Accession Number : ADA139123

Title :   Development of a Microcomputer-Based Engineering Design Optimization Software Package.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Booth,R L

PDF Url : ADA139123

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : A general purpose software package was developed perform nonlinear constrained optimization of user-defined engineering design problems of significant complexity using desktop computers. The package, designated Microcomputer-based Design Optimization Tool (MDOT), will accept nonlinear functions of up to ten variables, which may be bounded, with as many as fifty constraints. It was implemented on a Hewlett-Packard Model 85 microcomputer with 32 Kbytes of random access memory. MDOT employs the method of feasible directions for constrained functions. It is interactive, provides for monitoring the optimization progress, and can be interrupted to restart from a new point in the design space. Typical applications of MDOT are in the design of machine components composite laminates, and piping systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Microcomputers, *Computer programs, *Computer aided design, *Engineering, Engineering drawings, Optimization, Input output processing, Requirements, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE