Further Steps towards Quantitative Conceptual Aircraft Design

  • Michel van Tooren
  • Gianfranco La Rocca
  • Teodor Chiciudean
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 33)


To cope with the large growth of air transport and the tightening requirements on noise and emissions, it is expected that radical new aircraft concepts will be needed. The design of such new concepts will require high-fidelity computational systems to support the designer in his search through the design space. The design and engineering engine (DEE) is a concept for such computational systems that offers generative distributed product modelling based on knowledge-based engineering, design domain search based on multi-disciplinary design optimization principles and initial design vector determination based on the feasilization principle and agent technology to couple the components of the DEE in a flexible and distributed fashion. The different components have been successfully tested in several small-scale projects.


Wind Turbine Design Option Defence Advance Research Project Agency Life Cycle Phase Coanda Effect 
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The authors want to thank Airbus UK, Airbus Hamburg, Stork AESP and Genworks International for their continuous support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michel van Tooren
    • 1
  • Gianfranco La Rocca
    • 2
  • Teodor Chiciudean
    • 3
  1. 1.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Delft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands

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