Formulation and optimization of involute spur gear in external gear pump

The study focuses on developing a methodology of designing asymmetric involute gear, and formulate analytical expression for the instantaneous flowrate and flow non-uniformity given by asymmetric, non-standard involute gear pumps. These analytical expressions are then used within a multi-objective numerical optimization algorithm aimed at minimizing both the flow non-uniformity and the pump size to achieve a specific displacement.​

Novel cost effective configurations of combined power plants for smalls scale cogeneration from biomass design of the particle heat exchanger

A general design procedure have been developed for the application of the Immersed Particle Heat Exchanger to a novel, small scale, externally fired combined cycle capable of generating electrical and thermal power from carbon-neutral biomass. The Immersed Particle Heat Exchanger serves as the high temperature heat exchanger needed to couple the Brayton cycle with an external combustor of biom

Multi-parameter Optimization of Double-Loop Fluidized Bed Solar Reactor for Thermochemical Fuel Production

The design of a double-loop fluidized bed solar reactor, capable to develop a thermo-chemical two-step cycle to produce CO, has been optimized to reach the highest values of global efficiency.​

Optimization of High lift device system deployment for takeoff performance

This work presents a proposed framework intended to be used for the optimization of highlift devices, namely Flaps and Slats for the present study. This paper addresses a first phase of a work aimed at a complete tool of high lift devices using modeFRONTIER as the optimizer in the process. The study takes into account the experience of a company inserted in the aeronautical environment and of the databases constituted from old aircraft. 

Development of a Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Framework Applied on UAV Design by Considering Models for Mission, Surveillance, and Stealth Performance

This paper presents a Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) framework that is intended to be employed in the early design stages of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  A development approach for modeling the sensor performance and the radar signature is proposed and it is shown that their integration in a framework which also takes into account the geometry, the aerodynamics, the stability, and the mission simulation is feasible.

Vehicle steering pull - from product development to manufacturing

The objective of this paper is to propose a novel method to evaluate the impact of dimensional variations on vehicle steering pull. The proposed method combines Monte Carlo simulation to validate the dimensional tolerances, a multibody software to simulate initial data and modeFRONTIER to create a polynomial response surface and simulate the  Vehicle Residual Aligning Torque (VRAT) distribution curve, final directional vehicle trend, and factors influence on VRAT. 

Hybrid flow management - multi objective optimisation

The objectives of the optimisation management that considers both assembly and production Hybrid Flow-Shops lines are several: optimal numbers of machines, shifts, product priority and time-period scheduling. The approach uses a combination of DES software with an MDO (Multidisciplinary Design Optimization) software, modeFRONTIER. model is optimized following the process: 1) A Multi-objective Genetic Algorithm cycle generates a set of optimal solutions; 2) A Clustering cycle groups the solutions into different sets; 3) The selection of the preferred solution via post-processing; 4) A mono-objective optimisation of each cluster; and 5) creation of weekly scheduling with optimal results.

Study of the impact of structural parameters on the dynamic response of an electronic fuel injector

The study concentrates on the effects of structural parameters of an electronic fuel injector on its dynamic response. The injector was developed for a marine medium-speed diesel engine. The dynamic response from the start of the control signal to the end of the needle valve closing was investigated. Firstly, a complete and detailed model of the electronic fuel injector was built and integrated into an optimization model, where a MOGA was applied.


In this study, LUCID motors, California-based electric-vehicle company and battery-pack supplier, developed a design strategy to built an inverter and employed modeFRONTIER to perform channel and manifold optimization in order to minimize pressure and temperature ratio.​

Strengthening of Composite T-joints using novel ply design approaches

This study assesses three different and novel design approaches to increase the failure stress and elastic damage limit of T-shaped structural joints made of carbon fibre-epoxy composite. The ply orientations to the laminate within the T-joint radius bend, which is highly susceptible to delamination failure, were designed using a numerical optimisation method and two design-of-experiment methods to increase the failure load. Software modeFRONTIER was used for optimization.