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
Prof. Tom Verstraete, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics/ Gent Universiteit, Belgium

10:30 Coffee break

11:00 Introduction to optimization and multidisciplinary design II
Prof. 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. Antony 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 Adjoint 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
Prof. 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
Prof. 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

You will receive a 10% discount in case of online participation.

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%

Lecture Series Speakers

 

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Jacques Périaux

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Tom Verstraete

Aeroacoustics

Dr. Marcus Meyer

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Kyriakos Giannakoglou

Aeroacoustics

Dr. Jens-Dominik Mueller

Aeroacoustics

Dr. John Vassberg

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Olivier Pironneau

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Nicolas Gauger

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Richard dwight

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Miguel Mendez

Aeroacoustics

Prof. Antony Jameson

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