Optimization: The Competitive Edge

  • G. N. Vanderplaats


The purpose here is twofold. First, we will briefly review the state of the art. Examples will show that optimization is matured to the point where we can make daily use of this technology to reduce design times and improve product quality. The second purpose is to identify the benefits of optimization and demonstrate that this is the one technology that is useful across a broad spectrum of design activities. Given today’s emphasis on conversation of natural resources and reduced energy consumption, the motivation for using optimization is compelling. Indeed, this is a tool that will provide its provide its users the competitive edge.


Design Variable Topology Optimization Structural Optimization Nitrous Oxide Emission Battery Pack 
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  • G. N. Vanderplaats
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  1. 1.Vanderplaats Research & Development, IncColorado SpringsUSA

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