16.888 / ESD.77 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization, Spring 2004
Author(s)Willcox, Karen; de Weck, Olivier
Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization
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This course is mainly focused on the quantitative aspects of design and presents a unifying framework called "Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization" (MSDO). The objective of the course is to present tools and methodologies for performing system optimization in a multidisciplinary design context, focusing on three aspects of the problem: (i) The multidisciplinary character of engineering systems, (ii) design of these complex systems, and (iii) tools for optimization. There is a version of this course (16.60s) offered through the MIT Professional Institute, targeted at professional engineers.
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