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  • Risk Mitigation for Unmanned Air Vehicles Mission Planning

    The present work (developed into the co-funded project “TAKE-OFF - Test and Knowledge-based Environment for Operations, Flight and Facility”, whose frame is the “Cluster Tecnologici Regionali - SmartPuglia 2020, Regione Puglia”) introduces a path planning methodology where the risk related to UAV operation is reduced by estimating the probability of hitting a person on the ground, assuming a map of the population density in the area interested by the flight is available. 

  • A methodology for performance robustness assessment of low-energy

    Uncertainties in building operation and external factors such as occupant behavior, climate change, policy changes etc. impact building performance, resulting in possible performance deviation during operation compared to the predicted performance in the design phase. The probability of occurrences of these uncertainties are usually unknown and hence, scenarios are essential to assess the performance robustness of buildings. 

  • Sensitivity analysis of the dynamic response of an electronic fuel injector regarding fuel properties and operating conditions

    Electronic fuel injectors play an indispensable role in High Pressure Common Rail (HPCR) fuel injection systems and interest numerous researchers to improve their performance. This paper investigates the sensitivity of three fuel properties (the fuel density, bulk modulus and absolute viscosity) to the valve opening/closing delay and the valve opening/closing time.​

  • 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.

  • Sensitivity analysis of urban morphology factors regarding solar energy potential of buildings in a Brazilian tropical context

    Planning the urban morphology of the built environment is a key issue in shifting to a climate adapted urban environment. This paper addresses an important threefold energy challenge of tropical cities: the major potential of harnessing solar energy as renewable resource for local electricity production and the energy-saving paradox of reducing the undesirable solar heat gains in buildings while providing satisfactory levels of daylight. It aims at measuring the effect size of urban form factors regarding these energy goals.

  • White Paper | Aerodynamic Design Best Practices Using PowerFlow and modeFRONTIER optimization

    The example in this paper is an aerodynamic guidance study of a generic SUV-type vehicle. The goal was to understand the impact of rear end design changes to provide guidance for achieving minimized drag, while also considering rear lift and side force fluctuations. The project was conducted on ExaCLOUD, which provided secure, web-based access to the complete Exa simulation software suite and modeFRONTIER.

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  • Parameterization and Multi-objective Optimization

    This thesis aims to optimize a control arm of a car with multiobjective optimization methods based on NX and modeFRONTIER. The study attempts to identify the best algorithms for the design considering given requirements. The overall goal is to reduce weight while maintaining the same stiffness.This research is done as a contribution to the SupLight EC research project.

  • Optimization of laser micro milling of alumina ceramic using radial basis functions and MOGA II

    This paper considers the analysis and optimization of laser micro milling of alumina ceramics using smooth spline analysis of variance (ANOVA), radial basis functions (RBF), and a multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA-II). The workflow for the optimization study is developed using the software modeFRONTIER.

  • Multi-objective Optimization of a V6 3.0L diesel engine under different operative conditions

    This study couples optimizer modeFRONTIER and GT-SUITE in the configuration of an engine model. The aim is to improve performance over a wide range of operating conditions including full load, part load and transient maneuvers. The choice of the final optimum has been made thanks to the MCDM tool.

  • Optimum Design of Ablative Thermal Protection Systems for Atmospheric Entry Vehicles

    An optimization procedure for the design of ablative heat shields is demonstrated in this work. A numerical method using modeFRONTIER is applied to the ablative thermal protection system of the hypersonic reentry capsule Stardust.


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