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AGILE Paradigm: The next generation collaborative MDO for the development of aeronautical systems

Ciampa, Pier Davide and Nagel, Björn (2020) AGILE Paradigm: The next generation collaborative MDO for the development of aeronautical systems. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 119. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2020.100643. ISSN 0376-0421.

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Abstract

The research and innovation EU funded AGILE project has developed the next generation of aircraft Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization (MDO) processes, which target significant reductions in aircraft development costs and time to market, leading to more cost-effective and greener aircraft solutions. 19 industry, research and academia partners from Europe, Canada and Russia have developed solutions to cope with the challenges of collaborative design and optimization of complex aeronautical products. In order to accelerate the deployment of large-scale, collaborative multidisciplinary design and optimization, a novel approach, the so-called “AGILE Paradigm”, has been conceived. The AGILE Paradigm is defined as a “blueprint for MDO”, accelerating the deployment and the operations of collaborative “MDO systems” and enabling the development of complex products practiced by multi-site and cross-organizational design teams, having heterogeneous expertise. A set of technologies has been developed by the AGILE consortium to enable the implementation of the AGILE Paradigm principles, thus delivering not only an abstract formalization of the approach, but also an applicable framework. The collection of all the technologies constitutes the so-called “AGILE Framework”, which has been applied for the design and the optimization of multiple aircraft configurations. The ambition of the AGILE Paradigm was set to reduce the lead time of 40% with respect to the current state-of-the-art. This work reviews the evolution of the MDO systems, underlines the open challenges tackled by the AGILE project, and introduces the main architectural concepts behind the AGILE Paradigm. Thereafter, an overview of the application design cases is presented, focusing of the main challenges and achievements. The AGILE technologies enabled the consortium to formulate and to solve in 15 months 7 MDO applications in parallel for the development of 7 novel aircraft configurations, demonstrating time savings beyond the 40% goal.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/136894/
Document Type:Article
Title:AGILE Paradigm: The next generation collaborative MDO for the development of aeronautical systems
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Ciampa, Pier DavidePier.Ciampa (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1652-4899
Nagel, BjörnBjoern.Nagel (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8076-9853
Date:November 2020
Journal or Publication Title:Progress in Aerospace Sciences
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:119
DOI :10.1016/j.paerosci.2020.100643
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0376-0421
Status:Published
Keywords:AGILE MDO Supply chain PDP Aircraft development
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - no assignment
Location: Hamburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of System Architectures in Aeronautics > Aircraft Design and System Integration
Deposited By: Ciampa, Pier Davide
Deposited On:29 Oct 2020 15:19
Last Modified:29 Oct 2020 15:19

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