Numerical optimisation with fluids


Numerical optimisation is a major area of development in CFD with proven benefits. Widespread application is limited by the considerable computational cost, as well as the lack of integration of parametrisation, surrogate models and gradient-based methods. The consortium comprises over 20 members from the major UK research groups, as well as commercial code developers and industrial end users.

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L = leader; C = co-leader; * = Other key personnel

[L]  Jens-Dominik Mueller ( Queen Mary University of London ):
Ning Qin ( University of Sheffield ):
[C]  Thomas Rendall ( University of Bristol ):
Christian Allen ( University of Bristol ):
Andrea DaRonch ( University of Southampton ):
Eugene De Villiers ( Engys ):
Adrian Gaylard ( Jaguar Land Rover; University of Warwick ):
Carren Holden ( Airbus ):
Matthew Juniper ( University of Cambridge ):
Rakesh Mishra ( University of Huddersfield ):
Shahrokh Shahpar ( Rolls-Royce ):
Harvey Thompson ( University of Leeds ):
Sebastian Timme ( University of Liverpool ):
Steve Tobias ( University of Leeds ):
Tom Verstraete ( Queen Mary University of London; von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics ):

Optimisation test cases

The optimisation interest group is currently assembling test cases for dissemination and training. These are planned to include:

1) Optimisation of a Joukowsky section at low Re

2) A series of cases selected from the list given here

If you would like to suggest additional cases, please contact Jens or Tom.

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