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A multifidelity multiobjective optimization framework for high-lift airfoils

Demange, J and Mark Savill, A and Kipouros, T (2016) A multifidelity multiobjective optimization framework for high-lift airfoils. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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© 2016, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. All right reserved. High-lift devices design is a challenging task as it involves highly complex flow features while being critical for the overall performance of the aircraft. When part of an optimization loop, the computational cost of the Computational Fluid Dynamics becomes increasingly problematic. Methods to reduce the optimization time has been of major interest over the last 50 years. This paper presents a multiobjective multifidelity optimization framework that takes advantage of two approximation levels of the flow equations: a rapid method that provides quick estimates but of relatively low accuracy and a reference method that provides accurate estimations at the cost of a longer run-time. The method uses a sub-optimization, under a trust-region scheme, performed on the low-fidelity model corrected by a surrogate model that is fed by the high-fidelity tool. The size of the trust region is changed according to the accuracy of the corrected model. The multiobjective optimizer is used to set the positions of the ap and slat of a two-dimensional geometry with lift and drag as objectives with an empirical-based method and a Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations solver. The multifidelity method shows potential for discovering the complete Pareto front, yet it remains less optimal than the Pareto front from the high-fidelity-only optimization.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:31
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 08:04