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An Aeroelastic Coupled Adjoint Approach for Multi-Point Designs in Viscous Flows

Abu-Zurayk, Mohammad (2017) An Aeroelastic Coupled Adjoint Approach for Multi-Point Designs in Viscous Flows. Dissertation. DLR-Forschungsbericht. DLR-FB--2017-10, 86 S.

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As the wing flies, its structural elasticity interacts with the aerodynamic loads and the wing deforms. This deformation influences the aerodynamic flow over the wing. Hence, besides employing high-fidelity flow equations, considering the structural elasticity is necessary for an accurate prediction f the wing aerodynamic coefficients. Wing shape optimizations that consider high-fidelity aeroelastic effects are computationally costly and therefore the gradient-based algorithms are suitable for them. This study resents an efficient approach for computing the gradients required for such optimizations. An existing viscous flow adjoint approach is extended to include the structural elasticity effects. The contribution of this work is, to ifferentiate the flow-structure coupling methods and to implement the coupled adjoint equations in order to use it within industrially relevant wing-shape optimizations. The advantages of this coupled aeroelastic djoint approach are that it computes the gradients accurately and nearly independently of the number of design parameters engaged in the ptimization, hence it is possible to use high number of design parameters. This allows high-fidelity multipoint optimizations within acceptable computational time. In this context, it is found that the adjoint approach is aving more than 80% of the computational cost when compared to the conventional finite differences approach for computing the gradients. After successfully validating the gradients obtained with the developed approach, four optimization scenarios are performed on a wing-body configuration in a transonic flow regime. The effects of considering several flight points as well as considering some rough weight constraint are ested and this latter constraint shows beneficial results for aerodynamics as well as the structure of the aircraft.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/116708/
Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Forschungsbericht, Dissertation)
Title:An Aeroelastic Coupled Adjoint Approach for Multi-Point Designs in Viscous Flows
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Abu-Zurayk, MohammadMohammed.Abu-Zurayk (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:86
Keywords:Aeroelastic adjoint approach, aerodynamic shape optimization, gradient-based optimization
Institution:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology
Department:Center for Computer Applications in AeroSpace Science and Engineering
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > CASE, BS
Deposited By: Abu-Zurayk, Mohammad
Deposited On:13 Dec 2017 09:59
Last Modified:23 Feb 2019 00:22

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