|Fatma KoçerBusiness Development Director, Design Exploration|
When mathematical optimization was first introduced to the engineering design world, an optimization expert typically sat with the design engineer to help them apply optimization techniques to their design applications retroactively. Depending on the application, this exercise often became a full-blown project on its own. For a large number of design variables, do a screening Design of Experiments (DOE) first. If there is a computationally demanding simulation, do a space filling DOE and then create a metamodel and use this instead of the exact simulation. If there is only little room for improvement, then use a global search method; but of course global search is expensive so first create a metamodel, which means running a space filling DOE, but which method to run? The questions and scenarios were plentiful with answers reflecting the experts’ personal opinion.