Developing a Custom Cluster Workflow for Shape Optimization with Finite Element Analysis


Vucina D., Pehnec I.

9th WSEAS International Conference on Simulation, Modelling and Optimization, Budapest, Hungary, 3 - 05 September 2009, pp.338-339 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Budapest
  • Country: Hungary
  • Page Numbers: pp.338-339

Abstract

Shape optimization, as the process of optimum design of an object for required functionality, is a complex inverse problem which involves comprehensive numerical computations including procedures for computer-aided design, analysis and optimization. The process can sometimes be based on specialized all-inclusive applications, but this paper develops a numerical workflow that implements and manages existing software packages for computer-aided design, finite element analysis and numerical optimization. With the custom programs and procedures developed in this paper by using the Windows Communication Foundation, C# and .net to operate the workflow, it provides a low-cost platform for optimum design of shape.