Optimal Shape Design in Fluid Dynamics - Wintersemester 2008/2009
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has been exploited as an analysis tool in the aerospace,
automotive and shipbuilding industries for many years, and is now getting increasingly important
for design optimization purposes. This lecture focuses on the numerical techniques for optimal shape
design in fluid dynamics. It gives an introduction to the subject and presents various optimal
design methods - well-established ones as well as active areas of research. These include
single- and multi-criteria black box optimization methods, topological optimization for fluids,
and adjoint-based shape optimization methods.
The lecture will be given as a 4-days block course starting in mid-February, including one afternoon
of hands-on experience with optimization software at Volkswagen R&D.
||Dr. rer. nat. Carsten Othmer
||4 days of lecture and hands-on exercises, details will be discussed one week before the start of the block course
||February, 22nd, 2008
||Familiarity with Computational Fluid Dynamics
||Students of computer science, mathematics, natural or engineering sciences, CSE students
||Oral exam, 3 credits