Hydrodynamic Shape Optimization of Fishing Gear Trawl-Doors

  • Leifur Leifsson
  • Slawomir Koziel
  • Eirikur Jonsson
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 256)


Rising fuel prices and inefficient fishing gear are hampering the fishing industry. Any improvements of the equipment that lead to reduced operating costs of the fishing vessels are highly desirable. This chapter describes an efficient optimization algorithm for the design of trawl-door shapes using accurate high-fidelity computational fluid dynamic models. Usage of the algorithm is demonstrated on the re-design of typical trawl-doors at high- and low-angle of attack.


Trawl-doors CFD Design Optimization Space Mapping Surrogate-based Optimization Variable-resolution Modeling Simulation-driven Design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leifur Leifsson
    • 1
  • Slawomir Koziel
    • 1
  • Eirikur Jonsson
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering Optimization & Modeling Center, School of Science and EngineeringReykjavik UniversityReykjavikIceland

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