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Conference on adjoint-based design optimisation

Posted By: Jens-Dominik Mueller
Date:Sun, 4 Dec 2011, 10:58 p.m.

Dear Colleague,

we would be pleased to welcome you to this conference on adjoint-based design optimisation. Please pass this message on to your interested colleagues.

With best regards, Jens-Dominik Mueller

First Announcement:


Conference on industrial design optimisation for fluid flow, Munich, 28-29 March 2012.



The EC-funded research project FlowHead has developed adjoint-based optimisation methods for shape and topology optimisation of fluid flow with application to the automotive industry. The project and ESI Group are organising a final conference to present

- The state of the art in industrial design optimisation for fluids,

- The results of the FlowHead project,

- Future challenges in development and application of adjoint sensitivity methods.

The focus in FlowHead was on:

- development of continuous and discrete adjoint flow solvers for industrial application,

- CAD-based, morphing-based and node-based parametrisations,

- industrial application of topology optimisation for fluids,

- robust design,

- industrial application and the integration into the product development process.

Invited speakers


Prof. R.P. Dwight (TU Delft)

"Discrete Adjoint Methods and Applications: Beyond Optimization"

Prof. K. Giannakoglou (NTUA Athens):

"Development and application of continous adjoint methods."

Prof. R. Loehner (George Mason Univ., Washington):

"Adjoint design optimisation"

Prof. U. Naumann (RWTH Aachen):

"Toward First- and Higher-Order Discrete Adjoint Flow Solvers"

Dr. A. Naumovich (DLR)

"Algebraic multigrid for solution of adjoint equations in

compressible aerodynamics"

Call for papers


Oral and poster presentations are invited on the topics above. Please submit a one-page abstract in pdf format by January 9, 2012 if you would like to present a paper or a poster. Please direct your queries to the FlowHead project coordinator Dr. J.-D. Mueller,

In addition to the topics covered by the project as listed above, submissions are welcome on topics such as

- Recent developments, novel approaches, future applications in adjoint-based optimisation,

- Industrial application of adjoint-based optimisation in the automotive industry, but also aeronautical, turbomachinery, etc.

- Application examples, benchmarks, industrial requirements ...

- Alternative approaches in goal-based optimisation

Organising Comittee


Dr. F. Duddeck, TU Muenchen,

Prof. K. Bletzinger, TU Muenchen,

Dr. J.-D. Mueller, QMUL,

Dr. M. Megahed, ESI,

Dr. C. Othmer, Volkswagen AG

For any queries, please contact the organisers at:

Key dates:


30 Nov: First call, online registration opens,

15 Dec: Second call,

9 Jan: Submission deadline for abstracts, 1page,

31 Jan: Notification of acceptance,

20 Feb: early registraton closes,

28-29 Mar: Conference



The conference will be held on the Faculty Club, Lichtenbergstrasse 2a, on the Garching campus of TU Munich. Garching is conveniently reached from MUC airport and connected to the Munich U-Bahn/S-Bahn train system, .



Cost of the conference is 300EUR to cover lunches, coffees and a conference dinner. A limited number of fellowships for students are available.


Dr. Jens-Dominik Müller

School of Engineering and Materials Science

Queen Mary, University of London

FlowHead 2012 Conference

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