Double-shock control bump design optimization using hybridized evolutionary algorithms

Lee, D-S, Gonzalez, L.F., Periaux, J., & Bugeda, G. (2011) Double-shock control bump design optimization using hybridized evolutionary algorithms. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 225(10), pp. 1175-1192.

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This study investigates the application of two advanced optimization methods for solving active flow control (AFC) device shape design problem and compares their optimization efficiency in terms of computational cost and design quality. The first optimization method uses hierarchical asynchronous parallel multi-objective evolutionary algorithm and the second uses hybridized evolutionary algorithm with Nash-Game strategies (Hybrid-Game). Both optimization methods are based on a canonical evolution strategy and incorporate the concepts of parallel computing and asynchronous evaluation. One type of AFC device named shock control bump (SCB) is considered and applied to a natural laminar flow (NLF) aerofoil. The concept of SCB is used to decelerate supersonic flow on suction/pressure side of transonic aerofoil that leads to a delay of shock occurrence. Such active flow technique reduces total drag at transonic speeds which is of special interest to commercial aircraft.

Numerical results show that the Hybrid-Game helps an EA to accelerate optimization process. From the practical point of view, applying a SCB on the suction and pressure sides significantly reduces transonic total drag and improves lift-to-drag (L/D) value when compared to the baseline design.

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ID Code: 43953
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: SAGE Published online before print July
Keywords: Hybridized Evolutionary Algorithms, Optimisation, UAS, Active Flow Control, Shock Control Bump, Shape Design Optimization, Hybrid-Game, Nash Equilibrium, Evolutionary Algorithm
DOI: 10.1177/0954410011406210
ISSN: 0954-4100
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > NUMERICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS (010300) > Numerical Analysis (010301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > NUMERICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL MATHEMATICS (010300) > Optimisation (010303)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (090100) > Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems (090104)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Sage Publications Ltd.
Deposited On: 15 Aug 2011 01:14
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2014 02:35

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