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Old   April 5, 2010, 10:31
Default Optimization strategy for wings/airfoils
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Hi,

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!
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Old   May 1, 2010, 00:37
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DAKOTA is an excellent tool for optimization. It is open source and has good support through mailing lists and manuals.

http://www.cs.sandia.gov/dakota/software.html
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