Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

A modular approach for simulation-based optimization of technical systems

Peter Schneider*, André Schneider, Peter Schwarz
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, Branch Lab Design Automation EAS, Zeunerstraβe 38, 01069 Dresden, Germany

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A modular web-based approach for simulation-based optimization of multi-physics systems is described. The basic principle is the flexible coupling of an optimization toolbox with a variety of simulators via LAN or Internet. The structure and basic solutions for tool integration, communication, and user interaction are discussed. For a practical optimization task the usability of the approach is shown.

Keywords:  Optimization; Microsystems; MEMS; Heterogeneous systems; Multi-physics; Modular optimization system; Distributed optimization via Internet; Finite element method; System simulation

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