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Adjoint-based Optimisation of Industrial and Unsteady Flows:
Welcome to the AboutFlow Project Website

Sensitivity of drag with respect to surface deformation.
Red: push in, blue: pull out to reduce drag.
Image courtesy of Volkswagen AG

About Flow is an Initial Training Network (ITN) funded by the European Commission running from November 2012 to October 2016. About Flow develops robust gradient-based optimisation methods using adjoint sensitivities for numerical optimisation of flows:

  • robust adjoint solvers with full 2nd Order accuracy and broad range of modelling capability
  • seamless integration of adjoint gradients into design chains
  • steady-state approaches with robust convergence, application of unsteady adjoints in industrial design.

Research funded by the European Commission - Marie Curie Actions

Seventh Framework Programme - The People Programme - Initial Training Network

Upcoming Events

Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Warsaw University of Technology & Masuria 21- 26 Jun 2015 :

Mesh generation and adaptation, including practical hands on sessions. Speakers from WUT & QMUL.

Past Events

Berlin, Rolls Royce Deutschland, 23- 24 February 2015 at Technische Universität Berlin .Turbomachinery Aerodynamic and Multidisciplinary Optimization: Current state of the art and future trends. Internal and external speakers are from: Rolls Royce Deutschland, Queen Mary University London UK, National Technical University of Athens Greece, MTU, DLR and Siemens Germany, The Von Karman Institute and Cenaero Belgium. more

Over 40 participants from academia and industry gathered at Rolls Royce Deutschland in Berlin with focus on industrial application in Turbomachinery Aerodynamic and Multidisciplinary Optimization: Current state of the art and future trends. Speakers presented the achievements and challenges of numerical optimisation in current practice in industrial turbomachinery design.

Faculty of Science & Engineering Research and Industrial Engagement Showcasing Event, QMUL , Nov 06, 2014. In photo: Professor Nelson, Chief Executive EPSRC showed great interest in Mateusz Gugala's and Xingchen Zhang's presentation

Aachen, RWTH, September 1-5, 2014: Midterm Review Meeting and Training on High-performance computing, parallelisation, GPU computing.

Queen Mary University of London, London, 8-12 September 2014: Training in Public Engagement. more

Transferable skills Training at QMUL, Sep 2013. more

The Educational team from Imperial War Museum Duxford, Sep 2014
In the photo: Chris Jefferson, Learning Officer, IWM Duxford on Public engagement with the wider audience- Learning with school children

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