Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering

Mathematical Challenges for the Aerospace of the Future

  • Aldo Frediani
  • Bijan Mohammadi
  • Olivier Pironneau
  • Vittorio Cipolla

Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 116)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Grégoire Allaire, François Jouve, Georgios Michailidis
    Pages 1-39
  3. Rauno Cavallaro, Rocco Bombardieri, Simone Silvani, Luciano Demasi, Giovanni Bernardini
    Pages 65-94
  4. Vittorio Cipolla, Fabrizio Oliviero
    Pages 95-116
  5. Cesare Davini, Lorenzo Freddi, Roberto Paroni
    Pages 145-168
  6. Luciano Demasi, Giovanni Monegato, Rauno Cavallaro
    Pages 191-217
  7. Valentina Dolci, Renzo Arina
    Pages 219-246
  8. Pier Luigi Ganga, Andrea Micheletti, Paolo Podio-Guidugli, Lucio Scolamiero, Gunnar Tibert, Valfredo Zolesi
    Pages 269-304
  9. Bijan Mohammadi
    Pages 305-331
  10. Luigi Molea, Emanuele Di Vitantonio, Aldo Frediani
    Pages 333-374
  11. Marco Montemurro, Anita Catapano
    Pages 375-400
  12. Francesco Torrigiani, Aldo Frediani, Antonio Dipace
    Pages 453-488

About this book


This book presents papers surrounding the extensive discussions that took place from the ‘Variational Analysis and Aerospace Engineering’ workshop held at the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture in 2015. Contributions to this volume  focus on advanced mathematical methods in aerospace engineering  and industrial engineering such as computational fluid dynamics methods, optimization methods in aerodynamics, optimum controls, dynamic systems, the theory of structures, space missions, flight mechanics, control theory, algebraic geometry for CAD applications, and variational methods and applications. Advanced graduate students, researchers, and professionals in mathematics and engineering will find this volume useful as it illustrates current collaborative research projects in applied mathematics and aerospace engineering.


advanced mathematical methods computational fluid dynamics optimization methods applied in aerodynamics theory of structures space missions flight mechanics theories of control algebraic geometry nonlinear optimization network flow problems stochastic optimization optimal control discrete optimization multiobjective programming description of software packages approximation techniques heuristic approaches eigenvalues problems Aerospace Engineering Applied Mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Aldo Frediani
    • 1
  • Bijan Mohammadi
    • 2
  • Olivier Pironneau
    • 3
  • Vittorio Cipolla
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Civil and Industrial EngineeringUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Montpellier Institute Alexander GrothenUniversity of MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  3. 3.LJLL-UPMC BoiteParisFrance
  4. 4.Department of Industrial and Civil EngineeringUniversity of Pisa Aerospace SectionPisaItaly

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