, Volume 23, Issue 2, pp 127-139
Date: 03 Feb 2014

The OptdesX design optimization software

Abstract.

This paper describes the OptdesX design optimization software. The software provides a design environment for optimization of engineering problems. The software supports interactive variable and function selection, optimization with continuous and discrete algorithms, design space graphics, tolerance analysis, and control of noise in numerical derivatives, as well as numerous other features. The software is described and illustrated in terms of a small example problem. The software is available on Unix platforms only.

Received December 30, 2000