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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

  • Berlin, Rolls Royce Deutschland, 23- 26 February 2015 Adjoint based optimisation in turbo-machinery design. Internal speakers from RR.
  • Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Warsaw University of Technology, June 2015 , Mesh generation and adaptation, including practical hands on sessions. Speakers from WUT, QMUL.

Past Events

Faculty of Science & Engineering Research and Industrial Engagement Showcasing Event, QMUL , Nov 06, 2014

In the photo: Professor Nelson, Chief Executive EPSRC showed great interest in Mateusz Gugala and Xingchen Zhang's presentation

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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