Automatic Differentiation for Optimum Design, Applied to Sonic Boom Reduction

  • Laurent Hascoët
  • Mariano Vázquez
  • Alain Dervieux
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2668)


We propose a methodology for adjoint-based optimum design that combines hand-coding with Automatic Differentiation in the reverse mode, therefore managing to keep the memory cost acceptable. This methodology also involves improvements to the reverse mode differentiation, based on dataflow information on the original program. We validate the method on a real-size 3D optimum design problem: reducing the sonic boom under a supersonic aircraft.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Hascoët
    • 1
  • Mariano Vázquez
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alain Dervieux
    • 1
  1. 1.Projet TropicsINRIAFrance
  2. 2.GridSystemsMallorcaSpain

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