Mark A. Hale

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Within the context of multi-disciplinary aircraft analysis and design, a new approach has been formulated and described which allows for the rapid technical feasibility and economic viability assessment of multiattribute, multi-constrained designs. The approach, referred to here as Virtual Stochastic Life Cycle Design, facilitates the multi-disciplinary(More)
* † ‡ § This is white The benefits of using modular computer architectures for multi-disciplinary design are being explored by industry, government, and academia. These architectures are being validated through a considerable number of inhouse and team demonstration projects. Based on experiences to date, a generic computing design architecture consists of(More)
The challenge of designing next-generation systems that meet goals for system effectiveness, environmental compatibility, and cost has grown to the point that traditional design methodologies are becoming ineffective. Increases in the analysis complexity required, the number of objectives and constraints to be evaluated, and the multitude of uncertainties(More)
Effective design of the High Speed Civil Transport requires the systematic application of design resources throughout a product's life-cycle. Information obtained from the use of these resources is used for the decision-making processes of Concurrent Engineering. Integrated computing environments facilitate the acquisition, organization, and use of required(More)
New approaches to multidisciplinary design optimization have been developed and demonstrated in a NASA Langley funded project to look at a particularly challenging aeronautics problem – High Speed Civil Transport Aeroelastic Wing Design. In particular, the problem is how to incorporate key multidisciplinary information and knowledge as it becomes available.(More)
The Conceptual Aerospace Systems Design and Analysis Toolkit (CASDAT) provides a baseline assessment capability for the Air Force Research Laboratory. The historical development of CASDAT is of benefit to the design research community because considerable effort was expended in the classification of the analysis tools. Its implementation proves to also be(More)
† ‡ § This is white Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD) embodies the simultaneous application of both system and quality engineering methods throughout iterative design processes. The use of IPPD results in the timeconscious, cost-saving development of engineering systems. A computing infrastructure called IMAGE is designed to implement IPPD(More)
Context is proposed as a mechanism for organizing Information Technology practices in the future through its role in interpretation. An enterprise organization model based on decision-flow is presented here that is applicable to a variety of domains. It contains elements that mark the information content with respect to a full consideration of its(More)
Designers need to use a variety of different codes in order to solve today's complex design problems; codes which must all be made to work together. Tools can be developed which facilitate the integration of these varied codes, so that they can be used together to solve a single problem. Using a computational architecture, a procedure has been set up which(More)