47th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materical Conference, Newport, RI

Authors: G. N. Vanderplaats
Publication Date: May 1-4, 2006

The purpose here is to review the state of the art in design optimization relative to dynamics and to identify needs for the future. The paper will begin an overview of optimization. This will include a focus on sensitivity calculations and approximation concepts for efficient optimization. Following this, several examples will be offered to demonstrate industrial applications that are currently possible. Finally, future needs will be discussed.