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Purpose and Background

PEC sponsored short course on Advance Design Methods is being planned to familiarize engineers with modern design methods. Due to advancement in technology and computational / simulation methods, the design process in general and aircraft design in particular have gone though a paradigm shift over the last two decades. The focus has now shifted to provide maximum freedom to the designer in later stages of design, rather than freezing a specific configuration in the earlier part of design.​


Learning Objectives & Benefits

This course has been designed to familiarize engineers design process. It includes the exploration of requirements space, concept space and technology space. The design space exploration involves utilization of tools used by system engineers like design experiments, statistical regression and Monte Carlo simulations. The main emphasis is to drive the design so as to minimize uncertainty by robust design methods and probabilistic design methods. The course encompasses all these new technique and help engineers utilize these simple techniques in their routine design and analysis problems. The topics includes

  • Quality Function Deployment

  • Morphological Matrix

  • Modeling and simulation environment

  • Mission sizing and Synthesis

  • Life cycle cost estimation

  • Integrated Product and Process development

  • Statistical DoE and Multivariable regression

  • Probabilistic design methods

  • Design software and Integration environments

  • Multidisciplinary design optimization

 ​Course Breakdown

​                                         Topics

Conventional Aircraft Design Process and Paradigm Shift

Basic Flows and Analytical Approaches

Design Space Exploration, Requirements, Concept and Technology Space

Numerical Computational Techniques

Probabilistic Design Methods

Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Experimental Analysis Techniques and Lab Visit

Case Studies