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NAFEMS Optimisation Special Interest Group - 6th Meeting 

The UMRIDA project (Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics) - Project summary, results and future challenges

26th March 2019 at 16:00 UK time

Upcoming Meeting

On the 26th March Dr Dirk Wunsch of Numeca will be presenting on the topic of The UMRIDA project (Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics) - Project summary, results and future challenges. 

BackgroundThe UMRIDA project was funded under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) by the European Union and run from 2013 to 2016, coordinated by NUMECA Int. Its main research focus was Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and Robust Design Optimization (RDO) applied to the industrial design practice by means of high-fidelity virtual prototyping, i.e. full scale 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Computational Structural Mechanics (CSM), including aero-acoustic and combustion applications. The project successfully helped to bridge the gap from basic research levels to a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 5-6, where large numbers of simultaneous (operational, geometrical and manufacturing) uncertainties can be treated in complex industrial analysis and design. 

Synopsis: The present talk will focus on the findings and best practices collected by the 21 academic and industrial research partners and showcase the main outcomes centred around:

  • The construction of a novel and unique database of industrial relevant challenges with prescribed uncertainties;

  • The UMRIDA quantifiable objective: "development and application of UQ methods for large number of uncertainties (>10) within an acceptable CPU return time of 10h on no more than 100 cores parallel processors including multidisciplinary applications";

  • Application to industrial challenges and hereby increasing the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) from 2-3 at project start to 5-6 at project end.

It will be shown that all types of propagation techniques investigated, could be accelerated during the project: Polynomial chaos and collocation methods saw a speed-up by a factor 5 to 18, Monte-Carlo and sampling techniques a speed-up by a factor 5 to 10 and intrusive perturbation techniques a speed-up by a factor of 2.5. This was a major and necessary step towards industrial applicability of UQ methods. A fully integrated industrial software environment will be presented, which aims at reducing the user experienced complexity of these methods and allows the analysis and design of complex industrial configurations.

Finally, future challenges identified by the consortium members and taken from the industrial practice will be presented.


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About the NAFEMS Optimisation Special Interest Group

The Optimisation Working Group has formed a Special Interest Group (SIG) in order to help disseminate best practice and encourage the adoption of optimisation methods and technology. To participate in the Optimisation SIG you do not have to be an expert in this technical area. The Optimisation SIG is for NAFEMS members who are interested in expanding their capabilities in the optimisation technical area.  

The Optimisation Special Interest Group is open to all NAFEMS members with an interest in Optimisation. Non-NAFEMS members are invited to attend one event of their choice. Attendance of more than one event is reserved as a benefit for NAFEMS members.

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Event Type: Special Interest Group Meeting
Location: WebEx Online
Date: March 26, 2019