Optimate Evaluation: Design Optimization of a Generic Glider

One of the difficulties of optimization of any design using CFD is the sheer number of runs required using traditional methods. This presentation details the use of Optimate for the optimization of a generic glider. This case was designed to stress the SHERPA algorithm with a realistically complex set of design criteria to optimize an aerodynamic vehicle, including stability requirements and trimmed L/D performance requirements.

Nathan Richardson
Speaker Company: 
Lockheed Martin, US