12th European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid dynamics & Thermodynamics
Virtual prototyping (VP) is a key technology for environmental friendly and cost effective design in the aircraft industry. However, the underlying analysis and simulation tools, are currently applied with a unique set of input data and model variables, although realistic operating conditions are a superposition of numerous uncertainties under which the industrial products operate (uncertainties on operational conditions, on geometries resulting from manufacturing tolerances, numerical error sources and uncertain physical model parameters). Major new developments in this new scientific area of Uncertainty Management and Quantification (UM and UQ) and Robust Design Optimization (RDO) are currently developed to bridge the gap towards industrial readiness. The lecture will cover applications of recent developments to UQ and RDO applied to turbomachinery.