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Operations based optimisation using simulation and CFD

Doherty, JJ, Clifton, DP, Gillan, MA and Ciampoli, F (2007) Operations based optimisation using simulation and CFD Collection of Technical Papers - 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 14. 9358 - 9372.

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Abstract

An initial investigation of an optimisation based approach for design across a continuous range of operating conditions is presented. The objective for this 'operations based optimisation' approach is to avoid the need to choose critical design point conditions and associated weighting factors by tackling the overall operational performance instead. The approach integrates numerical optimisation, response surface modelling, CFD and operational simulation. An optimisation test bed involving the aerodynamic optimisation of a Champ Car rear wing assembly for reduced lap time using track simulation has been developed to assess the new optimisation approach. Details of the operations based optimisation approach and the Champ Car test bed are reported. Results generated using the new approach are presented and the wider potential of the approach for aerospace applications is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright AIAA 2007 Collection of Technical Papers - 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting https://www.aiaa.org/ProceedingsDetail.aspx?id=3764
Uncontrolled Keywords: Racecar, Aerodynamic Design, Aerodynamic Optimization, Lap Simulation
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 14:31
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 19:40
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/725533

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