A framework for simultaneous aerodynamic design optimization in the presence of chaos

Integrating existing solvers for unsteady partial differential equations (PDEs) into a simultaneous optimization method is challenging due to the forward- in-time information propagation of classical time-stepping methods. This paper applies the simultaneous single-step one-shot optimization method to a reformulated unsteady PDE constraint that allows for both forward- and backward-in-time information propagation. Especially in the presence … Read more

On an Extension of One-Shots Methods to Incorporate Additional Constraints

For design optimization tasks, quite often a so-called one-shot approach is used. It augments the solution of the state equation with a suitable adjoint solver yielding approximate reduced derivatives that can be used in an optimization iteration to change the design. The coordination of these three iterative processes is well established when only the state … Read more