Methods for multidisciplinary simulation and optimization for the virtual aircraft
The main activity of the C²A²S²E department is the development of numerical methods and processes for the multi-disciplinary simulation and optimization of aircraft - from flight physics design to virtual certification.
In addition to the development of physical models for complex flows and cutting-edge solution algorithms, we are also active in the development of efficient optimization strategies covering all relevant disciplines, as well as developing surrogate models based on high-fidelity methods. The customization of numerical methods for optimal efficiency on high-performance computer clusters is of particular importance to the department. The unstructured flow-solver developed at C²A²S²E is routinely used for a wide range of simulations in both research and industry throughout Germany and Europe.
To make sure that numerical flow simulation is fit for the future, we are currently developing the next generation of flow solvers. Further development of this software takes place within a European collaboration with the French Aerospace Lab ONERA and our industrial partner Airbus. In addition, we provide simulation methods and software solutions for multi-disciplinary analysis and optimization, data-driven simulations as well as the design and site assessment of wind turbines.
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