PRODAF is intended to accelerate the design/analysis process, take the grunt work out of the typical engineering tasks of transferring/converting data streams from one application code to another, and capture the intrinsically probabilistic nature of design problems. This capability enables engineers and managers to spend more of their time interpreting results and making wise decisions as well as yield a physics-based design-to-reliability solution.
Additional PRODAF Materials:
The Executive Overview is a general description of the PRODAF (Probabilistic Design and Analysis Framework) software tool. PRODAF implements a practical, multidisciplinary, design-for-reliability methodology for aerospace systems. This predictive tool plays an important role in evaluating a design’s characteristics such as performance and reliability.
This reference document contains descriptions of the various methodologies that are implemented within the PRODAF software tool. Organized into 5 self-contained sections, each describing one of the methodologies that is implemented in PRODAF, plus an appendix that explores advanced methods for design optimization under uncertainty, this document allows readers to fully understand the various components of the tool.
This manual is a step-by-step guide for users to run the PRODAF software tool. The “F” in PRODAF stands for “Framework” and this means that the software provides a suite of tools that enable users to customize their own design processes and perform a number of related tasks.
This presentation presents users with a summarized understanding of the development of PRODAF and a thorough analysis of the milestones and deliverables that were achieved for the creation of the software tool.