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An introduction to the adjoint approach to design

Giles, M. B. and Pierce, Niles A. (2000) An introduction to the adjoint approach to design. Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)



Optimal design methods involving the solution of an adjoint system of equations are an active area of research in computational fluid dynamics, particularly for aeronautical applications. This paper presents an introduction to the subject, emphasising the simplicity of the ideas when viewed in the context of linear algebra. Detailed discussions also include the extension to p.d.e.'s, the construction of the adjoint p.d.e. and its boundary conditions, and the physical significance of the adjoint solution. The paper concludes with examples of the use of adjoint methods for optimising the design of business jets.

This research was supported by funding from Rolls-Royce plc, BAe Systems plc and EPSRC grants GR/K91149 and GR/L95700.

Item Type:Technical Report (Technical Report)
Subjects:H - N > Numerical analysis
Research Groups:Numerical Analysis Group
ID Code:1277
Deposited By: Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:01 Jun 2011 08:20
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:58

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