Research

Adjoint design optimisation of nozzle-rotor turbine geometries with mixing planes

Principal investigator: Jens-Dominik MUELLER
Funding source(s): Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
 Start: 01-01-2019  /  End: 30-11-2020
 Amount: £186,258
SEMS division:
Dr. Mueller's research group has developed a CFD solver with an adjoint variant which enables the computation of sensitivity of objective functions such as turbine efficiency at the lowest possible computational cost. These senstivities are essential in shape optimisation with many design parameters. In this project the capability of the adjoint solver is enhanced by an adjoint mixing plane model for the stator-rotor interface. The developed optimisation workflow will be in production at the industrial partner MHI.