[Beowulf] Re: Beowulf Digest, Vol 15, Issue 16
Lombard, David N
david.n.lombard at intel.com
Tue May 10 15:51:55 PDT 2005
From: Jim Lux on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 3:45 PM
> At 03:37 PM 5/10/2005, Lombard, David N wrote:
> >Hmm, too "big" or "flimsy" have very precise definition based on
> >the measures you describe. Such goal functions have been in use in
> >various structural optimizers for years now, e.g., weight, stress
> >distributions, deflections, modal responses, &etc.
> True, when you have hard specifications. The hard part is negotiating
> relative weight for each of these factors when doing the tradeoff, as
> often the case in early trade studies.
> That's where the "skilled evaluator" comes in. A person with some
> experience can integrate all those different factors fairly easily.
Fair comment, preliminary design has always been a tough analysis area.
David N. Lombard
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