Optimization Search Goal

The search goal refers to the objective of the optimization algorithm.

In global optimization, the goal is to find the design that gives the lowest feasible objective function value over the entire design space. In contrast, in local optimization, the goal is to find a design point that is lowest relative to a “nearby” region of the initial design point.

Design sensitivity based methods are used almost exclusively for local optimization.
Important: Global optimization has not yet been tested with MotionSolve.