Boundary-Element Methods and Wave Loading on Ships

In this study, hydrodynamic solvers, along with appropriately developed ship-parametric models, are integrated within an optimization environment using modeFRONTIER illustrating the design-through-analysis capabilities of the IGA-BEM approach. As seen here, the IGA-BEM concept can contribute toward drastically improving the efficiency and accuracy of calculating ship wave loads and hull-form optimization.

WEBINAR | Integrating XFlow, WB-Sails and modeFRONTIER for Olympic sail optimization

Expert engineers from WB-SailsNext Limit Dynamics and ESTECO are pleased to announce the joint webinar that will demonstrate the advantages of the integration of their software, illustrating the details of the models, and presenting the results of the optimization.

Study to Develop Optimum Shape for Compressor Entrance Guide Vane

An inlet guide vane is designed for an Ecotorq EU6 engine in this study at Ford Otosan, Turkey. The optimization of this component is performed with a workflow built by modeFRONTIER software with focus on two main output parameters for the study, swirl ratio and pressure drop. The workflow incorporates CATIA, StarCCM+ and combines two operating systems (Windows and Linux).

Lightweight Multidisciplinary Optimization for Vehicle Part Design

This presentation from the Ford Motor Company demonstrates the advantages of multidisciplinary optimization with the aim of achieving lightweight design. The integration of softwares modeFRONTIER and CATIA makes for quick and easy optimization with the optimal result of robust, lightweight designs. This study demonstrates an optimization process of a motor vehicle chassis part.

Flutter Based Aeroelastic Optimization of an Aircraft Wing with Analytical Approach

This paper presents a flutter prediction methodology for three dimensional wing and wing/store configurations by using the well-known Goland and AGARD 445.6 aeroelastic wing models. Flutter analysis of the AGARD 445.6 wing is performed with an in-house flutter solution code coupled with the optimization software, modeFRONTIER. 

Design optimization of a 3-unit satellite de-orbiting mechanism

The main goal of the present work is to design an efficient de-orbiting system providing the shortest de-orbiting time with an easily deployed mechanism. The de-orbiting mechanism of interest is 3USAT from the Space Systems Design and Testing Laboratory (SSDTL) of Istanbul Technical University. An in-house code developed for the calculation of minimum aerodynamic drag force and spring moment is coupled with modeFRONTIER to perform multi-objective design optimization of the de-orbiting mechanism. 

Optimization of a Wing-Sail shape for a small boat

The described optimization process is a very powerful instrument to investigate the influence of a wide range of geometrical parameters on wing-sail​ behavior. The analysis was conducted with the coupling of STAR-CCM+ and modeFRONTIER with the goal of increasing wingsail performance in a small boat.

A CFD-based multidisciplinary optimization of aeroelastic systems with coupled reliability constraints

Designing aeroelastic systems with maximum reliability is studied in this paper using an AGARD 445.6 aircraft wing. Applications of RBDO techniques with a multidisciplinary code coupling approach based on high-fidelity CAD, CFD and CSD softwares and fluidstructure interface is presented with the aim of constructing a fully automatic design framework for aeroelastic optimization problems.

Development of a Nanosatellite De-Orbiting System by Reliability Based Design Optimization

A 3USAT nanosatellite was used in this study to explore a beneficial orbital decay process. Objectives included maximizing the aerodynamic drag force and minimizing the de-orbiting system mass. Reliability based optimum design yields the best results as it significantly improves both system reliability and performance requirements.

Mass Reduction and Energy Absorption Maximization of Automotive Bumper Systems

The main goal of automotive bumpers is to absorb kinetic energy during plastic structural deformation in order to prevent occupant injury.  Typically, the more mass a bumper has, the more energy it can absorb. However, more mass also means more material, higher costs and poorer fuel efficiency. modeFRONTIER was employed to carry out the optimization of the best possible bumper design given the two opposing objectives.