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Postscript The key message of the example above is that the dimensionality of a parametric geometry (and thus its flexibility) has a powerful impact on the associated optimization process; and because the effective optimization of some measure of merit linked to the geometry is practically the only reason why one would build a parametric geometry,9 this is a very important conclusion. Of course, the ‘curse of dimensionality’ can, in some cases and to some extent, be mitigated by clever optimization strategies.

E. we also want the optimizer to visit solutions that leave the cusp between the lobes exposed), we have to pay with the usual currency of flexibility enhancements: increased dimensionality. Thankfully, this time we can get away with a binary variable (common tangent to the two lobes present or not); but even this results in a doubling of the design space, and thus a doubling of the cost of the design search – not a step to be taken lightly. 1 – a deep cusp becoming exposed or concealed by the straight-line segment might yield a discontinuity in the objective function.

7 Finally, a note on two subtly distinct forms of geometrical flexibility. Some schemes are designed to perturb existing, baseline shapes, thereby adding flexibility – this can usually be done in a cumulative way. For example, basis-function-type methods, such as the ‘bump’ functions of Hicks and Henne (1978) mentioned in the Preface, fall into this category – the more of these we add to the baseline shape, the greater the flexibility becomes. Other schemes have their intrinsic flexibility. That is, the parameterization is not built upon a baseline shape; the flexibility arises from the definition of the curve itself.

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