Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Course List
Course Number Course Title Class / Credit Hours Prerequisites Course Description
A&AE 550Q MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN OPTIMIZATION (Class 3, Cr. 3)


Basics of numerical optimization:problem formulation, conditions of optimality, search direction and step length. Calculus-based techniques for univariate and multivariate optimization. Constrained and unconstrained optimization methods. Multiobjective optimization: Pareto optimality and approaches. Recent Multidisciplinary Design Optimization techniques:approximations, response surface methodology, and collaborative optimization. Applications of various methods and techniques to representative engineering problems, culminating in a final projects.