support of the most effective products. Register here
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Turbomachinery Active Subspace Performance Maps
Dr Pranay Seshadri, University of Cambridge
This presentation was made by Dr Pranay Seshadri at the 1st Technical Meeting of the NAFEMS Optimisation Special Interest Group on April 24th 2017.
Several hundred presentations on optimisation have been delivered at NAFEMS events over the years, and a selection of these are available to NAFEMS members to download for free from nafems.org. We have highlighted a few of these below:
A number of NAFEMS publications have a focus on optimisation. The books below are available to purchase online, or can be downloaded in PDF format with an e-library subscription.
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