Performance optimisation of passenger aircraft coupling aerodynamics with aerostructures based on adjoint approach

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

Performance optimisation of passenger aircraft coupling aerodynamics with aerostructures based on adjoint approach

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509735/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1948279 Studentship EP/N509735/1 25/09/2017 26/01/2020 Anthony James Stannard
 
Description The optimisation of an aircraft shape can be achieved whilst simultaneously considering the aerodynamic and structural effects on an aircraft. This enables the design of control surfaces which can greatly improve the performance of aircraft away from their cruise condition, especially just after take-off and before landing.

As a result of this new optimisation tool, these designs can be generated using high fidelity modelling software which will significantly reduce the time required to fine tune the design in wind-tunnels.
Exploitation Route Industry can use this tool directly, especially Airbus as I have been working in collaboration with them and they have already set about implementing the tool for use in design of new aircraft.
Future researches can use the outcomes of this project to enhance the capability of the optimisation tool to include extra features such as structural parameterisation.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine