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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

New Events:

Munich, Final Conference, 18-20 July 2016 .NOED2016: International Conference on Numerical Optimisation Methods forEngineering Design

The final conference will be jointly organised with About Flow and Amedeo project. It will be held at the Technische Universität München (TUM) - Germ

Recent Events:

The Big Bang London is coming back for a second time in 2015! Marie Curie AboutFlow fellows, Jan Hückelheim, Mateusz Gugala, Siamak Akbarzadeh Lalkami from QMUL and Mattia Oriani, ESI, Paris will take part again in the event on 3 November at Westminster Kingsway College, Kings Cross, London.

Marie Curie fellows deliver at Big Bang in Stanmore

Three Marie Curie AboutFlow fellows, Jan Hückelheim, Mateusz Gugala and Siamak Akbarzadeh Lalkami, recently took part in The Big Bang London Festival at Stanmore College.

Over 30 participants from academia and industry gathered at the Institute of Aeronautics and Applied Mechanics, Warsaw University of Technology & Masuria 21- 26 Jun 2015. The Training was on Mesh generation and adaptation, including practical hands on sessions. Speakers from WUT
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