Dr Jens-Dominik Mueller
Dipl-Ing, MSc, PhD
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Current Funded Research Projects
Start: 01-09-2018 / End: 31-08-2022
The analysis of aircraft wings is highly multi-disciplinary including e.g. aerodynamic loads as well as structural weight. The large number of parameters that are needed to describe an optimal design requires gradient-based optimisation methods. The unique feature of the project is the first use of a gradient-enabled CAD system in aircraft design which was developed in a preceding project.
Start: 01-01-2019 / End: 30-11-2020
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.
Previous Funded Research Projects
Start: 01-01-2015 / End: 31-12-2018
Industrial Optimal Design using Adjoint CFD
Start: 01-11-2015 / End: 31-10-2018
Start: 01-09-2015 / End: 31-08-2018
Start: 01-01-2017 / End: 31-12-2017
Start: 01-11-2012 / End: 30-10-2016
Adjoint-based Optimisation of Industrial and Unsteady Flows
Start: 01-01-2011 / End: 31-12-2015
Development of novel iterative schemes to stabilise discrete adjoint codes. Development of CAD-based parametrisation methods for shape optimisation with geometric constraints.
Other Research Projects
A major bottleneck for application of gradient-based optimisation in industrial design chains is the parametrisation of the shape. This novel approach keeps the CAD description in the design loop by modifying the control points of the NURBS patches of the surface description. As a unique feature this algorithm maintains...
EC Incoming Fellowships Call, Deadline 10 September 2015
Gradient-based optimisation of closely-coupled multi-physics problems using discrete adjoints.