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Speeding up numerical studies using Discrete Optimization in LS-OPT


In an earlier post on simulation based product design we saw that in many cases a large portion of effort early on in the design cycle is usually spent on determining the best practices to simulate a physical event. We can speed up such simulations by the discrete variable support in LS-OPT version 3.1. An example of the LSOPT command file in which two parameters in LS-DYNA, SOFT and SSTHK, are defined as discrete variables, is included here. The command file can be viewed using LSOPTUI – a graphical user interface for LSOPT.


"Discrete Optimization Example"
Author "Suri Bala"
$ Created on Mon Apr 30 10:55:18 2007
solvers 1
responses 2
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$ NO HISTORIES ARE DEFINED
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$ DESIGN VARIABLES
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variables 2
Variable 'soft' 0
Variable 'soft' discrete {0 1 2 }
Variable 'ssthk' 0
Variable 'ssthk' discrete {0 1 }

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$ OPTIMIZATION METHOD
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Optimization Method SRSM

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$ SOLVER "discrete"
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$ DEFINITION OF SOLVER "discrete"
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solver own 'discrete'
solver command "dyna.exe -i"
solver input file "dyna_input.k"
$ ------ Pre-processor --------
$ NO PREPROCESSOR SPECIFIED
$ ------ Metamodeling ---------
solver order linear
solver experiment design dopt
$ ------ Job information ------
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$ RESPONSES FOR SOLVER "discrete"
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response 'sliding_energy' 1 0 "BinoutResponse -res_type GLStat -cmp sliding_interface_energy -select TIME "
response 'internal_energy' 1 0 "BinoutResponse -res_type GLStat -cmp internal_energy -select TIME "

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$ OBJECTIVE FUNCTIONS
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objectives 1
maximize
objective 'internal_energy' 1
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$ CONSTRAINT DEFINITIONS
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constraints 1
constraint 'sliding_energy'
lower bound constraint 'sliding_energy' 0
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$ JOB INFO
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iterate param design 0.01
iterate param objective 0.01
iterate param stoppingtype or
iterate 1
STOP

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