ESTECO Unveils modeFRONTIER 2014

Oct 23, 2014 -- ESTECO SpA, a leading provider of numerical optimization solutions for engineering design, has announced the release of modeFRONTIER 2014 – the latest version of its multi-disciplinary and multi-objective optimization and integration platform that comes with a range of innovative functionalities and improvements aimed at making life easier for designers.

modeFRONTIER 2014  introduces the powerful multi-purpose self-adapting algorithm –  pilOPT – created by the ESTECO numerical team to offer a “one-click” optimization experience. By combining global and local search and balancing real and RSM-based optimization, pilOPT achieves good coverage of the Pareto front in a very short time. It requires the configuration of only one parameter – the number of design evaluations – and ensures substantial time savings through a broad exploration of the optimal design region and the efficient use of computational resources.

Powell’s method has been included in the optimization portfolio as a valid and efficient alternative to gradient-based algorithms, requiring considerably less computational effort due to its derivative-free approach. This single-objective optimization algorithm is particularly useful for calculating the local minimum of continuous complex functions – especially those  without an underlying mathematical definition.

The Stepwise Regression RSM algorithm provides an automatic procedure for selecting the polynomial regression model with the optimal number and combination of predictor terms, yielding the lowest approximation error and highest prediction capability. The response surface is iteratively adapted to problem complexity until the best possible value of the selected quality criterion is achieved. The resulting polynomial is accurate, yet simple and requires no effort on behalf of the user when training and testing the fitness of different candidate models.

The new DOE Designer Node completes the set of native modeFRONTIER nodes, along with the SubProcess and Scheduling Project nodes, aimed at creating re-usable modular and discipline-specific workflows. The DOE Designer Node generates DOE configurations at runtime, allowing the user to expand the coverage of the design space and to focus on precise regions in order to fine-tune the exploration phase in accordance with problem characteristics.

On the integration side, three new direct nodes – NX CAE by Siemens, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and PowerFLOW suite by EXA – developed to automate data extraction and simulation execution and fully exploit modeFRONTIER optimization capabilities.

About ESTECO

ESTECO is a pioneer in numerical optimization solutions, specialized in the research and development of engineering software for all stages of the simulation-driven design process. Perfecting engineering and reducing complexity in the design process is our vision. Founded in 1999, the company is headquartered in Area Science Park in Trieste (Italy) and currently employs 40 professionals and serves more than 250 international clients, including BMW, Daimler, Ferrari, FIAT, Ford Motor Company, Honda, Mazda, and Toyota.

For more information, please visit  www.esteco.com.



Read the complete story ...


Review Article Be the first to review this article
Featured Video
Editorial
Jeff RoweJeff's MCAD Blogging
by Jeff Rowe
GE Additive’s Big Plans For Metal AM
Jobs
ECAD Designer - Data Connectivity for Delphi at Auburn Hills, MI
Mechanical Engineer II - Requisition ID 090445 for L3 Technologies at New York, NY
Estimator / Bidder for Rulon International at Saint Augustine, FL
Upcoming Events
33rd Annual Coordinate Metrology Society Conference at Snowbird UT - Jul 17 - 21, 2017
EMO Hannover 2017 at Hannover Germany - Sep 18 - 23, 2017
The 30th Annual Integrated Process Excellence Symposium & Training at Wyndham Grand Bonnet Creek Resort Orlando FL - Sep 18 - 20, 2017
Additive Manufacturing Conference 2017 at Knoxville Convention Center 701 Henley Street Knoxville TN - Oct 10 - 12, 2017



Internet Business Systems © 2017 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
595 Millich Dr., Suite 216, Campbell, CA 95008
+1 (408)-337-6870 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation GISCafe - Geographical Information Services TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy Policy Advertise