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Grid Enabled Optimisation & Design Search for Engineering



GEODISE will provide grid-based seamless access to an intelligent knowledge repository, a state-of-the-art collection of optimisation and search tools, industrial strength analysis codes, and distributed computing and data resources.

Engineering design search and optimisation is the process whereby engineering modelling and analysis are exploited to yield improved designs. In the next 2-5 years intelligent search tools will become a vital component of all engineering design systems and will steer the user through the process of setting up, executing and post-processing design search and optimisation activities. Such systems typically require large-scale distributed simulations to be coupled with tools to describe and modify designs using information from a knowledge base. These tools are usually physically distributed and under the control of multiple elements in the supply chain. Whilst evaluation of a single design may require the analysis of gigabytes of data, to improve the process of design can require assimilation of terabytes of distributed data. Achieving the latter goal will lead to the development of intelligent search tools.

Our focus will be on the use of computational fluid dynamics with BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, and Fluent. GEODISE will be developed by the Universities of Southampton, Oxford and Manchester in collaboration with other industrial partners working in the domains of hardware (Intel), software (Microsoft), systems integration (Compusys), knowledge technologies (Epistemics), and grid-middleware (Condor).

Maturity: Initial Research
Region: UK
Type: Pilot
Grant Value: £2,872,450.00
Start Date: 01/11/2001
End Date: 31/10/2004
Project Status: completed
Funding Agency: EPSRC

Project Members
Prof Michael Giles
Prof Simon Cox
Prof Nigel Shadbolt
Prof Carole Goble
Prof Andy Keane

Collaborating Organisations
Compusys plc.
Fluent Europe Ltd.
Intel Corporation UK Ltd.
Microsoft UK Ltd.
Rolls Royce plc
University of Manchester
University of Oxford
University of Southampton

Component(s) Project Develops
Application Services
Collaboration Toolkits
Data Management Services
Data Mining and Analysis Services
Domain/ Task Ontologies and Metadata
Problem Solving Environments
Workflow Services

Application Area(s) associated with Project
Engineering & Physical


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