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AAE550 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Prof. Crossley

Fall 2017

[Meeting Times and Location]
[Teaching Assistants]

[Homepage] - [Syllabus] - [Schedule]


Welcome to the public website for the AAE55000 "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization in Aerospace Engineering" course. While the course catalog uses AAE55000 as the course number, AAE 550 is the common way to refer to this course.

This course in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University is targeted to graduate students and senior-level undergraduates who wish to learn about engineering design optimization and gain experience solving multidisciplinary design problems using optimization techniques.

For the Fall 2017 semester, this course is available to distance students via streaming video or podcast through Purdue's Engineering Professional Education.

This public website contains basic information about the AAE550 class, including contact information for the instructor and teaching assistant(s), the syllabus, and the list of topics (found on the schedule page). The distribution and collection of lecture notes, homework / project assignments, homework solutions, etc. uses Purdue's Blackboard site. Students must register for AAE550 and have a Purdue career account to access this information.  The lecture notes use the Adobe Reader *.pdf format.

The instructor often updates and modifies these pages to meet the needs of the class, so some links might not work exactly as expected. All material needed for class should be available; if you find this is not the case, please e-mail the instructor. Information given in class will supersede information given in these pages. 

Meeting Times and Location

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:30am-10:20am (Eastern)
WANG 2599

The on-campus class meets in the "large" Engineering Professional Education studio classroom on the second floor of Wang Hall.


Professor William A. Crossley
ARMS 3209
phone: 765-496-2872
e-mail: crossley (at) purdue.edu

Office Hours
Tuesday 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Eastern)
or "open door" for drop-ins
please e-mail to arrange an appointment at times other than scheduled office hours

Teaching Assistants

For assistance with the course, please use aae550ta (at) ecn.purdue.edu first; this sends your message to the entire teaching team (TAs and instructor).
Nithin Kolencherry
ARMS 3174
phone: 765-494-5156
e-mail: nkolench (at) purdue.edu

Takashi Kanno
ARMS 3174
phone: 765-494-5156
e-mail: tkanno (at) purdue.edu

Office Hours

Monday 4:00pm to 6:00pm (Eastern)
ARMS 1103
*except 10/30 will be in PHYS 238

Friday 4:00pm to 6:00pm (Eastern)
ARMS 3115
*except 10/13 and 11/10 will be in HAMP 1144


Please contact graders only with questions about assignments they have graded for you.
Divya Bhargava
e-mail: dbhargav (at) purdue.edu

Modified October 10, 2017