CAD-Centric Attribution Methodology for Multidisciplinary Optimization (CAMMO): Enabling Designers to Efficiently Formulate and Evaluate Large Design Spaces

TitleCAD-Centric Attribution Methodology for Multidisciplinary Optimization (CAMMO): Enabling Designers to Efficiently Formulate and Evaluate Large Design Spaces
Publication TypeTechnical Report
AuthorsWelle, B., J. Haymaker, M. Fischer, and V. Bazjanac
NumberTR195
Date Published03/2012
Abstract

Research has demonstrated that multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) processes that automate the workflow from a parametric product model to performance simulation engines can compress design cycle time, increase design knowledge, and yield substantive product quality and performance gains. However, the accuracy and cost-effectiveness of an MDO process is highly dependent on designers’ ability to structure the optimization problem for specific challenges, particularly when specifying how building attributes and their associated geometry are configured for an optimization process. To fit current workflows efficiently, designers need flexible CAD-centric attribution methods for MDO environments. These methods are not addressed in literature, or defined in available methods. This paper fills these gaps by developing a CAD-Centric Attribution Methodology for Multidisciplinary Optimization (CAMMO). The authors demonstrate the potential power and generality of CAMMO with two industry case studies.

KeywordsCAD-centric attribution, Conceptual Building Design, daylighting simulation, Energy Simulation, MDO, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, process integration and design automation
Year of Publication2011
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