Why is HEEDS and the Design Manager in STAR-CCM+ different than other design exploration / optimization tools? In short…
The MO-sherpa optimization algorithm is superior to other optimization algorithms because:
No guessing which standard optimization algorithm to use because it’s a hybrid searching algorithm (uses a blend of these). Therefore, it avoids making optimization turn into a research problem on which algorithm to use for your application.
Proven to finds better designs, faster.
It avoids users needing to simplify the problem and adjusting optimization tuning parameters.
You can easily connect multiple programs (Matlab, Excel, CAD programs, CAE programs, etc) by dragging/dropping them into the HEEDS interface.