Published January 15, 2021 | Version v1
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Multidisciplinary Modelling, Analysis and Optimization for Aircraft and System Level Design and Validation

  • 1. Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre NLR Aerospace Vehicles Division, Collaborative Engineering Systems Department Anthony Fokkerweg 2, 1059 CM Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Against the background of the big environmental and societal challenges as formulated for example in Flightpath 2050, current developments in aircraft design are aiming at further emission reduction through integrated, unconventional propulsion, systems and airframe innovations. This requires the further integration of methods for multidisciplinary modelling, analysis and optimization for aircraft design, but also for propulsion and system level designs. Moreover, experimental validation of the methods and physical testing of critical unconventional propulsion and system designs are prerequisites for industrially relevant development processes. This paper presents some key technologies for computationally efficient collaborative MDO (multidisciplinary design and optimization) frameworks for multidisciplinary design and validation of advanced aeronautic products like aircraft and propulsion systems.



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AGILE – Aircraft 3rd Generation MDO for Innovative Collaboration of Heterogeneous Teams of Experts 636202
European Commission