Accession Number : ADA289751

Title :   Optimization of Coupled Systems: A Critical Overview of Approaches.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING HAMPTON VA

Personal Author(s) : Balling, R. J. ; Sobieszczanski-Sobieski, J.

PDF Url : ADA289751

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : A unified overview is given of problem formulation approaches for the optimization of multidisciplinary coupled systems. The overview includes six fundamental approaches upon which a large number of variations may be made. Consistent approach names and a compact approach notation are given. The approaches are formulated to apply to general nonhierarchic systems. The approaches are compared both from a computational viewpoint and a managerial viewpoint. Opportunities for parallelism of both computation and manpower resources are discussed. Recommendations regarding the need for future research are advanced.

Descriptors :   *OPTIMIZATION, *CONCURRENT ENGINEERING, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, COUPLING(INTERACTION), COMPUTATIONS, FORMULATIONS, CONSISTENCY, MANPOWER, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE