A Framework for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization

  • Giampiero CarpentieriEmail author
  • Michel J.L. van Tooren
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 33)


A framework for aerodynamic shape optimization is presented. It uses a shape parameterization method based upon the Chebyshev polynomials, an unstructured finite-volume formulation for the solution of the Euler equations and a discrete adjoint method for the computation of the sensitivity. The framework is demonstrated on 2D and 3D shape optimization problems for which the drag coefficient must be minimized, the lift coefficient must be kept constant and several geometrical constraints must be satisfied.


Adjoint Equation Adjoint Method Nose Radius Adjoint Variable Sequential Linear Program 
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This research was supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW; applied science division of NWO and the technology program of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giampiero Carpentieri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michel J.L. van Tooren
    • 1
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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