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Effectiveness of integration of system-level optimization in concurrent engineering for rocket design

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dc.contributor.advisor Olivier de Weck. en_US
dc.contributor.author Bairstow, Brian Kenichi en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-01-10T16:42:43Z
dc.date.available 2007-01-10T16:42:43Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/35582
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 110-111). en_US
dc.description.abstract Integrated concurrent engineering is a method for rapid conceptual design. Previous study has suggested that integration of system-level optimization techniques into integrated concurrent engineering can benefit the design process. In order to confirm and strengthen these results further study was carried out. A two-stage liquid rocket software model was created to serve as a complex multi-disciplinary design problem. Several design session trials were run with the goal of optimizing the rocket in performance and cost. Some design teams used optimization along with integrated concurrent engineering, while others only used integrated concurrent engineering. The results from the two design methods were compared in several metrics, and including optimization alongside concurrent engineering shows a marked benefit in some areas. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Brian Kenichi Bairstow. en_US
dc.format.extent 111 p. en_US
dc.format.extent 4566593 bytes
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Aeronautics and Astronautics. en_US
dc.title Effectiveness of integration of system-level optimization in concurrent engineering for rocket design en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 74491284 en_US


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