Multi-disciplinary Optimisation will now be performed for aircraft wing configurations aiming to meet post-2020 performance targets, using a flexible and highly modular integrated design system incorporating multi-fidelity geometry handling and flow solution tools, in conjunction with latest interactive optimisation and visualisation techniques. Read more Read less
The scope of the proposed research is to explore the opportunities for industrially relevant application areas of robust optimisation (i.e. optimisation in the presence of uncertainty) to quantitatively balance optimum aircraft solutions with both the confidence (or risk) of achieving the benefits in the final manufactured design and also the associated risks (and costs) to the design programme associated with “late” re-analysis /re-design of the structure after the flight test validation.
The 3D wing shape, loading and flow evolution, with resulting multi-objective trade-offs will be visualised using latest immersive 3D techniques, together with other multi-dimensional pro-active post-processing methods employing novel parallel coordinates representation approaches.
The PhD project work will be carried out over 3 years by a student who would be expected to spend up to 50% time at Airbus in Filton. The PhD will be funded as an Airbus/Cranfield Industrial Partnership PhD Scheme (CIPPS) studentship at the above stipend rate, together with fees, for UK & European students, and with an allowance for additional travel costs.
At a glance
- Application deadline01 Mar 2018
- Award type(s)PhD
- Start date01 Jul 2018
- Duration of award3 years
- EligibilityEU, UK
- Reference numberSATM
Dr. Timoleon Kipouros – Lecturer Power & Propulsion Sciences Group
Professor Mark Savill – Professor of Computational Aerodynamics Design
Sponsored by Cranfield University and Airbus, this studentship will provide a bursary of up to £14,000 p.a.* (tax free) plus fees at current PhD rates for three years.
To be eligible for this full funding, applicants must be a UK or EU national.We require that applicants are under no restrictions regarding how long they can stay in the UK
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