Multiobjective design optimization of rockets and missiles

Öztürk, Mustafa Yavuz
Multidisciplinary design optimization of aerospace vehicles has attracted interest of many researchers. Well known aerospace companies are developing tools for the mutlidisciplinary design optimization. However, the multiobjective optimization of the design is a new and important area investigated very little by the researchers. This thesis will examine the approaches to the multiobjective and mutlidisciplinary design optimization of rockets and missiles. In the study, multiobjective optimization method called MC-MOSA will be used.


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Citation Formats
M. Y. Öztürk, “Multiobjective design optimization of rockets and missiles,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.