Phoenix Integration Announces Availability of Over 25 New Optimization Algorithms to its Multi-Disciplinary Design Framework

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PHX ModelCenter® provides unprecedented decision support for engineers with automated optimization algorithms and response surface models

Phoenix Integration, a leading provider of software for engineering automation, integration, and design optimization, today announced the formal market release of PHX ModelCenter® 10.0. This latest version of the company’s flagship product, a design optimization and modeling and simulation framework, provides optimization algorithms and built-in modules that offer unprecedented decision support and process efficiencies that enable engineers to better navigate through thousands of design decisions to confidently arrive at the best design.

PHX ModelCenter 10.0 includes the following new and enhanced capabilities:

>>> Expanded OptimizationPak: A collection of optimization algorithms packaged into a single trade study tool within PHX ModelCenter. Users can specify Model variables as objectives, discrete or continuous design variables, and constraints. When run, the optimization tool systematically varies design variables in an attempt to optimize the objectives while not violating any constraints. Resulting charts and reports detail solutions found by the optimizer and help educate the user.

>>> RSM Toolkit 3.0: A general purpose multi-dimensional “curve fitting” tool. Given a set of data points, the RSM Toolkit can generate a mathematical set of equations that approximate the data. The source data can be generated from a long running simulation or originate from experimental tests. The RSM Toolkit uses a number of different approximation techniques to find a model that works best for your data. Once a response surface is created, it can then be added back into your PHX ModelCenter model where it can be run just like any other component.

>>> QuickWrap 3.0: A tool for automating batch mode programs within the Phoenix modeling environment. It can operate as a plug-in to PHX ModelCenter thus enabling PHX ModelCenter to directly automate file input/output applications. It can also run independently and generate wrappers that can run on the Analysis Server. In either mode, QuickWrap provides a graphical application that allows users to point-and-click to specify variables within files. No programming or scripting is required to automate the application.

>>> Enhanced Workflow: A general purpose automation tool for modeling and simulation applications. Workflows can be graphically constructed and executed in an easy-to-use environment without programming or scripting. The resulting workflows are easy to visually understand and can be executed multiple times for purposes of design exploration and optimization.

“PHX ModelCenter 10.0 is our response to the increasing demands of multi-disciplinary design,” said Scott Woyak, Ph.D., President of Phoenix Integration. “PHX ModelCenter 10.0 empowers engineers, not only with capabilities that enable design optimization and exploration, but also a complete set of tools to support decision-making. Ultimately, the result is a better design that translates into improved competitiveness for our customers.”

To learn more about PHX ModelCenter 10.0, visit http://www.phoenix-int.com/software/phx_modelcenter_10.php.

About Phoenix Integration
Phoenix Integration commands a leadership position in flexible, scalable, high-performance enterprise solutions for the conceptual and preliminary stages of product design and systems analysis. Phoenix software is used worldwide to enable integration of models and simulations, process automation, results visualization and data management. Global organizations that leverage Phoenix solutions include nine of the top 10 U.S. defense contractors and seven of the top 10 aerospace companies. For more information, visit http://www.phoenix-int.com.

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