Ever since its introduction, Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) has shown great potential in improving the overall design by increasing the total information gain and enabling better decision making earlier in the development process. Nevertheless, it can be seen that MDO is seldom included in the basic engineering education and it has rarely been a standard practice in the manufacturing industry. Conversely, the research on MDO is constantly expanding and new disciplines as well as modelling methods are now increasingly being considered in order to achieve faster and more accurate computations.
In light of the above, my personal research revolves primarily around the following questions:
- In what ways can one enhance the traditional MDO framework?
- How can one make the MDO process more computationally efficient?
- Can we use MDO in other contexts apart from conceptual design?
- Are there any guidelines when considering MDO in the industry or higher education?