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Discrete Adjoint of the Navier-Stokes Equations for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization

Brezillon, Joel and Dwight, Richard (2005) Discrete Adjoint of the Navier-Stokes Equations for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization. EUROGEN 2005 - Sixth Conference on Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems, 2005-09-12 2005-09-14, Munich, Germany.

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Abstract

A discrete adjoint of the Navier-Stokes equations has been developed in the unstructured finite-volume solver the DLR-TAU-code. The method consists of the explicit construction of the exact Jacobian of the spatial discretization with respect to the unknown variables allowing the adjoint equations to be formulated and solved. A wide range of the spatial discretizations available in TAU have been differentiated, including the Spallart-Almaras-Edwards one-equation, and the Wilcox k-omega two-equation turbulence models. The aim of this paper is to give an overview of the capabilities of the discrete adjoint to perform aerodynamic shape optimization in viscous flow. The strategy developed is extensively validated on 2D cases. The adjoint based design method is first validated by comparing the gradients of the drag, lift and pitching moment it produces with the approximate gradients obtained by finite-differences. Then the accuracy and efficiency of the approach are demonstrated for transonic airfoil design by considering geometric as well aerodynamic constraints, single- as well as multi-point design. Finally, the flap design of a multi-element airfoil in take off configuration confirms the capability of the discrete adjoint to solve wide range of aerodynamic problems.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/21236/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Discrete Adjoint of the Navier-Stokes Equations for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Brezillon, JoelUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Dwight, RichardUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2005
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Optimization, Aerodynamics, Adjoint, Profile, High-Lift, Numeric.
Event Title:EUROGEN 2005 - Sixth Conference on Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems
Event Location:Munich, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2005-09-12 2005-09-14
Organizer:FLM, TU Munich, Germany
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Aircraft Research (old)
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Concepts & Integration (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > CASE
Deposited By: Brezillon, Joel
Deposited On:12 Jan 2006
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:16

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