Thursday, September 21

Optimization of Engineering Systems Governed by Differential Equations - Part II of II

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Mt. Vernon

For Part I, see MS7.

Design optimization of engineering systems governed by differential equations is characterized by computationally intensive problem function evaluations, many competing and, possibly conflicting, objectives, and the need to compute derivatives reliably and inexpensively. In recent years, have seen successful practical application of nonlinear programming methods to increasingly realistic problems have occurred. This minisymposium aims to acquaint the audience with the state of the art in techniques for solving representative application problems from various engineering disciplines: mechanical, aeronautical, and chemical engineering, and ship design applications are presented. The speakers will discuss open analytical and computational questions and specific needs in application areas.

Organizer: Natalia M. Alexandrov
NASA Langley Research Center, USA
2:00-2:25 Optimal Experiments for Parameter Estimation in Reactive Transport Models for Pesticides in Soil
Hans Georg Bock and Angelika E. Dieses, IWR University of Heidelberg, Germany; Otto Richter, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany; and Johannes P. Schlöder, IWR University of Heidelberg, Germany
2:30-2:55 Multicriteria Ship Design Optimization
Emilio F. Campana and Daniele Peri, INSEAN-Italian Ship Model Basin, Italy
3:00-3:25 Calculating Gains for Neighboring Optimal Control Using Implicit Differentiation
Daniel P. Giesy and Daniel D. Moerder, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
3:30-3:55 Development of an Optimal Incremental Meshless Galerkin Method for Compressible Fluid Flow
Andrew J. Meade, Jr., and Michael Kokkolaras, William Marsh Rice University, USA

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