Upcoming Webinar -- "MDO: Past, Present and Future"
Vanderplaats Research and Development is pleased to announce an interactive webinar Dr. Gary Vanderplaats. In the interest of our global audience, we are offering two sessions.
MDO: Past, Present and Future
This webinar will provide a review of status and prospects for Multidiscipline Design Optimization. The field of numerical optimization based structural synthesis was begun by Prof. Lucien Schmit in 1960. Prof. Schmit together with Mr. Thornton also published the first multidiscipline design optimization (MDO) paper in the early 1960s. These works led to thousands of research papers, as well as numerous commercial products. The purpose here is to offer a brief overview of the MDO field and related developments since its inception, discuss the current state of the art and address possible future needs and directions. The discussion of the past will include general optimization algorithms, as well as specific methods that make structural synthesis efficient and reliable. Some past works in MDO, as well as efforts to provide a formal mathematical framework, will be discussed and evaluated. The overview of the past will naturally lead to an assessment of the present state of the art. Here, we will discuss what is possible today using our latest VisualDOC software. Various examples will be offered to demonstrate the current capabilities. It is concluded that MDO has matured to the point where we can make widespread use of this powerful tool to meet our need to produce better products in a timely manner while making best use of our limited resources.
In the interest of our global audience, we are offering two sessions. Webinar information will be emailed to registered recipients. Due to limited availablity early registration is encouraged.
Thursday March 15th 2012
01:00PM Japan Time (GMT+09:00)
09:30AM India Time (GMT+05:30)
08:00AM Russia Time (GMT+04:00)
Thursday March 15th 2012
11:00AM New York (GMT-0400)
03:00PM London (GMT+0100)
04:00PM Paris (GMT+0200)
Dr. Garret (Gary) Vanderplaats. Vanderplaats Research & Development, Inc., (VR&D) was founded by Dr. Vanderplaats in 1984 for the advancement of numerical optimization in industry. Dr. Vanderplaats is a widely recognized expert with over four decades experience in the optimization field. He is a Fellow of the AIAA and is the 2002 recipient of the AIAA Multidiscipline Design Optimization Award “For his great impact on the application of optimization to engineering design through teaching, algorithm development, and the creation of outstanding software.” Over the years, the company has evolved into a premier software company, developing and marketing a number of design optimization tools, providing professional services and training, and engaging in ongoing advanced research.