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quarkz April 5, 2010 10:31

Optimization strategy for wings/airfoils

I am trying to implement optimization strategy for flapping wings/airfoils to obtain maximum thrust/lift/efficiency. There are a number of variables such as angle of pitch, frequency etc.

I have heard of genetic algorithm but I'm not sure if it is suitable. What other optimization strategies are there?

Hope someone can help. Thanks!

praveen May 1, 2010 00:37

DAKOTA is an excellent tool for optimization. It is open source and has good support through mailing lists and manuals.

quarkz May 2, 2010 21:44

Thanks alot ppl!

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