This site contains materials describing a new mathematical theory of co-design that helps in designing complex systems with many components that are functionally dependent on each other.
“Monotone Co-Design Problems” (MCDPs) are a class of extremely expressive optimization problems. They can express: non-convex constraints, non-differentiable, discontinuous and non-scalarizable objective functions, and work with non-continuous design spaces.
MCDPL is an extremely expressive language to describe MCDPs.
PyMCDP is a Python interpreter and solver for MCDPL.
For more information, please see:
- the papers
- a live demo site:
- the software manual (PDF).
- the source code, on github.
Below, an example of a graphical representation of an MCDP (left) along with the MCDPL snippet that describes it (right).