modeFRONTIER - Status of design optimisation at EADS-M
An insight will be provided on the use of evolutionary algorithms for shape and performance optimization in the filed of aeronautics. Results will be shown for 2D and 3D application with emphasis on the use of sophisticated analysis methods solving the governing flow equations. Moreover, advantages and shortcomings in the optimization process will be presented and discussed. The range of application will include shape optimization for airfoils, aircraft flying at transonic and/or supersonic speed, and for a pre-design study of a high-altitude-long-endurance aircraft.