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A Web-based Collaborative Environment for Bi-Level Integrated System Synthesis

Authors: Hongman Kim, Scott Ragon, James Mullins, and Jaroslaw Sobieszczanski-Sobieski


Bi-Level Integrated System Synthesis (BLISS) is a systematic approach to optimize the design of complex systems. One key advantage of the BLISS algorithm is that disciplinary groups can optimize sub-systems autonomously while staying in control of their analysis tools and models. This paper discusses a Web-based implementation of BLISS that delivers these capabilities. The Web architecture provides tools to share analysis models and distribute the computational load of expensive simulations. Problem definition, execution, and progress monitoring are performed through Web interfaces that allow disciplinary groups from distant sites to work together in the design optimization process.

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