Special Issue "Shape Optimization of Engineering Systems for Superior Hydrodynamic Performance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 August 2021.
Interests: Fluid Dynamics; Algorithms; Programming Languages; Transportation Engineering; Ocean Engineering; Naval Engineering
Interests: numerical hydrodynamics for ship design; advanced marine vehicles; high-performance marine propellers and propulsors
Modern engineering design processes are driven by the quest for ever-increasing performance and higher efficiency and environmental sustainability. Naval architecture and ocean engineering are no exception.
Ocean vehicles, including ships, boats, and faster crafts, their propulsion systems and active control devices, ocean platforms, and energy harvesting devices are the target applications of the parametric design concepts of interest to this Special Issue.
Optimizing the hydrodynamic performance is surely one of the most important domains in the design process of the abovementioned systems, since it intimately affects most of their operational performance metrics and efficiency level.
We propose this Special Issue which focuses on hydrodynamic shape optimization for naval architecture and ocean engineering systems in order to define the state of the art and guide future research efforts. Topics of interest include smart shape representation and modification techniques, such as, e.g., parametric modeling, free form deformation and radial basis functions, and sensitivity and optimization methods spanning from genetic algorithms to set-based design, robust design under uncertainty approaches, and machine learning algorithms.
Examples of both methodological approaches and applications are encouraged in order to capture the state of the art and to orient the research community towards future promising theories, tools, and unconventional concepts.
Dr. Giuliano Vernengo
Prof. Stefano Brizzolara
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ocean engineering
- naval engineering
- transportation engineering
- ship resistance and seakeeping
- planing hulls and hydrofoils
- simulation based design by optimization (SBDO)
- fluid dynamics; boundary element methods (BEM)
- smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH)