- structural design (e.g., pressure vessel design, welded beam design)
- shape optimization
- topology optimization (e.g., airfoil)
- inverse optimization (inverse problem)
- processing planning
- product designs
- electromagnetic optimization
- space mapping
- aggressive space mapping
- yield-driven design
- optimization exploiting surrogates (surrogate model)
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