MEGADESIGN and MegaOpt - German Initiatives for Aerodynamic Simulation and Optimization in Aircraft Design

Results of the closing symposium of the MEGADESIGN and MegaOpt projects, Braunschweig, Germany, 23 - 24 May, 2007

  • Norbert Kroll
  • Dieter Schwamborn
  • Klaus Becker
  • Herbert Rieger
  • Frank Thiele
Conference proceedings

Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 107)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Reduction of Simulation Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. Alrutz, D. Vollmer
      Pages 3-19
    3. T. Schmidt, C. Mockett, F. Thiele
      Pages 21-33
  3. Improvement of Simulation Quality

  4. Fluid Structure Coupling

  5. Improvement of Shape Optimization Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. L. Nardin, K. Sørensen, S. Hitzel, U. Tremel
      Pages 191-205
    3. Volker Schulz, Ilia Gherman
      Pages 207-220
    4. Ralf Giering, Thomas Kaminski, Bernhard Eisfeld, Nicolas Gauger, Jochen Raddatz, Lars Reimer
      Pages 221-235
    5. Nicolas R. Gauger, Antonio Fazzolari
      Pages 237-246
  6. Aerodynamic and Multidisciplinary Optimization of 3D-Configurations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Joël Brezillon, Richard P. Dwight, Markus Widhalm
      Pages 249-262
    3. St. M. Hitzel, L. Nardin, K. Sørensen, H. Rieger
      Pages 263-285
    4. S. M. Hitzel, L. Nardin, K. Sørensen, H. Rieger
      Pages 307-312
  7. Back Matter

About these proceedings


This volume contains results of the German CFD initiative MEGADESIGN which combines CFD development activities from DLR, universities and aircraft industry. Based on the DLR flow solvers FLOWer and TAU the main objectives of the four-years project is to ensure the prediction accuracy with a guaranteed error bandwidth for certain aircraft configurations at design conditions, to reduce the simulation turn-around time for large-scale applications significantly, to improve the reliability of the flow solvers for full aircraft configurations in the complete flight regime, to extend the flow solvers to allow for multidisciplinary simulations and to establish numerical shape optimization as a vital tool within the aircraft design process. This volume highlights recent improvements and enhancements of the flow solvers as well as new developments with respect to aerodynamic and multidisciplinary shape optimization. Improved numerical simulation capabilities are demonstrated by several industrial applications.


Adjoint solvers Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) aerodynamic shape optimization aerodynamic simulation aircraft design computational fluid dynamics fluid/structure coupling hybrid Navier-Stokes solvers multidisciplinary optimization optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Norbert Kroll
    • 1
  • Dieter Schwamborn
    • 2
  • Klaus Becker
    • 3
  • Herbert Rieger
    • 4
  • Frank Thiele
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow TechnologyGerman Aerospace Center (DLR) BraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow TechnologyGerman Aerospace Center (DLR) GöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Airbus Deutschland GmbH BremenGermany
  4. 4.EADS Defence and Security MünchenGermany
  5. 5.Hermann-Füttinger-Institut für Strömungsmechanik BerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-04092-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-04093-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-2909
  • Series Online ISSN 1060-0824
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