Introduction to Optimization

This presentation and demonstration describes the purpose and basic operation of the Solver module in SINDA/FLUINT as accessed via Thermal Desktop’s Case Set Manager. The Solver is the basis of design optimization, data correlation, worst-case scenario-seeking, and other general tasking of the combined power of SINDA/FLUINT and Thermal Desktop to iteratively seek an analytic goal. Users will learn how to declare design variables, define optimization objectives and constraints, prepare evaluation procedures, and interpret and then accept or reject results. An example problem will be worked interactively.

Prerequisites:  Basic understanding of Thermal Desktop and SINDA/FLUINT operation, including Symbols and Registers class or equivalent experience.
Class Duration:  50 minutes