THE CAPABILITIES OF AUTOMATION OF MDAO PROBLEM STATEMENT AT COLLABORATIVE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN OF THE PROPULSION SYSTEM USING OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE TOOLS
The paper presents the results of a study of various possibilities for automation of MDAO problem statement
at conceptual design of the propulsion system of a commercial aircraft. Special open source software tools
such as KADMOS (a software tool based on the use of graphs to formalize the formulation of MDAO tasks),
CMDOWS (a special format for describing MDAO tasks) and VISTOMS (a software tool for visualizing the
MDAO task formulation process) are used for visualization, control and automation of the MDAO problem
statement formulation process. To directly solve the MDAO tasks, an open source software integration
environment RCE is used.