Using Response Surface Approximations to Cover Holes in the Design Space: Conceptual Design of a Missile

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M. Alexandra Schönning, Jamal F. Nayfeh

University of Central Florida, Mechanical Materials and Aerospace Engineering Dept., Engineering Bldg 1, Room 307, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando, FL 32816-2450

P. Richard Zarda

Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control - Orlando, 5600 Sand Lake Road MP 135, Orlando, FL 32819-8907

J. Comput. Inf. Sci. Eng 2(3), 224-231 (Jan 02, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1527056 History: Received July 01, 2002; Revised October 01, 2002; Online January 02, 2003
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Missile design being optimized
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IMD disciplines and analysis codes
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Gradient-based analysis using the Multidisciplinary Feasible formulation
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(a) Desired gradient-based optimization path; (b) Gradient-based optimization path encountering a hole
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Problem of local optimum during gradient based optimization
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Face centered full factorial central composite design
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Optimization methodology including DOE and RSA
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A hole discovered at (1, −1) and selection of new design point
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(a) Gradient-path; (b) DOE data points
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(a) Actual function and data points sampled; (b) Response surface approximation based on data points sampled
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Objective function versus iteration number
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Mass constraint versus iteration number




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