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NASA’s PHX ModelCenter Environment Solves Challenges of Supersonic Transport Aircraft Design

Using ModelCenter, NASA put into place a framework for supersonic aircraft design to better understand the design space, optimize design from among multiple alternatives, and quickly advance design concepts at the conceptual stage. This solution proved its capabilities through various optimization studies on propulsion system and planform design using Boeing’s Design Explorer algorithm, gradient optimizers, and Darwin (a genetic algorithm). These algorithms, currently within ModelCenter, are being supplemented with many more along with a framework to enable the introduction of user-based algorithms.

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