The Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Eprints Archive

Aerospace design: a complex task

Giles, M. B. (1997) Aerospace design: a complex task. Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)



These lecture notes, prepared for the 1997 VKI Lecture Course on Inverse Design, identify some of the complexities inherent in the design of aeroengines and aircraft. It is argued that to handle the geometric complexities requires a computational representation which is hierarchical and based on parametric solids at the lowest level. On top of this can be built a tightly coupled two-level design system which uses an integrated set of multidisciplinary analysis packages which are also hierarchical, with differing levels of approximation and computational cost appropriate to preliminary design and detailed component design.

A range of different numerical approaches to design are outlined, and their strengths and weaknesses are compared. Other related topics such as distributed computing, risk management and strategic research planning are also discussed.

Item Type:Technical Report (Technical Report)
Subjects:H - N > Numerical analysis
Research Groups:Numerical Analysis Group
ID Code:1316
Deposited By: Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:09 Jun 2011 07:22
Last Modified:29 May 2015 19:00

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