Optimization of reactive flow systems, e.g. coal and biomass combustion, gasification or partial oxidation, is usually a multi-parameter problem, while geometry configurations (e.g. reactor dimensions, burner dimensions) and operating conditions (e.g. fuel mass flow, reactor temperature, cooling capability) mainly determine the process efficiency and profitability.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.