PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Optimization in Industry

March 23 - 27, 1997
Harborside Inn and Conference Center
300 Clubhouse Drive
Palm Coast, Florida 32037
Phone: 904-445-3000; Fax: 904-445-9685

Conference Chair
Ashok D. Belegundu
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
Phone : 814-863-2115 Fax : 814-863-4848 e-mail : adb3@psu.edu

Conference Co-Chairs
H. Eschenauer, University of Siegen, Germany
P. Krishnaswami, Kansas State University, USA
F. Mistree, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
J. Sobieski, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
H. Sugimoto, University of Hokkaigakuen, Japan.
G.N. Vanderplaats, VR & D Inc., USA

SPONSOR
ENGINEERING FOUNDATION
345 East 47th Street, New York, N.Y. 10017
Phone: 212-705-7836; Fax: 212-705-7441; E_mail: engfnd@aol.com
World Wide Web: http://www.engfnd.org/engfnd

CO-SPONSORS
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
NASA LANGLEY RESEARCH CENTER

OFFICIAL SUPPORTERS
ASME, AIAA

Sunday, March 23, 1997

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm      REGISTRATION
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm      WELCOME AND OVERVIEW
			Ashok Belegundu, Conference Chair
			Frank Schmidt, Engineering Foundation
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm      KEYNOTE ADDRESS 
                        G. N. Vanderplaats
                        VR & D Inc., Colorado Springs, CO, USA.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm      PANEL DISCUSSION 1: "OPTIMIZATION IN INDUSTRY : THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ART"
                        Panelists :
                           R. V. Lust, General Motors, USA
                      	   D. Thompson, British Aerospace, UK
            	           M. Bremicker, ABUS Security Systems, Germany
                           A. Abe, Bridgestone Corp., Japan
                           C. Petiau, Dassault Aviation, France 
                        Moderator :
                           P. Krishnaswami, Kansas State University, USA
                        
7:00 pm                 Dinner
8:30 pm - 9:30 pm	Coffee/Bar

Monday, March 24, 1997

8:00 am - 8:30 am      INVITED TALK : 
                       "Structural Design Process : Projects-Programs-Predictions"
                        H. Hornlein, Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG, Munich, Germany
8:30 am - 10:15am      SESSION 1A : CASE STUDIES AND APPLICATIONS
			Chairs: T.R. Chandrupatla, H. Eschenauer
	               "Designing Better High-Security Locks with the Help of Optimization Techniques"
                       	M. Bremicker
                        ABUS Security Systems KG, Rehe, Germany
                       "A Case Study of  Optimization for Aeroelastic Design"
                       	D.S. Layton
			Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems Co., Georgia
			
			"Design Optimization Capabilities Within British Aerospace-MAD"
                        D. Thompson
		         British Aerospace, Military Aircraft Div., Warton, UK
	                "Development of Highly Precise Large Scale Telescope Designs by Means of       Optimization Techniques
                        - Example of Cooperation Between Industry, Research Institutions and University"
                        H. Eschenauer 
                        Research Center for Multidisciplinary Analysis and Applied Structural Optimization (FOMAAS), Univ. of Siegen, Germany
                       "Structural Optimization in Electronic Communication Products"
                        B. Nagaraj
		        North American Paging Subcribers Div., Motorola, FL
                       "Optimization Applications for the Application of Form Errors in Design and Manufacturing"
                        T. R. Chandrupatla
		        Rowan College, Glassboro, NJ
                       "Optimization of Design Tolerances for Cost Effective Manufacturing"
                        C.P. Ungerer and J.P. Jordaan
	               	University of Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
	 	
10:15am - 10:30am      Coffee
10:30am - 12:30pm      SESSION 1B : SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS
			Chairs: H. Thomas, P. Morelle
                       "Optimization In Industry"
                        V. Braibant
                        Leonardo da Vinci University, Paris, France
                       "Designing Through an Open Optimization Architecture: BOSS/QUATTRO"
                        P. Morelle, SAMTECH S.A., Liege, Belgium
                       "System Design for Affordability Through Integrated Product/Process Development (IPPD)"
                        D. P. Schrage
                        Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
                       "Optimization as a Driver for Design Space Exploration"
                        S. Szykman
                        NIST , Gaithersburgh, MD
                       "Symbolic Computing and Automatic Differentiation for Sensitivity Analysis"
			P. Krishnaswami
			Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
                       "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization with Object Oriented Product Modeling"
			S. Kodiyalam
			Engineous Software Inc., Morisville, NC
                       "Methodology for Optimum Design in a Real World Environment"
			R. M. Trebilcock
			Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK
			"Development of a Flexible Design Optimization Capability"
			D. K. Ghosh and G. N. Vanderplaats
			VR & D  Inc., Colorado Springs, CO
12:30pm                Lunch
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm      POSTER SESSION / SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS  1
			Chairs: A. D. Belegundu, P. Krishnaswami
                       "Optimization Software Products Produced by Altair Engineering"
                        H. Thomas
                        Altair Software Development, Inc., Newport Beach, CA
                       "Evolution Strategies for Solving Optimization Problems in Engineering"
                        G. Thierauf  and J. Cai
                        University of Essen, Germany
                       "Forming the Aggregate Objective Function: The Neglected Keystone of Engineering Design"
			A. Messac
			Northeastern University, Boston, MA
			"Nuclear Reactor Fuel Management Optimization"
			A. J. Quist, T. Terlaky et al
			Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
                       "Manufacturing Cost Estimation and Real-Time Control of an Integrated Manufacturing System in an Uncertain Industrial Environment"
                        N.  Jha
                        Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
                       "Intensive Steel Quenching Methods Optimization"
                        N. I. Kobasko
                        Thermophysics Institute, Kiev, Ukraine
                       "Optimization of Nonlinear Shell Structures"
                        K. Yamazaki
                        Kanazawa University, Japan
                       "Structural Optimization in Nonlinear Computational Mechanics"
                        F. J. Barthold and E. Stein
                        University of Hannover, Germany
                       "Structural Design using a Topology Optimization Based Approach"
                        H. C. Gea
                        Rutgers University, NJ
                      	+  Posters of talks from sessions 1a and 1b.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm       PANEL DISCUSSION 2 : "RECENT ADVANCES AND CURRENT TRENDS IN OPTIMIZATION"
			Panelists
                        G. N. Vanderplaats, VR&D Inc., USA
                        V. Braibant, Leonardo da Vinci Univ., France
                        S. Szyckman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
                        Y. Tohi, Hitachi Metals, Japan
			Moderator
                        J. E. Renaud, University of Notre Dame, OH
7:30 pm                 Dinner
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm	Coffee/Bar

Tuesday, March 25, 1997

8:15 am - 10:15am      SESSION 2A : GENETIC ALGORITHMS AND MULTI-OBJECTIVE OPTIMIZATION
			Chairs:  H. Sugimoto, P. Hajela                  	
                       "Multiobjective Optimization in Engineering Design for Industry"
                        M. T. Tabucanon, , S.  Myint
                        Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
                        "Evolutionary Optimization and Machine Learning Relevance to Industry"
                        P. Hajela
                        Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
                       "Optimizing Rehabilitation Plan of Concrete Bridge Decks Using Multiobjective genetic Algorithm"
                        Y. Itoh
                        Nagoya University, Japan
			"Discrete Optimum Design Problems Using Genetic Algorithms"
                        S. Kundu and A. Osyzcka
		        Kanazawa University, Japan
                       "Optimized Design of Residential Steel Roof Systems: A Case Study Involving Genetic Algorithms and Full-Scale Testing"
                        S. D. Rajan
                        Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
                       "Support System for Restoration Process of Disaster-Stricken Lifeline Networks"
                        H. Sugimoto
                        University of Hokkaigakuen, Sapporo, Japan
                       "Genetic Algorithms - Based Methodologies and Integrated Approach to Optimization in Engineering Design"
                        C. S. Krishnamoorthy
                        Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
                       "On Modeling Multiple Objectives and Multilevel Decisions in Concurrent Product Realization"
                        F. Mistree
                        Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
10:15am - 10:30am   	Coffee
10:30am - 12:30pm 	SESSION 2B : METHODS AND TECHNIQUES
			Chairs: T. Terlaky, S. D. Rajan
			"Interior Point Methods: New Tools, New Perspectives
			 T. Terlaky
			 Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
			"Stochastic Approximation Methods in Structural Design"
			 K. Marti
			 Federal Armed Forces University, Munich, Germany
			"Dynamic Response Optimization by Using Approximate Augmented Lagrangian"
		 	 D. H. Choi
			 Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
			"On the Computation of Accurate Design Sensitivities for Shape Optimization Problems in Transient Structural Dynamics"
			 C. V. Ramakrishnan
			 Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India
			"Noise Reduction from Vibrating Plates and Shells using Optimization Techniques"
			 A. D. Belegundu
			 The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
			"Strategy for Design Optimization of Custom Built Equipment"
			R. S. Narayanan
			Robinson Engineering Company, Waterloo, IA
12:30pm - 5:30 pm	BUS TRIP TO ST. AUGUSTINE (WITH BAG LUNCH)
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm   	INVITED SPEAKER:
			"Optimization in Airline Scheduling"
			G. Nemhauser
			Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.
7:30 pm                 Dinner
9:00 pm                 Coffee/Bar

Wednesday, March 26, 1997

8:00 am - 8:30 am      INVITED TALK :			
                       "Optimization in Aluminum Wheel Design"
		        Y. Tohi
			Hitachi  Metals Ltd., Japan.
8:30 am - 10:15am      SESSION 3A : SHAPE AND TOPOLOGY OPTIMIZATION
			Chairs: O. Mahrenholtz, S. Hernandez
			"Application of Optimization Technology into Tire Design"
			A. Abe
			Bridgestone Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
			"A Preform Shape Optimization Method for Industrial Forging Operations"
			R. Grandhi
			Wright State University, Dayton, OH
			"Shape Optimization of Offshore Structures Under Extreme Environmental Conditions"
			O. Mahrenholtz and M. Markiewicz
			Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
			"Shape Optimization of Large Offshore Structures"
			T. Takahashi
			Kajima Technical Research Institute, Tokyo, Japan
			"Upfront Design of the Air Cleaner Bracket Using Topology Optimization"
			M. Usman
			Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
			"Topology Optimization of  Three-Dimensional Structures Using Optimum Microstructures"
			N. Olhoff
			Aalborg University, Denmark
			"Topology Optimization of Vehicle Structures"
			R. J. Yang
			Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI
10:15am - 10:30am      Coffee
10:30am - 12:30pm      SESSION 3B : MULTI-DISCIPLINARY OPTIMIZATION
			Chairs: R. M. Trebilcock, J. E. Renaud
			"Advances In Engineering Design Optimization"
			J. E. Renaud
			University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
			"Applied Multidisciplinary Optimization of Structures"
			H. J. Baier
			Dornier Satellitensysteme, Friedrichshafen, Germany
			"Integration of a CAD System into an MDO Framework"
			J. C. Townsend
			NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
			"Studies in Generic, Specific and Particular Conceptual Designs of Combat Aircraft"
			J. P. Fielding
			Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK
			"Support for MDO by Special Software Infrastructure"
			P. Bartholomew 
			Defense Research Agency, UK
			"Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization of Aerospace Vehicles: a Trans-European Design Project for Future Aircraft"
			A. J. Morris
			Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK
			"The Interaction of Configuration and Parametric Variables in Multidisciplinary Design Optimization"
			V. B. Venkayya
			Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH
			"Applications of Design Optimization In Steel and Concrete Industry"
			S. Hernandez
			Universidad de La Coruna, Spain
12:30pm                	Lunch
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm   	POSTER SESSION / SOFTWARE DEMONSTRATIONS  2
			Chairs: P. Krishnaswami, A. D. Belegundu
			"The Benefits of Passive and Active Aeroelastic Design"
			H. Honlinger 
			DLR - Institut for Aeroelastik, Germany
			"Reliability-based Optimization in Industry and Universities"
			G. I. Schueller
			University of Innsbruck, Austria
			"Multidisciplinary Optimization and High Performance 	Computing"
			M. Grauer
			University of Siegen, Siegen, Germany
                       + Posters of papers from Sessions 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm	PANEL DISCUSSION 3 : "THE FUTURE OF MDO"
			Panelists : 
			   J. P. Fielding, Cranfield University, UK
			   J. Sobieski, NASA Langley Research Center, USA
			   P. Bartholomew, DERA, UK
			   D. P. Schrage, Georgia Institute of Tech., USA
			   H. J. Baier,  Dornier Satellitensysteme, Germany
			Moderator :
                           P. Hajela, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., USA
7:30 pm               	Dinner
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm    	Coffee/Bar

Thursday, March 27, 1997

8:15 am - 10:15am	PANEL DISCUSSION 4 : "UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP IN OPTIMIZATION"
			Panelists :
                       	   H. Eschenauer, FOMAAS, University of Siegen, Germany
			   A. J. Morris, Cranfield University, UK
			   J. S. Arora, University of Iowa, USA
			   T. Takahashi, Kajima Tech. Research Inst., Japan
			   H. Hornlein, Daimler-Benz Aerospace AG, Germany
			   R. J. Yang, Ford Motor Company, USA
			Moderator :
			   N. Olhoff, Aalborg University, Denmark
10:15am - 10:30am      Coffee
10:30am - 11:15am      CONFERENCE SUMMARY
			F. Mistree, Georgia Institute of Tech., USA
11:15am - 11:30am      CLOSING REMARKS
11:30am                Lunch  (End of Conference)