Multidisciplinary design optimization of hybrid airships

Document Type

News Article


Currently, working on the design and optimization of hybrid airships for various applications. The work involves multiple disciplines like aerodynamics, structures, geometry parameterization, etc. The aerodynamics module involves computer-based simulations like CFD, machine-learning techniques for shape optimization, and experiments based on wind tunnel tests. The structures module provides material data, weight estimation, aeroelastic properties, and stress-strain data. Geometry parameterization provides flexible and robust shape-generation algorithms that can be interfaced with an aerodynamics module.

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Publication Date

Spring 10-28-2022