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Design Optimization - Methods & Applications, 28-29 May 2015, FOI, Stockholm, Sweden

Posted By: Dr Richard Seoud
Date:Mon, 4 May 2015, 1:26 p.m.

ERCOFTAC - Design Optimization: Methods & Applications 28-29 May 2015 , FOI, Stockholm, Sweden

Course Coordinator: Prof. K Giannkoglou, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece


Several years ago, and in recognition of the growing importance of “Design Optimization” to industrial CFD/CSM applications, ERCOFTAC has established a Special Interest Group, called SIG34. SIG34 now offers a course on “Design Optimization” providing an information platform to supporting and fostering a comprehensive exchange between science and industry. Nowadays, computational optimization is both an emerging and wide-used technology in a variety of industrial sectors. Motivated by the maturity of the design-optimization methods and software as well as the advent of powerful modern computational platforms, new automated design optimization methods have already been applied to numerous problems, e.g. in Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Electro-magnetics, Propulsion, Energy Management and many others. Moreover, combinations of these areas as so-called multi-disciplinary approaches (e.g. fluid-structure interaction, fluid-electro-magnetics interaction) are in use for achieving improvements in “real-world” industrial designs.

Since “traditional” optimization methods often require a significant number of solution points in the design space in order to reach an improved (or optimal) design, substantial effort has been devoted to device efficient search strategies. Moreover, they have already been adapted to multi-objective and multi-disciplinary problems in order to cope with real-world engineering applications.


The course will provide:

o An overview of modern design optimization methods o Comprehensive discussions on the presented methods including their pros and cons, assisting industrial engineers to select the best-suited approach for solving their particular problems. o Based on the latter topic, successfully treated examples in the areas of aeronautics, the automotive, and the turbo-machinery industry will be presented and thoroughly discussed


Prof. Dr. Kyriakos Giannakoglou Course Coordinator Parallel CFD and Optimization Unit, Lab. of Thermal Turbomachines, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Techical University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Prof. Dr. Nicolas R. Gauger Chair for Scientific Computing, TU Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany

Prof. Dr. Tom Verstraete Turbomachinery & Propulsion Department von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode Saint Genese - Belgium

Dr. Marcus Mayer ET-DSE - CFD Methods Rolls-Royce Deutschland, Blankenfelde-Mahlow, Germany

Dr. Olivier Amoignon Deputy Research Director Swedish Defense Research Agency (FOI) Division of Information and Aeronautical Systems Department of Aeronautics and Autonomous Systems Stockholm, Sweden

Dr. Matteo Nicolich Product Manager, Enterprise Solutions at ESTECO S.p.A, Italy

Prof. Anders Klarbring Division of Solid Mechanics Department of Management and Engineering The Institute of Technology, Linköping University, Sweden

Prof. Martin Berggren Department of Computing Science Umeå University, Sweden

Dr. Per Weinerfelt SAAB Aeronautics


Design Optimization - Methods & Applications, SWEDEN, 28-29 May 2015

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