AAE 550 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Prof. Crossley

Fall 2016



[Meeting Times and Location]


[Teaching Assistants]

[Homepage] - [Syllabus] - [Schedule]


Welcome to the public website for the AAE 550 "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization in Aerospace Engineering" 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 2016 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 AAE 550 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 AAE 550 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)

Office Hours
Monday 2:30pm - 4:00pm
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 first; this sends your message to the entire teaching team (TAs and instructor).

To be determined


Office Hours

Modified July 29, 2016