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1. Introduction
What is Optimization?
How HEEDS MDO Optimization Works
About HEEDS MDO agents
How HEEDS MDO Judges Designs
Design feasibility
2. Designing Your Study
Defining the Optimization Problem
Choosing a Study Type
Parameter Optimization
Design of Experiments (DOE)
Robustness and Reliability Testing
Evaluation projects
Creating a Baseline Design
The Anatomy of a HEEDS MDO Project
Setting up a project in HEEDS MDO Modeler
3. Working in the HEEDS MDO Modeler Environment
Starting HEEDS MDO
Starting and Opening Projects
The Modeler Screen
Initiating actions
Naming conventions
Working with tables
Viewing table data
Saving Projects
Switching Projects
Exiting from HEEDS MDO Modeler
Part 2 Defining the Project Components
4. Defining Processes and Analyses
Minimum Requirements for an Analysis
Defining Processes and Analyses in the Modeler
Defining an analysis
Identifying input files
Assigning input files to an analysis
Identifying output files
Replacing an input or output file
Removing input and output files from an analysis
Using Multiple Analyses
Adding analyses
Sharing data between analyses
Sharing files between analyses
Removing analyses
Using Multiple Processes
Adding a process
Copying an analysis to add to your process
Copying processes
Removing processes
Changing the position of a process in the graph
Importing Model Data
5. Defining Project Variables
Types of Project Variables
Continuous variables
Discrete variables
Dependent variables
Parameter variables
Creating Project Variables
Adding project variables
Defining Print Format for variables
Defining continuous variables
Defining discrete variables
Defining dependent variables
Defining parameter variables
Using HEEDS MDO internal variables
Removing Project Variables
Adding, Editing and Removing Variables in Batches
6. Defining Project Responses
Creating Project Responses
Extracting a response from a file
Calculating a response using a formula
Calculating a response using the RMS method for curve fit
To add a response determined by forming limit criteria
Calculating a response using a HEEDS response surface model file
Removing Project Responses
Adding, Removing, and Editing Responses in Batches
Part 3 Tagging Your Files
7. Overview of Tagging
Overview of the Tagging Tab
Tagging Input Files
Tagging Output Files
Extracting Response Values
Untagging values
Untagging files or file groups
Re-reading a File
Other Tagging Tools
The Processes tree
The Process Coloring option
The Search feature
8. Marking
Parsed Files and Field Delimiters
Marking Input Files
Marking Output Files
Untagging Variables or Responses
Copying and Pasting Tags
9. Scripting
The Script Editor Screen
HEEDS Scripting Language (HSL)
Important HSL Rules
The scripting commands
Entering a Script
Scripts with loops
Testing your script
Troubleshooting script errors
Copying scripts
Sample Scripts
Tagging a value in a free-format file
Tagging a value in a fixed-format file
Tagging a column of values
Tagging a vector of values from more than one location
Untagging Responses with Scripts
10. Tagging with Portals: Overview
Supported Portals
Untagging Variables or Responses Tagged through a Portal
11. Input Portals: Tagging Variables
Abaqus Input Portal
Preliminary Setup in HEEDS MDO
Using the Abaqus Input Portal
ANSYS Workbench (WB) Input Portal
Setting the ANSYS Workbench environment variable
Installing the Windows Server Resource Kit Tools
Preliminary setup in HEEDS MDO
Using the ANSYS WB Input Portal
Excel Input Portal
Making Microsoft Excel compatible for use with HEEDS MDO
Preliminary setup within HEEDS MDO
Tagging a variable in the Excel portal
LS-DYNA Input Portal
Using the LS-DYNA Input Portal
MATLAB Input Portal
Preliminary system setup
Using the MATLAB Input Portal
Storing variables and responses in MATLAB Engine Memory
Nastran Input Portal
Using the Nastran Input Portal
NX Input Portal
Preliminary setup outside of HEEDS MDO Modeler
Preliminary setup within HEEDS MDO Modeler
Using the NX Input Portal
SolidWorks Input Portal
Using the SolidWorks Input Portal
SolidWorks Simulation Input Portal
Setting the SolidWorks Simulation Environment Variable
Using the SolidWorks Simulation Input Portal
12. Output Portals: Tagging Responses
Abaqus Output Portal
Preliminary Setup
Using the Abaqus Output Portal
Choosing Output Type: Field or History
Adams Output Portal
Using the Adams Output Portal
ANSYS Workbench Output Portal
Installing the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
Using the ANSYS WB Output Portal
Excel Output Portal
Tagging a response in the Excel portal
LS-DYNA Output Portal
Preliminary setup
Using the LS-DYNA Output Portal
MATLAB Output Portal
Using the MATLAB Output Portal
Nastran Output Portal
Using the Nastran Output Portal
SolidWorks Output Portal
Using the SolidWorks Output Portal
SolidWorks Simulation Output Portal
Setting the SolidWorks Simulation environment variable
Using the SolidWorks Simulation Output Portal
Part 4 Assembling Your Project
13. Working with Agents
Adding Agents
Naming your agent
Assigning a process to the agent
Defining Agent Search Methods
Parameter optimization methods
DOE methods
Robustness and Reliability methods
Evaluation method
Defining Agent Variables
Defining Agent Responses
Part 4a Assembling a Parameter Optimization Project
14. About Parameter Optimization Projects
The Components of a Parameter Optimization Project
Parameter optimization agent
Variables and responses
Search methods
Projects with Multiple Objectives
15. Assembling a Parameter Optimization Project
Agent Variables and Responses
Defining agent variables
Defining agent responses
Defining the attributes of agent responses
Defining an acceptable range for response values
Adding constraint responses
Setting the normalizing factor
Editing objectives and constraints
Deleting objectives and constraints
Collaborative Optimization
Creating a design set
Importing designs into a set
Manually adding designs to a set
Submitting the design set to the search process
Cancelling the submission
Viewing the Log
Removing a design set
Exporting a design set
Parameter Optimization Methods
Selecting a search method
Displaying the Methods Manager
Using the Genetic Algorithm (GA) method
Using the Quadratic Programming method (NLSQP)
Using Simulated Annealing
Using the Response Surface method
Using the Multi-Start Local Search method
Using Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO)
Using the Nelder Mead Simplex method
Part 4b Assembling a DOE Project
16. About DOE Projects
Types of DOE Studies
Screening DOE
Taguchi Robust Parameter Design (RPD)
Response Surface DOE
The Components of a DOE Project
DOE agents
Agent variables
Agent responses
Sample DOE Scenarios
Study of a composite control arm
Study of a truss structure
17. Assembling a Screening or Response Surface DOE Project
Adding a DOE agent to your project
Using the Directed Method
Fitting a Response Surface to existing design data
18. Defining a Taguchi Robust Parameter Design Project
Viewing the Agent Variables and Responses
Setting Up a Taguchi Robust Parameter Design DOE
Defining your factor levels: 3-level and mixed-level projects
Defining your response goals
Part 4c Assembling a Robustness and Reliability Project
19. About Robustness and Reliability Projects
Variables and Responses in Robustness and Reliability Projects
Sample Scenarios
Checking the clearance between adjacent parts
Testing a car bumper
20. Assembling a Robustness and Reliability Project
Viewing Agent Variables and Responses
Defining a Robustness and Reliability Project
Setting up a reliability analysis
Setting up a robustness study
Part 4d Assembling an Evaluation Project
21. Assembling an Evaluation Project
Adding an Evaluation agent to your project
Evaluation Method
Importing designs
Adding more designs
Editing design data
Clearing all designs from the Methods Manager
Part 5 Running the Project
22. Running Your Project
Selecting Run Options
Defining run options for each agent
Defining run options for agent groups
Files Created Before and During a Run
Running a Project from the Modeler
Running a project for the first time
Running a project again
Restarting a run
Monitoring a Run
Stopping a run
Viewing the Runtime Plots
Viewing the performance plots
Displaying the variable plots
Displaying the response plots
Displaying the agent group message (.MES) files
23. Troubleshooting
If your project does not run . .
If problems occur during the run . .
Part 6 Post-Processing
24. Viewing Your Results
Parameter Optimization Plots
The performance plot
The variable plots
The Parallel plot
Projects with more than one agent
Pareto Optimization (MO-SHERPA)
The Pareto front plot
The MO-SHERPA parallel plot
DOE Post-Processing Plots
The Pareto chart
Main effects plots
Interaction effects plots
The response surface plots
Response surface fit
The parallel plot
Robustness and Reliability Post-Processing Plots
The probability distribution plots
Copying Plots to the Clipboard
Results Files
The PLOT and RES files
Opening results files in Excel or a text editor
Pareto optimization (MO-SHERPA) results
The Evaluation Directories
Part 7 Multiple-Agent Projects
25. Using Multiple Agents
Multiple agents in parameter optimization
Multiple agents in DOE
Multiple agents in robustness and reliability
Adding, Deleting, Naming and Moving Agents
Agent Coloring
Using Agent Groups
How agent groups work
Copying agents and agent groups
Changing the position of an agent group
To change the position of an agent group
Moving agents to different groups
Appendix A: Modeler Input
Example File
Appendix B: Running Projects from the Command Line
Running a project with the overwrite option
Running a project without the overwrite option
Continuing a run from the command line
Extending a run from the command line
Other command line options
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