Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hello,

 

when i start an optimization with optistruct the calculation is finished after 1 Iteration. In the Output-file i found following Information:

 

Soft convergence criterion satisfied;
the design did not change during the last Iteration.

 

What does this mean?

 

I already did a lot of successful shape-optimizations but in this case i don't really know why the shape didn't change.

I changed the default OBJTOL value from the opti control card but the problem still occurs.

The most interesting thing is:

When i change the inital value in the shape panel to 0.5 I don't have any problems and the optimization finds the best shape. When I start with an inital value of 0.0 then i get the problem with the soft convergence criterion.    

 

Thank you

Greets,

 

Fatih Uysal

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Soft convergence is achieved when there is little or no change in the design variables for two consecutive iterations. It is not necessary to evaluate the objective (or constraints) for the final design point, as the model is unchanged from the previous iteration. Therefore, soft convergence requires one less iteration than regular.

Attached document should help you in understanding the process in detail

12.0.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Rahul for the Information.

Since Optistruct is a gradient based optimizer i guess optistruct stopped optimization after finding a local optimum.

 

Using a DGLOBAL-Card helped me to find the global optimum.

 

Greets,

 

Fatih Uysal   

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...