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High-Level Overview of Multidisciplinary Design Analysis & Optimization

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) uses Ansys ModelCenter software to develop conceptual aircraft multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO) workflows. We’ll provide a high-level overview of MDAO and conclude with an application example and summary.

TIME:
July 16, 2024
11:00 AM EST

Venue:
Virtual

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Overview

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) has employed Ansys ModelCenter software to develop numerous conceptual aircraft multidisciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO) workflows for many years. Each workflow integrates many discipline-specific analysis tools to make one cohesive analysis tailored to the problem.

Although it seems complicated, the essence of MDAO is simple. It instructs the computer to interact with design and analysis programs/codes/tools such that the execution of each tool is automated. It is then a matter of coordinating the inputs and outputs of these tools to “talk to each other,” similar to what would be done manually. However, it is through this automation and coordination that gives MDAO powerful capabilities that easily dwarf manual processes. However, MDAO is not a panacea but a complementary process to more traditional manual approaches in aircraft design.

With that perspective in mind, we’ll provide a high-level overview of MDAO, including what it is, building up from the basics of tool inputs/outputs integration and concluding with an application example and summary.What attendees will learn

What you will learn

  • MDAO overview from NGC
  • What is MDAO?
  • How NGC uses Ansys ModelCenter

 

Who should attend

Systems engineers looking at MDAO

Speakers

Kentaro Sugiyama, Sr. Staff Engineer Aeronautical, MDAO IPT Lead - Northrop Grumman Corporation