# OBJECTIVE

Specifies the objective for an optimization problem.

AcuSolve Command

## Syntax

OBJECTIVE {parameters}

## Qualifier

This command has no qualifier.

## Parameters

type (enumerated) [=minimize]
Specifies if the objective is to minimize or maximize the response.
minimize
maximize
response_variable (string) [=""]
User defined name of response variable that is computed from the simulation.

## Description

This command specifies the objective of the optimization. The objective can be either to maximize or minimize the defined response variable. A typical objective defined by the OBJECTIVE command is a function of response variables, defined using the RESPONSE_VARIABLE commands.
OBJECTIVE( "Minimize_Pressure_Drop" ) {
type                                = Minimize
response_variable                   = "Inlet_Pressure"
}