Special Issue "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization in Aerospace Engineering"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2020).
Multi-disciplinary design optimization (MDO) is a field of engineering that uses optimization methods to solve design problems incorporating a number of disciplines.
MDO allows designers to incorporate all relevant disciplines simultaneously. The optimum of the simultaneous problem is superior to the design found by optimizing each discipline sequentially, since it can exploit the interactions between the disciplines. However, including all disciplines simultaneously significantly increases the complexity of the problem.
These techniques have been used in a number of fields, including automobile design, naval architecture, electronics, architecture, computers, etc. However, the largest number of applications have been in the field of aerospace engineering, such as aircraft and spacecraft design. For example, the proposed Boeing blended wing body (BWB) aircraft concept has used MDO extensively in the conceptual and preliminary design stages. The disciplines considered in the BWB design are aerodynamics, structural analysis, propulsion, control theory, and economics.
This Special Issue on “Multidisciplinary Design Optimization in Aerospace Engineering” aims to provide an overview of the state-of-the-art and the main challenges in the field of aerospace engineering. Related approaches include design of experiments, numerical surrogate modeling, machine learning, and others. Application to single and multiple aerospace engineering disciplines will be considered.
Full research articles and review manuscripts that will make considerable contribution in the following topics are welcome:
Multidisciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization
Dr. Vladimir Balabanov
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