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García Sánchez, Raúl (author)
Early design decisions have a significant influence in the final success of the project. One of the most important decisions is to determine the system architecture, as it highly impacts the performance of the system. System architecture optimization can be used to determine the best possible architectures through the formulation of an...
master thesis 2024
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Ciobotia, Ioana (author)
The present study, which was carried out in collaboration with GKN Fokker, focuses on incorporating bird strike crashworthiness requirements within a multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) framework. During the preceding three-month internship in the same company, a pivotal contribution to this project was the development of an Abaqus interface...
master thesis 2024
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Proesmans, P. (author), Morlupo, F. (author), Santos, Bruno F. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
To reduce the climate impact of aviation, researchers are studying the replacement of fossil kerosene with liquid hydrogen and/or drop-in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). These fuels can bring significant reductions in CO2 emissions and can offer savings in terms of non-CO2 climate effects. In addition, tube-and-wing aircraft can be optimized to...
conference paper 2023
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Hoogreef, M.F.M. (author), Bonnin, V.O. (author), Santos, Bruno F. (author), Morlupo, F. (author), Wahler, N.F.M. (author), Elham, Ali (author)
The objective of the EU-funded research project CHYLA (Credible HYbrid eLectric Aircraft) was to identify opportunities or limitations/challenges for the applications of key radical hybrid-electric technologies and areas suitable for scaling them over different aircraft classes. This was done using a ombination of conceptual aircraft design...
conference paper 2023
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de Priester, Costijn (author)
This work introduces the Surrogate Advisory System (SAS), a Python package that aims to reduce the existing complexity when working with surrogate-based MDAO systems. SAS automates most of the steps for a CPACS-based MDAO workflow and drastically reduces required efforts to integrate surrogate models within MDAO systems. Key developments...
master thesis 2022
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Proesmans, P. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and liquid hydrogen are currently being studied to replace kerosene in commercial aviation to reduce global warming. In this study, the question is how do the airplane design variables change when minimizing the global warming impact of aircraft powered by SAF or LH2? Secondly, how do these aircraft compare in...
conference paper 2022
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Radhakrishnan, Kaushik (author), Deck, K.T. (author), Proesmans, P. (author), Linke, Florian (author), Yin, F. (author), Grewe, V. (author), Vos, Roelof (author), Lührs, Benjamin (author), Niklaβ, Malte (author), Dedoussi, I.C. (author)
The aircraft’s environmental performance on fleet level is so far completely decoupled from the design process. The climate impact from aviation arising from non-CO2 effects are largely independent from CO2 emissions, but rather depend on the atmospheric state. Previously complex climate-chemistry models were used to evaluate the non-CO2...
conference paper 2022
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Thijssen, R. (author), Proesmans, P. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
This paper studies the climate impact of propeller aircraft which are optimized for either minimum direct operating costs, minimum fuel mass, or minimum average temperature response (ATR100). The latter parameter provides a measure of the global warming impact of the aircraft design, considering both CO2 and non-CO2 effects. We study turboprop...
conference paper 2022
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Proesmans, P. (author), Vos, Roelof (author)
This paper presents a method to assess the key performance indicators of aircraft designed for minimum direct operating costs and aircraft designed for minimum global warming impact. The method comprises a multidisciplinary aircraft optimization algorithm capable of changing wing, engine, and mission design variables while including constraints...
journal article 2022
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MARIK, ARNAB (author)
One of the challenges in executing an MDO system is the selection of the best performing MDO architecture in terms of computational effort for a given MDO problem. To address this, several comparative studies have been created, which analyze the relative performance of MDO architectures with respect to internal features of MDO problems, such as...
master thesis 2021
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van Gent, I. (author), Aigner, Benedikt (author), Beijer, Bastiaan (author), Jepsen, Jonas (author), la Rocca, G. (author)
After almost three decades of evolution, it is not yet possible to apply MDO in collaborative projects within large, heterogeneous and distributed teams of experts, whilst nowadays necessary for the development of any complex product. The H2020 project AGILE took the challenge of devising a novel paradigm to swiftly set up and deploy large...
journal article 2020
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Christison Gray, Alasdair (author)
In the past decade, MDO researchers have developed capabilities to simultaneously optimise the shape and internal structure of aircraft based on coupled high fidelity Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis. However, to date the finite element methods used for the structural analysis are typically linear and are known to be...
master thesis 2020
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Provoost, Jonas (author)
For decades the space domain has been used for military purposes. When enemy forces establish counter-space capabilities, this could become a weakness. Responsive Space is a concept that focuses on replenishing lost capabilities and/or granting additional capabilities from space assets quickly. The continuous miniaturization of technologies has...
master thesis 2020
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Pepermans, Lars (author)
Reusable rocket stages is a trend in launch vehicles that have been observed for some time now. Even reusable upper stages have been seen in the Space Shuttle, Kistler K-1 and now the SpaceX Starship. This thesis is on the development of a genetic optimisation algorithm to determine the economic feasibility of upper stage reusability. Genetic...
master thesis 2019
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van Gent, I. (author)
The need to continuously design better aircraft is challenging on multiple fronts: the existing tube-and-wing aircraft are difficult to improve further, while more creative configurations prove more cumbersome to design due to the lack of empirical knowledge and the (usually) more highly integrated components. Multidisciplinary Design Analysis...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Mangano, Marco (author)
The second-generation of supersonic civil transport has to match ambitious targets in terms of noise reduction and efficiency to become economically and environmentally viable. High-fidelity numerical optimization offers a powerful approach to address the complex trade-offs intrinsic to this novel configuration. Past and current research however...
master thesis 2019
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Thedens, P. (author), De Oliveira Andrade, G.L. (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
We present a multidisciplinary design optimization method for the profile and structural reinforcement layout of a ram‐air kite rib. The aim is to minimize the structural elastic energy and to maximize the traction power of a ram‐air kite used for airborne wind energy generation. Because of the large deformations occurring during flight, a fluid...
journal article 2019
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van Oene, Nick (author)
The Delft University of Technology is developing an MDO tool for the conceptual design of transport aircraft. However, the current program is not able to investigate the influence of the undercarriage design on the weight, drag and geometry of transport aircraft. This research proposes a new design method for the undercarriage, for which a new...
master thesis 2019
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Alglave, Arthur (author)
In the aerospace industry, demanding time constraints make it practically impossible to fully explore the design space of aircraft movable surfaces. The hinges, located at the interface of the movable surface, require a time-consuming analysis. This thesis presents a methodology enabling the near instantaneous selection of an optimal hinge. An...
master thesis 2019
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van Gent, I. (author), la Rocca, G. (author)
This paper proposes a novel methodology and its software implementation, called KADMOS (Knowledge- and graph-based Agile Design for Multidisciplinary Optimization System), to increase the agility of design teams in collaborative Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO). Agility here refers to the ease and flexibility to...
journal article 2019
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