I've the idea to optimize some material properties (e.g: young modulus, poission ratio and shear modulus) in an ANSYS file.txt using MATLAB. The steps are:
1-Read the ANSYS file in MATLAB.
2-Create a function with a loop to admit multi variable iterations changing these material properties (can be 3 to 9 variables). For this, the ANSYS file has to contain the variables to modify. Then, with the function is possible to put the inputs of each iterations and run the ANSYS scrip.
3-Read and extract the results. Then, determine with which parameters is possible to reduce the error between the experimental test (about the material). It is possible with comparing the force-displacement slope. For this step, (with my little knowledge) I think to use fminsearch or fmincon.
I hope my explain was clear.
Do you have some ideas to realize this procedure or have you seen any similar work? Which optimization algorithm is better for this?
I appreciate any help :)