Wednesday, May 22
10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Optimization in Computational Fluid Dynamics

Optimization boundary value problems in CFD are one of the most challenging problems in the field of numerical PDEs. Even the forward problem alone is very difficult and nourishes a large community of numerical mathematicians. Optimization problems in CFD are highly nonlinear and after discretization lead to a large scale finite constrained optimization problem with special structures that have to be exploited.

The speakers in this minisymposium will emphasize several important issues: the impact of optimization in CFD applications, structure exploiting optimization methods that incorporate state of the art approaches both from the optimization and discretization fields, and questions of their optimal combination to minimize the complexity of the solution approach.

Organizer: Hans Georg Bock, University of Heidelberg, Germany; and David P. Young, Boeing Information & Support Services

Reduced SQP Multigrid Methods for Shape Optimization of Turbine Blades
Volker H. Schulz, University of Heidelberg, Germany; Hans Georg Bock, Organizer; and Thomas Dreyer, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Shape Optimization of Viscous Incompressible Flows
Omar Ghattas and Beichang He, Carnegie Mellon University; James F. Antaki and Greg Burgreen, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Shape Optimization in Fluid Flows
Max Gunzburger, Iowa State University
Constrained Design Optimization in TRANAIR
William Huffman, Boeing Information & Support Services; David Young, Organizer; Robin Melvin and Michael Bieterman, Boeing Information & Support Services; Craig Hilmes and Forrester Johnson, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group

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MEM, 3/11/96