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August 30, 2022
by Justin Gray
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2022 OpenMDAO Workshop — Now with more Mphys!

With the OpenMDAO community converging (pun intended!) on NASA Glenn Research Center for theOpenMDAO Workshop, the Mphys community will be using the opportunity to hold a one day workshop on Oct. 26th. That is ‚Äčimmediately following the OpenMDAO Workshop on … Continue reading

July 25, 2022
by Justin Gray
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In-person OpenMDAO Workshop October 24/25

The OpenMDAO workshop is returning to the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland Ohio on October 24-25th. Signup for a seat now! We have a few open slots for external presentations, and you can propose a topic when you sign … Continue reading

July 13, 2022
by Justin Gray
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A new FREE text book on MDO!

Professors Martins and Ning have published a new text book on multidisciplinary design optimization, and they’ve generously decided to give the digital version away for free! There are good lessons on Problem formulation (Section 1.2), comparisons of gradient-based and gradient-free … Continue reading

March 22, 2022
by Justin Gray
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You want reports? I’ll give you reports — V3.17

OpenMDAO can produce a bunch of very useful report like the N2 diagram, and the scaling report. However, we noticed that a lot of users didn’t know they existed, or did know but didn’t think to generate them during development/debugging. … Continue reading

November 19, 2021
by Justin Gray
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OpenMDAO V3.14: I feel the need — the need for speed

OpenMDAO V3.14 is chocked full of speedy goodness. You can check out the full release notes for all the details, but I wanted to highlight two key developments that each give speed in their own special way Faster Structured Interpolation … Continue reading

October 8, 2021
by Justin Gray
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Announcing OpenMDAO V3.13

OpenMDAO V3.13.0 is live. You can read the release notes for complete details, but there are a few key changes worth highlighting: There are some minor improvements to the way OpenMDAO computes relative step sizes. Full details in POEM 051, … Continue reading

July 16, 2021
by Justin Gray
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V3.10 – OpenMDAO on Google Collab!

We revamped our docs based on jupyter notebooks, so you can run all our docs code on Google Collab. Just look for the rocket-ship icon in the upper right corner of a docs page! That will take you to a … Continue reading

June 21, 2021
by Justin Gray
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value -> val

OpenMDAO V3 is a little inconsistent with it use of val and value as keyword arguments to different API methods. We are going to fix this in V4 by standardizing on val for everything. This change is proposed in POEM … Continue reading

May 11, 2021
by Justin Gray
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Have a look at POEMs 48 and 49

Introducing two new proposals for OpenMDAO enhancement (POEMs), for your consideration. Both are fairly low impact, though POEM 049 does propose removal of some unused APIs. POEM 048: MetaModelSemiStructured Component OpenMDAO Already has both structured and unstructured metamodel components. You … Continue reading

May 4, 2021
by Justin Gray
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V3.9.1

Version 3.9’s biggest change is the new serial/distributed api for variables. We now allow you to label individual variables as serial or distributed, which ultimately clears up a lot of confusion when working with distributed memory computations. All of the … Continue reading

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