Collaborative Multidisciplinary Design Optimization-a framework Applied on Aircraft Systems and Industrial Robots
In a product development process, it is crucial to understand and evaluate multiple and synergic aspects of systems such as performance, cost, reliability and safety. In order to improve the foundations for decision-making, this thesis presents methods that are intended to increase the engineering knowledge in the early design phases.
Metodologia de Analise de Implante Bioreabsorvivel Aplicado em Coluna Lombar Utilizando Modelagem por Elementos Finitos e Curva de Degradacao
Bioresorbable materials, consisting mainly of polymers, have as main components, lactic acid and bioengineering studies, which is the bioresorption process, i.e., the braking of polymer by hydrolysis into lactic acid and glycolic acid. These monomers are eliminated through body natural cycle called Krebs cycle.
Light beam reﬂectance measurement of droplets diameter distribution in crude oil emulsions
Stable oil ﬁeld emulsions create challenging conditions in the petroleum production industry. One important characteristic affecting the stability and rheology of emulsions is the Droplet Diameter Distribution
(DDD). A few techniques are available to determine the DDD in clear and dark liquid/liquid mixtures. Most of them, like the traditional light scattering techniques, require sampling and dilution.
Using the Fast Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm to Improve the Urban Flood Modeling
In the present paper, a multi objective optimization approach based in Genetic Algorithm, Design Of Experiments and Response Surface Method strategies, is applied in order to predict the optimal CFD model parameters,
Multidisciplinary Code Coupling for Analysis and Optimization of Aeroelastic Systems
This paper presents a practical methodology for static aeroelastic analysis and aeroelastic optimization via coupling of high-ﬁdelity commercial codes.
Aerodynamic Structural and Esability Design of a Mini-VANT
This work develops a multidisciplinary optimization methodology to create the conceptual design of a mini-UAV. The optimization, implemented in the commercial software modeFRONTIER, analyses several configurations, looking for an aircraft with less mass, and that meets the restrictions.
Multdisciplinary Design Optimization Applied to the Conceptual Design of a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
The use of UAV aircraft has been increased in many sectors of society such as military defense, public security, search and rescue, remote sensing, agriculture control among others. This work develops a multidisciplinary optimization methodology to create the conceptual design of a small UAV, involving the areas of aerodynamics, structures and stability. The optimization, implemented in the commercial software modeFRONTIER, analyzes several configurations, looking for an aircraft with less mass, and that meets the project restrictions. The results are compared to a previously designed prototype, which was established as a reference model, seeking to reduce its mass and improve their characteristics.
Keeping it cool with modeFRONTIER
When it comes to reducing fuel consumption, one effective strategy is to improve the performance of an engine’s transient cooling system. The Diesel Engine Development Department at BMW used modeFRONTIER® to optimize engine parameters related to the cooling system and to support the validation steps for the newly updated thermal model, in this way determining an accurate framework for comparing and optimizing different cooling packages.
Optimization of foundry process design using a genetic algorithm
This work presents the optimization of foundry process design using a genetic algorithm.
Parametric analysis of heat exchanger for thermoelectric heat pump
The purpose of this work is the implementation of a standard and well proven procedure for the optimization of Heat Exchangers' performance for general thermoelectric applications. The interest in investigating such a methodology comes up as a consequence of a new production technology just developed for finned heat exchanger.