ADS
swMATH ID:  13387 
Software Authors:  G. N. Vanderplaats 
Description:  A generalpurpose optimization program for engineering design. A new generalpurpose optimization program for engineering design is described. ADS (automated design synthesis) is a FORTRAN program for nonlinear constrained (or unconstrained) function minimization. The optimization process is segmented into three levels: strategy, optimizer, and onedimensional search. At each level, several options are available so that a total of nearly 100 possible combinations can be treated. An example of available combinations is the augmented Lagrange multiplier method, using the BFGS variable metric unconstrained minimization together with polynomial interpolation for the onedimensional search. Scaling is included to improve the numerical conditioning. The program is demonstrated with several engineering design examples. 
Homepage:  http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a213595.pdf 
Related Software:  Excel; STAGS; VICONOPT; CONMIN; PANDA; ABAQUS 
Cited in:  4 Publications 
Standard Articles
1 Publication describing the Software, including 1 Publication in zbMATH  Year 

A generalpurpose optimization program for engineering design. Zbl 0589.73085 Vanderplaats, Garret N.; Sugimoto, Hiroyuki 
1986

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Cited by 7 Authors
1  Bushnell, David H. 
1  Powell, David J. 
1  Saouma, Victor E. 
1  Sikiotis, Efthimios S. 
1  Sugimoto, Hiroyuki 
1  Tong, SiuMing 
1  Vanderplaats, Garret N. 
Cited in 2 Serials
2  Computers and Structures 
1  Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 
Cited in 3 Fields
3  Mechanics of deformable solids (74XX) 
1  Numerical analysis (65XX) 
1  Computer science (68XX) 