Special Issue "Aerospace System Analysis and Optimization"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Aerospace Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Jérôme Morio
Guest Editor
ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab, 31000 Toulouse, France
Interests: uncertainty management in complex aerospace systems (reliability, sensitivity analysis, surrogate modeling, etc.)
Dr. Mathieu Balesdent
Guest Editor
ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab, 91120 Palaiseau, France
Interests: design of aerospace systems; multidisciplinary design optimization; uncertainty quantification; reliability-based design optimization
Dr. Loïc Brevault
Guest Editor
ONERA- The French Aerospace Lab, 91120 Palaiseau, France
Interests: multidisciplinary design optimization; uncertainty quantification; machine learning for design of complex systems; mixed discrete/continuous optimization; aerospace vehicle design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In today’s complex aerospace system engineering, designers face requirements that become a challenge to satisfy: System specifications are narrowing (due to safety regulations, environmental constraints, costs, etc.), development delays are shortening, and the performances of the system have to be established as soon as possible with sufficient accuracy. The design of aerospace systems is thus a complex and inherently multidisciplinary process involving several disciplines ranging from aerodynamics, propulsion, structures, electric/hydraulic systems, and guidance to navigation and control, each including different groups of highly experienced experts and advanced high-fidelity simulation models. This multidisciplinary process can be considered as the paradigm for general complex engineering systems in which experiments are replaced by large-scale expensive numerical simulations, enabling to reduce testing costs, to mitigate risks, and to shrink development duration.

A large range of mathematical algorithms blossom to face up to the challenges induced by aerospace system design and simulation. The scope of this Special Issue is to present the latest methodological and applied developments for aerospace system analysis and optimization. Fields for this SPECIAL ISSUE involve new advances in particular on aerospace system analysis, uncertainty quantification, aerospace system identification and modeling, machine learning for aerospace systems, multidisciplinary analysis, and optimization and multifidelity modeling.

Prof. Dr. Jérôme Morio
Dr. Mathieu Balesdent
Dr. Loïc Brevault
Guest Editors

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  • aerospace system modeling and optimization
  • multidisciplinary analysis and optimization
  • multifidelity simulation
  • uncertainty management
  • data science
  • reliability
  • surrogate modeling
  • machine learning for aerospace systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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