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  • Multivariate Optimization and 1-D Simulation of a High Performance Single Cylinder Engine for The ESTECO Academy Design Competition

    Organized in partnership with Aprilia Racing and Gamma Technologies, the ESTECO Academy Design Competition 2016 was open to teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students. The challenge was to improve the design of a 4 stroke single cylinder engine through multidisciplinary optimization (using modeFRONTIER) and 1-D simulation of the engine system with GT-Suite. 

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  • modeFRONTIER product update and roadmap @UM17

    This presentation explores modeFRONTIER's current and future developments. Faster optimization and improved usability are the leitmotifs of the latest upgrades of modeFRONTIER.

    proceeding
  • How can decision makers be supported in the improvement of an emergency? A simulation optimization and data mining approach

    This paper presents a novel approach in healthcare in which Discrete Event Simulation, Simulation-Based Multi-Objective Optimization and Data Mining techniques are used in combination. This methodology has been applied for a system improvement analysis in a Swedish emergency department. 

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  • Crystal Plasticity Modeling and Experimental validation with an orientation distribution function for Ti-7 al alloy

    An optimization study is performed to identify the slip system parameters of Ti-Al alloys (Ti-0Al and Ti-7Al) using the available tension and compression experimental data showing the true stress - true strain curves of the alloys.

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  • Optimization of a Brazilian FPSO Fuel Consumption for Petroleum Composition with Maximum Oil and Gas Content Using Genetic Algorithm Method

    Considering the relevance of the FPSO (Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading) for Brazilian petroleum market, the main goal of this project is to provide an optimization procedure on Primary Petroleum Platform operating under maximum oil/gas composition of the crude oil configuration, based on coupling of thermodynamic modeling and optimization method. 

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  • Situated Design Optimization of Haptic Devices

     It is a complex task to develop and optimize a high-performing haptic device, mainly because of the multi-domain and multi-criteria performance requirements for such devices.​ The general goal for the research presented in this paper is to further develop the previously proposed model-based framework and methodology into a situated and computationally efficient design framework for multiobjective optimization of haptic devices.

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  • Design of ducted propeller nozzles through a RANSE-based optimization approach

    Marine propellers design requirements are always more pressing and the application of unusual propulsive configurations, like ducted propellers with decelerating nozzles, may represent a valuable alternative to fulfill stringent design constraints. This study proposes an optimization approach for the design of the accelerating
    and decelerating nozzles for ducted propeller applications.

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  • Design and analysis of a new generation of CLT propellers

    The researchers of University of Genoa, in collaboration with SISTEMAR SA, proposed a study to design and analyze a tip loaded propellers to improve full-scale propeller efficiency (lower fuel consumptions and lower emission levels to comply with environmental pollution regulations). The modified tip loaded propeller (a mix between a tip rake and a contracted and tip loaded propeller) is designed via an optimization strategy using a Boundary Elements Method (BEM), a custom parametric description of the unconventional blade geometry and an optimization algorithm within the modeFRONTIER environment.

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  • A support approach for the conceptual design of energy-efficient cooker hoods

    The design of a cooker hood concerns different aspects, such as the aesthetic design, thermal and structural analysis of components, fluid dynamics performance and energy consumption.​The scope of the proposed research is to evaluate the performance of a kitchen hood during the conceptual design in terms of energy efficiency to classify the product using the European energy label. An optimization analysis is proposed to enhance the design of products with reduced energy consumption.

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  • Multidisciplinary optimization of the thermal and structural model of a building

    Building energy performance largely depends on facade design and local weather characteristics. modeFRONTIER has been used - together with Rhino/Grasshopper plugin - to maximize winter radiation and minimize structural mass of a office building floor located in Toronto, Canada.

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