The Aerodynamics Group held their 2017 conference 'CFD and MDO - State of the Art and the Future - Strategy, Application and Verification in the Use of CFD, MDO & Future'

You can view the speaker biographies and synopses as well as the presentations below. 

LEAD PAPER - A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE ROLE OF CFD IN DESIGN, TEST, AND EVALUATION OF AIR
VEHICLES
This presentation describes system level analysis capabilities and reduced-order model building from high resolution simulations that take several days on 104 to 105 cores of a supercomputer to fulfil the needed advancements in air vehicle acquisition.
Speaker: Dr Scott Morton, Kestrel Principal Software Developer, University of Dayton Research Institute

1) AIRBUS CFD AND MDO
Speaker: Murray Cross, R&T Project Leader - ICSD, Airbus

2) REACTION ENGINES’ USE OF CFD TO ANALYSE SUBSONIC TO HYPERSONIC FLOW REGIEMES
Speaker: Dr Neil Taylor, Reaction Engines

3) DSTL CFD MODELLING AND CHALLENGES
Speaker: Dr Joseph Coppin, Senior Scientist, Dstl

4) SHIP AIRWAKE MODELLING AND VALIDATION FOR FLIGHT SIMULATIONADOB
The presentation will focus on the development and validation of a high-fidelity ship airwake model based on CFD data and how this model is being integrated into a piloted flight simulation environment.
Speaker: Michael Kelly, Naval Aerodynamics, The University of Liverpool

5) FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR CFD & MDO: SOME PERSPECTIVES FROM MBDA
Speaker: Dr Nigel Taylor FRAeS, Capability Leader, Aerodynamic Tools & Methods, MBDA

6) EUROPEAN HR PROGRAMME
Speaker: Prof Arthur Rizzi, KTH Sweden

7) VIEW OF CFD METHODS DEVELOPMENT AT UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
This presentation will showcase how the development of fundamental methods of CFD, CSD, CAA, Flight mechanics (FM) can be used to support MDO applications relevant to modern industry problems.
Speaker: Prof George Barakos, Professor, University of Glasgow

8) OPTIMISATION OF THE SLAT DESIGN FOR A TRANSONIC MILITARY AIRCRAFT
Speaker: Dr Marco Hahn, Principal Aerodynamics Engineer, Aircraft Research Association Ltd

9) LES IN TURBOMACHINERY
This talk will focus on scale resolving methods primarily with application to turbomachinery and discuss advantages, disadvantages and best practices.
Speaker: Dr Richard Jefferson-Loveday, Assistant Professor, University of Nottingham

10) CFD IN 2030’S
In 2012, NASA challenged a multidisciplinary team from industry and academia to provide a knowledge-based forecast and research strategy for developing a visionary computational fluid dynamics (CFD) capability in the notional year 2030. Findings and recommendation of this study, along with the research efforts underway at NASA toward achieving the 2030 vision for CFD, will be discussed in this presentation 
Speaker: Dr Mujeeb Malik, Senior Aerodynamicist, NASA Langley Research Center

11) QUANTUM COMPUTING FOR NON LINEAR PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Speaker: Dr Michael Lubasch, Postdoctoral Research Assistant,Department of Physics, University of Oxford

12) MDO AT EARLY DESIGN STAGE
Speaker: Prof Marin Guenov FRAeS, Head of Centre for Aeronautics, Cranfield University

13) AIRFRAME AEROELASTIC ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT USING CFD
The talk will present an overview of these recent developments and it will also highlight how simplifications of early attempts led to an industrial adoption, and how future challenges might lead back to these beginnings.
Speaker: Dr Sebastian Timme, Lecturer, University of Liverpool

14) SIMULTANEOUS AIRCRAFT DESIGN AND AIRLINE ALLOCATION USING A PARALLEL MDO FRAMEWORK
Recent advances in MDO enable aircraft design optimization with CFD-based simulation of full mission profiles for a large network of routes. Using an MDO framework built on a generalization of the adjoint method, we simultaneously optimize the wing shape, operational profiles, and route allocation to explore the coupling between the aircraft design and its operation from the airline’s perspective.
Speaker: Dr John T Hwang, Research Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center

15) HIGH-FIDELITY MULTIDISCIPLINARY DESIGN OPTIMIZATION FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF AIRCRAFT
Speaker: Prof Joaquim Martins, Professor of Aerospace Michigan, University of Michigan

16) DESIGN OF A BOUNDARY LAYER INGESTION PROPULSOR USING AN AERO-PROPULSIVE COUPLED ADJOINT APPROACH, NASA GLENN
Boundary Layer Ingestion is a coupled propulsion-aerodynamic concept for reducing aircraft fuel burn. It is not a new concept but practical development has always been hindered by the design challenges associated with the tight coupling between the aerodynamics and the propulsion system.
Speaker: Justin Gray, OpenMDAO Team Lead, NASA Glenn Research Center

17) OPTIMIZING TRIBOLOGICAL FLOW AND INCLUDING FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION LUBRICATION
Speaker: Prof Alison Mcmillan, Professor in Aerospace Technology, Wrexham Glyndwr University

18) COMPUTATIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO FLAPPING WING PROPULSION
Speaker: Prof.Dr.Ir Harry Hoeijmakers, Chair Engineering Fluid Dynamics, University of Twente

Conferences and Events
15 - 16 October 2017