We participated in project RBF4AERO, The Innovative benchmark technology for aircraft engineering design and efficient design phase optimisation, as project partners, together with 7 other partners. Project coordinator was Rina Consulting spa. The project is properly conceived to tackle all the aspects related to aircraft numerical design and optimization by making the CFD model parametric through an innovative shape optimization tool based on a high-performance meshless morphing technique.
The RBF mesh morphing technique is the core of the RBF4AERO Project aimed at developing the RBF4AERO Benchmark Technology, an integrated numerical platform and methodology to efficiently address the most demanding challenges of aircraft design and optimization.
This project represents an occasion to further develop and extend the application of mesh morphing in the aviation sector, following its recognition and application in the automotive, motorsports, naval and medical industries. In particular, the intent of RBF4AERO is to cover modern aeronautical design applications such as shape optimization, ice accretion simulation, fluid-structure interaction, adjoint-morphing coupling and multiphysics optimization analyses through efficient procedures based on RBF mesh morphing so as to avoid the compromises typical of standard optimization procedures in terms of speed, accuracy and extent.
- RINA CONSULTING SPA (coordinator)
- HELLENIC AEROSPACE INDUSTRY SA
- PIPISTREL AIRCRAFT
- NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS – NTUA
- PIAGGIO AERO INDUSTRIES SPA
- TUSAS MOTOR SANAYI AS
- INSTITUT VON KARMAN DE DYNAMIQUE DES FLUIDES
- CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE