Project : tropics
Section: New Results
Keywords : optimization, gradient, fluid, structure.
Participants : Alain Dervieux, Bruno Koobus, Mariano Vázquez, Bijan Mohammadi, Charbel Farhat [University of Colorado, Boulder], Francois Beux [Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa], Marco Michieli de Vitturi [Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa].
The optimization of a complex product as an airplane needs to be done by taking in account simultaneously as much as different physical effects as possible. It is useless to determine the optimal aerodynamic shape of an aircraft if the fact the the airflow will act on the structure and deform this shape is not anticipated. Many of the physics to take into account are described by complex and computer intensive models. The team have proposed a new coupling algorithm for the aerodynamic shape optimization of an aircraft geometry deformed by the wind, .