Constrained parallel global optimization for boundary layer transition control

Veres, G.V., Tutty, O.R., Rogers, E. and Nelson, P.A. (2003) Constrained parallel global optimization for boundary layer transition control. In, Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control. , Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2792-2797. (doi:10.1109/CDC.2003.1273047).


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Turbulent flow has a significantly higher drag than the corresponding laminar flow at the same flow conditions, and therefore incurs a significant penalty of increased fuel consumption due to the extra thrust required. One possible way of decreasing the drag is to apply surface suction to delay the transition from laminar to turbulent flow. In this paper an aerofoil with 3 non-overlapping panels covering up to 20% of chord for boundary layer transition control is considered. The problem is complicated by the fact that panels can change both their positions and lengths. The complexity of the optimization problem is such that it is not practical to perform the investigation using a single processor. A constrained global parallel algorithm based on a combination of deformed configuration methods and controlled random search method is developed. It is shown that for the problem considered, good solutions can be found efficiently.

Item Type: Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1109/CDC.2003.1273047
ISBNs: 0780379241
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 155797
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
December 2003Published
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 10:18
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:26

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