von Karman Institute Lecture Series and Events

Online / on-site Lecture Series - Optimization Methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Monday 16 May 2022 - Friday 20 May 2022

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Optimization Methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Introduction

Innovative optimization and design techniques for modern aircraft (manned or UAV/UCAV) and engine systems aiming at maximum performance in a multidisciplinary context (aerodynamic efficiency, safety, drag, losses, weight, strength, heat fluxes, emission, noise, …), are now rapidly moving from research labs to industrial real and virtual platforms. To reach concurrently this level of excellence, emergent optimization methodologies require more and more robust and efficient associated software for a daily use in industrial collaborative design environments.

This  course intends to provide the basic concepts and tools behind this technology, both in single discipline (single point or multi point design) and multidisciplinary (fluid-structure interaction, fluid-acoustics, conjugate heat transfer, …) context. Subjects which will be treated in detail include: gradient based and steepest descent methods, adjoint methods, one shot or goal oriented methods, evolutionary/differential evolution algorithms on parallel environments, game strategies like Pareto Fronts and Nash Equilibrium, parameterization, surrogate and reduced-order modeling (Radial Basis functions, Artificial Neural Networks, Kriging …), multifidelity modeling approaches, robust design, …

The content of this Course is oriented towards junior and experienced engineers and researchers involved in the field of multi disciplinary design and looking for innovative numerical solutions - or set of solutions- for complex multi criteria optimization problems.

The Lecture Series directors are Prof. Jacques Périaux, from CIMNE/Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya and Prof. Tom Verstraete from the von Karman Institute.

Location

Online and on-site

von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics

Waterloosesteenweg 72

B-1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode (near Brussels)

A "questions and answers" session of 15 minutes is organized after each lectures.

Programme (UTC+2)

Monday 16 May 2022

  • 8:30 Welcome
  • 9:00 Introduction to optimization and multidisciplinary design I
    Dr. Tom Verstraete, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics/ Gent Universiteit, Belgium
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Introduction to optimization and multidisciplinary design II
    Dr. Tom Verstraete, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics/ Gent Universiteit, Belgium
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Aerodynamic shape optimization of turbomachinery components - an industrial perspective I
    Dr. Marcus Meyer, Rolls Royce Deutschland, Germany
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Aerodynamic shape optimization of turbomachinery components - an industrial perspective II
    Dr. Marcus Meyer, Rolls Royce Deutschland, Germany
  • 17:00 Reception

Tuesday 17 May 2022

  • 09:00 The Continuous Adjoint Method in Aerodynamic Optimization, with Applications
    Prof. Kyriakos Giannakoglou, National TU of Athens, Greece
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Efficient sensitivity computation using automatic differentiation
    Dr. Jens-Dominik Mueller, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Theoretical background for aerodynamic shape optimization
    Dr. John Vassberg, The Boeing Company, USA and Prof. A. Jameson, Texas A&M University, USA
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:45 Industrial applications of aerodynamic shape optimization
    Dr. John Vassberg, The Boeing Company, USA and Prof. A. Jameson, Texas A&M University, USA

Wednesday 18 May 2022

  • 09:00 Differentiable shape optimization
    Prof. Olivier Pironneau, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 CAD-based parametrisations for adjoint optimisation
    Dr. Jens-Dominik Mueller, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Adjoint approaches in aerodynamic shape optimization and MDO context, Part I
    Prof. Nicolas Gauger, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:45 CAdjoint approaches in aerodynamic shape optimization and MDO context, Part II
    Prof. Nicolas Gauger, TU Kaiserslautern, Germany

Thursday 19 May 2022

  • 09:00 CAD-based multidisciplinary optimization of turbomachinery components by gradient-based methods
    Dr. Tom Verstraete, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics/ Gent Universiteit, Belgium
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Low-Cost Evolutionary Optimization, with Engineering Applications
    Prof. Kyriakos Giannakoglou, National TU of Athens, Greece
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Speed up of hybridized Games Strategies/Evolutionary Algorithms and their applications to Aeronautics
    Prof. Jacques Périaux, CIMNE/UPC, Spain and Univ. of Jyvaskyla, Finland
  • 15:15 Coffee break
  • 15:45 CAD-based multidisciplinary optimization of turbomachinery components by gradient-free methods
    Dr. Tom Verstraete, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics/ Gent Universiteit, Belgium

Friday 20 May 2022

  • 09:00 Adaptive surrogate modelling for global optimization in aerodynamic design, part I
    Prof. Richard Dwight, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • 10:30 Coffee break
  • 11:00 Adaptive surrogate modelling for global optimization in aerodynamic design, part II
    Prof. Richard Dwight, TU Delft, The Netherlands
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Machine Learning for Fluid Mechanics-- Challenges, Opportunities and Perspectives
    Prof. Miguel Mendez, von Karman Institute, Belgium
  • 15:15 End of the lecture series

Eligibility Criteria

The citizens of the following countries are eligible to attend the von Karman Institute Lecture Series:

- EU member countries
- NATO member countries
- NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia)
- Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates)
- Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Japan, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, South-Africa and Vietnam.

VKI reserves the right to request a clearance check with Belgian authorities.

The participants will have to present their ID card (for EU citizens) or passport (for other citizens) the first day of the lecture series.

Fee and Registration

If you are not able to attend the lecture series on site, we offer you to attend it online. Nevertheless the price remains the same for an on-site or an online participation.

Registration will be available soon

Early bird registration fee (until March 16, 2022 included)

Price for citizens of NATO countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 221 245
PhD students  605 672
Staff from recognized universities / research center 958 1064
Staff from commercial organizations 1210 1344

 

Price for citizens of other countries

  Early registration Late registration
Undergraduate students 315 350
PhD students  864 960
Staff from recognized universities / research center 1368 1520
Staff from commercial organizations 1728 1920

Information for PhD candidates and undergraduate students: To obtain the reduced price, the applicant must provide a recommendation letter from his or her professor; if not, the request will not be taken into consideration.

Special reduction

Rebates can be given for group subscriptions along the following scheme :

- 5 persons of the same organization -2%
- 10 persons of the same organization -5%
- 20 persons of the same organization -10%

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