Talk:Multidisciplinary design optimization

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As mentioned on the Simulated annealing page, SA is guarenteed to actually reach a global optimum eventually. At the bottom of this page the opposite is stated. I was led to believe that it just takes far longer than is useful for guarenteed global optimum. I'm not changing this myself, since I'm not an expert and I don't know this to be true for sure. I'll leave the edit to an expert.

Also, I think this page could benefit from a simple example problem. The standard form of an optimization problem is pretty meaningless to those who don't know much about it without an example of what f, X, etc. mean. Thoughts? - EndingPop 05:28, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

I don't know enough about SA either. Maybe we can convince someone from the SA page to come over here. I highly doubt that it is "guaranteed" to find the global optimum of any problem... every optimization method fails to find the optimum for some problem or other, and it would be a big deal if SA transcended that; I would have heard. Maybe it works in convex problems, or smooth problems, or something, but not any problem whatsoever. I agree with you about the example. I'll see if I can come up with one. moink 01:16, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Should this page also be put into other categories such as Mechanical and/or Aerospace engineering. I know it is literally "multidisciplinary", but where is it used the most in industry? - EndingPop 16:01, 1 March 2006 (UTC)

As I mentioned in the first paragraph, it's mostly been used in aero/astro. That's where a lot of the community is, anyway. Feel free to put it in whatever cat you think may be appropriate. moink 01:16, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

Pareto Front[edit]

There's a link for Pareto front to Vilfredo Pareto, but there's no explanation on the page for what a Pareto front is. I'd add it, but I don't know what it means. - Kjm 23:39, 30 December 2005 (UTC)

We obviously need a Pareto front article. I thought there was one, actually. Maybe Pareto optimality or something? I'll look around, try to make the link appropriate, or maybe even write a stub. moink 01:16, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
Ahhh, Pareto front redirects to Vilfredo Pareto, instead of Pareto efficiency which is where Pareto optimality redirects. I shall fix the redirect, and bypass the redirect in this article. moink 01:17, 5 March 2006 (UTC)
I recently created an article on multiobjective optimization, where I am planning to add some examples on Pareto fronts etc. and talk about specific optimization methods for generating Pareto frontiers. Any input is appreciated. --Mullur1729 03:15, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Design Variables[edit]

After several edits (I apologize for being impatient and not previewing like I should have), I adjusted the Design Variables section to include a more broad example. - EndingPop 15:40, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Minor Optimization Methods[edit]

Some authors of the papers edit these important pages of wikipedia and put their recent methods which are not verified in the literature in these article. For example someone has put his algorithm called cuckoo in all the pages about optimization and evolutionary computation. I think wikipedia is not a tool for advertising methods and doing science marketing. If we are going to list some minor algorithms like these algorithm in the list of important optimization methods, this list should include more that 100 algorithms.

Lets use wikipedia to share the knowledge not to highlight our works. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:52, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

You are right. Be bold and revert edits like that. —Ben FrantzDale (talk) 14:00, 24 November 2010 (UTC)