AeroStruct: Enable and Learn How to Integrate Flexibility in Design

Contributions to the Closing Symposium of the German Research Initiative AeroStruct, October 13–14, 2015, Braunschweig, Germany

  • Ralf Heinrich
Conference proceedings AeroStruct 2015

Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 138)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Use-Case FORSwing

  3. Use-Case FlexCraft

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Frank Theurich, Klaus Becker
      Pages 79-84
    3. Bernd Stickan, Frank Schröder, Sebastian Helm, Hans Bleecke
      Pages 85-101
    4. Jan Willem van der Burg, Matthias Lühmann, H. Jakob, J. Benton
      Pages 103-116
  4. Use-Case OPTIMALE

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Kolja Elssel, Kaare Sørensen, Ögmundur Petersson
      Pages 119-133
  5. Use-Case DIMENSyon-P

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Arne Stürmer, Carlos Màrquez-Gutierrez, Peer Böhning
      Pages 175-188
    3. Tim Landa, René-Daniel Cécora, Rolf Radespiel
      Pages 189-206
  6. Cross-Cutting Subjects

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-304

About these proceedings


This book reports on the German research initiative AeroStruct, a three-year collaborative project between universities and the aircraft industry. It describes the development of an integrated multidisciplinary simulation environment for aircraft analysis and optimization using high-fidelity methods. This system is able to run at a high level of automatism, thus representing a step forward with respect to previous ones. Its special features are: a CAD description that is independent from the disciplines involved, an automated CFD mesh generation and an automated structure model generation including a sizing process. The book also reports on test cases by both industrial partners and DLR demonstrating the advantages of the new environment and its suitability for the industry. These results were also discussed during the AeroStruct closing Symposium, which took place on 13-14 October 2015 at the DLR in Braunschweig, Germany. The book provides expert readers with a timely report on multidisciplinary aircraft design and optimization. Thanks to a good balance between theory and practice, it is expected to address an audience of both academics and professional, and to offer them new ideas for future research and development.


Simulation of Jet Flows Composite Wings Aerostructural Wing Optimization Unsteady FSI Nonlinear Aircraft Structures Simulation of Gust Loads Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Multidisciplinary Aircraft Design Multidisciplinary Aircraft Optimization Multidisciplinary Analysis Integrated Design Process Surrogate Based Optimization Automated Structure Model Generation Structure Sizing Process CFD Code Development Turbulence Modelling CAA Code Development German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralf Heinrich
    • 1
  1. 1.DLR, Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow TechnologyBraunschweigGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72019-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72020-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-2909
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-0824
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