10th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Albany, NY

Authors: Gerhard Venter, Gary Quinn, Vladimir Balabanov, and Garret Vanderplaats
Publication Date: Aug. 30 - Sep. 1, 2004

This paper introduces and demonstrates a new post-processing capability that is available in Version 4.0 of VisualDOC. VisualDOC is a general-purpose optimization tool, available from Vanderplaats Research and Development, Inc. This new post-processing tool allows the user to perform real-time “What-If?” studies in the vicinity of the optimum point found by the optimizer. The tool is demonstrated using a stiffened panel that requires a non-linear analysis.