## Multipoint and Multiobjective Aerodynamic

Venue: | Shape Optimization,” AIAA Journal |

Citations: | 22 - 15 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Nemec_multipointand,

author = {Marian Nemec and David W. Zingg and Thomas H. Pulliam},

title = {Multipoint and Multiobjective Aerodynamic},

journal = {Shape Optimization,” AIAA Journal},

year = {},

pages = {1057--1065}

}

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### Abstract

A gradient-based Newton–Krylov algorithm is presented for the aerodynamic shape optimization of single- and multi-element airfoil configurations. The flow is governed by the compressible Navier–Stokes equations in conjunction with a one-equation transport turbulence model. The preconditioned generalized minimal residual method is applied to solve the discrete-adjoint equation, which leads to a fast computation of accurate objective function gradients. Optimization constraints are enforced through a penalty formulation, and the resulting unconstrained problem is solved via a quasi-Newton method. The new algorithm is evaluated for several design examples, including the lift enhancement of a takeoff configuration and a lift-constrained drag minimization at multiple transonic operating points. Furthermore, the new algorithm is used to compute a Pareto front based on competing objectives, and the results are validated using a genetic algorithm. Overall, the new algorithm provides an efficient approach for addressing the issues of complex aerodynamic design.