Aircraft family design using decomposition-based methods

James Allison, Brian Roth, Michael Kokkolaras, Ilan Kroo, Panos Y. Papalambros

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Abstract

This paper explores the use of decomposition-based methods for aircraft family design. The traditional approach in multidisciplinary design optimization is to decompose a problem along disciplinary lines. For aircraft family design problems, a more natural approach is decomposition by individual aircraft. This decomposition facilitates the concurrent development of several aircraft variants, providing substantial autonomy to individual aircraft development programs. Two decomposition-based methods are applied to the aircraft family problem: collaborative optimization and analytical target cascading. This paper marks the beginning of a collaborative effort to clarify the distinctions between these two methods, and to identify how these differences impact the relative performance and applicability of these methods. Initial product family results illustrate how decomposition-based methods can be applied to the aircraft family problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Pages606-617
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)1563478234, 9781563478239
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference - Portsmouth, VA, United States
Duration: Sep 6 2006Sep 8 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
Volume1

Other

Other11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPortsmouth, VA
Period9/6/069/8/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering

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