Friday, September 22

Numerical Optimization in Engineering

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Mt. Vernon

The ultimate aim in engineering often is the optimal design or control strategy of technical systems mathematically described by differential equations. For the numerical solution of these optimization problems one needs a blend of methods from optimization and numerics for differential equation, where structure exploitation is paramount. In this minisymposium, the speakers will present some examples for the successful solution of practical optimization problems.

Organizers: Ekkehard Sachs
University of Trier, Germany; and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Volker H. Schulz
WIAS Berlin, Germany
10:30-10:55 Optimization of Noisy Functions and the Implicit Filtering Algorithm
C. T. Kelley, J. M. Gablonsky, and A. Patrick, North Carolina State University, USA; Tony D. Choi, Intelligent Information Systems, USA; and Richard G. Carter, Stoner Associates, Inc., USA
11:00-11:25 On the Use of Sensitivity Equation Methods in Optimal Design
John A. Burns, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
11:30-11:55 Recent Experience with Optimal Control of Multibody Systems
John T. Betts, The Boeing Company, USA
12:00-12:25 Shape Optimization Turbine and Compressor Blades
Volker H. Schulz, Organizer

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