Optimization studies are carried out for the requirements defined by the customer which is usually for enhancing performance. Zeus can follow two approaches for such studies:
One is the Global Optimization approach where ZN employs its cutting edge simulation tools coupled with the Genetic Algorithm based optimization models. This avoids local maximas and minimas and reaches towards a design that is most optimal under given constraints. ZN has used these tools for coupled aerostructural shape optimization–a study that is highly automated and requiring lot of computing resources.
The other approach followed is the Design of Experiments where systematic simulations are carried out varying different parameters. This approach has been applied in the design of a high pressure valve.