Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering: Mathematical Challenges for Aerospace Design

Contributions from a Workshop held at the School of Mathematics in Erice, Italy

  • Giuseppe Buttazzo
  • Aldo Frediani
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 66)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Nicola Beccasio, Marco Tesconi, Aldo Frediani
    Pages 1-25
  3. Massimo Gennaretti, Giovanni Bernardini
    Pages 27-50
  4. Giuseppe Buttazzo, Sergey A. Nazarov
    Pages 93-116
  5. Rauno Cavallaro, Aldo Frediani
    Pages 117-139
  6. Vittorio Cipolla, Aldo Frediani
    Pages 141-177
  7. Aldo Frediani, Vittorio Cipolla, Emanuele Rizzo
    Pages 179-210
  8. Dario Dal Canto, Aldo Frediani, Gian Luca Ghiringhelli, Mauro Terraneo
    Pages 211-234
  9. Aldo Frediani, Flavio Quattrone, Francesco Contini
    Pages 269-288
  10. Francesco Maddalena, Danilo Percivale, Franco Tomarelli
    Pages 289-304
  11. Fabrizio Oliviero, Aldo Frediani
    Pages 305-321
  12. Frédéric Alauzet, Bijan Mohammadi, Olivier Pironneau
    Pages 323-337
  13. Matteo Lombardi, Nicola Parolini, Alfio Quarteroni, Gianluigi Rozza
    Pages 339-377
  14. Dieter Schmitt
    Pages 379-394
  15. Paolo Vannucci, Boris Desmorat, Angela Vincenti
    Pages 395-426
  16. Piero Villaggio
    Pages 427-434
  17. Mark Voskuijl, Jan de Klerk, Daan van Ginneken
    Pages 435-462

About these proceedings


This volume consists of papers presented at the Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering Workshop II held in Erice, Italy in September 2010 at the International School of Mathematics "Guido Stampacchia". The workshop provided a platform for aerospace engineers and mathematicians (from universities, research centers and industry) to discuss the advanced problems requiring an extensive application of mathematics. The presentations were dedicated to the most advanced subjects in engineering and, in particular to computational fluid dynamics methods, introduction of new materials, optimization in aerodynamics, structural optimization, space missions, flight mechanics, control theory and optimization, variational methods and applications, and so on.


This book will capture the interest of researchers from both academia and industry.


Aerodynamics Computational Fluidodynamics Flight Mechanics Fracture Mechanics Optimal Control Problems Innovative Aircraft Design Shape Optimization in Aerodynamics Variational problems

Editors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Buttazzo
    • 1
  • Aldo Frediani
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. of Mathematics "L. Tonelli"University of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2., Dept. of Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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