Comparison of Exact and Approximate Discrete Adjoint for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization

  • Giampietro CarpentieriEmail author
  • Michel J.L van Tooren
  • Barry Koren
Conference paper


The effect of approximations in the discrete adjoint on constrained shape optimization is investigated. The different approximations are compared with the exact discrete adjoint, which is capable of producing exact gradient/sensitivity information. The purpose of such a comparison is to understand whether or not approximate adjoint codes can be effective for shape optimization in spite of the error in the computed gradient.


Shape Optimization AIAA Paper Sequential Quadratic Programming Residual Vector Reconstruction Operator 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giampietro Carpentieri
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michel J.L van Tooren
    • 1
  • Barry Koren
    • 1
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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