The Naval Engineering School of the Technical University of Madrid hosted the 12th edition of the EUROGEN conference. Design Methods was present in Madrid with two work titled “Progresses in Fluid Structure Interaction Numerical Analysis Tools within the EU CS RIBES Project” and “Multi-objective Optimization of A-Class Catamaran Foils Adopting a Geometric parameterization Based on RBF Mesh Morphing”.
From last August the portal of the RIBES project is active. The web site, developed by Design Methods, provides to the scientific community the complete database of the experimental campaign, the geometries and the numerical models suitable for the aeroelasic validation activity.
The research project RIBES was successfully completed. The project, led by the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, started December 2014 and was officially completed December 2016. Design Methods supported both the experimental and numerical activities related to aeroelasticity.
In the issue number 76 (September/October) of the scientific journal Analisi & Calcolo is reported an article recalling the success in the edition 2016 of the ANSYS Hall of Fame competition and the description of the SHAPE project that Design Methods is carrying on with the collaboration of CINECA,.
The EU research project RBF4AERO, started in 2013, was successfully completed. The project was funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under GA n° 605396.
With the submission of the final project report (available online at www.prace-ri.eu or at the publications page) it is officially completed the EU funded project SHAPE developed by Design Methods with the collaboration of the consortium CINECA.
The news about the Design Methods win of the ANSYS Hall of Fame competition has been reported on the International A-Division Catamaran Association web site. In the article a brief introduction of the research conducted by Design Methods on the A-Class catamaran design methodology development was also reported.
A study titled “Coupled Sail and Appendage Design Method for Multihulls based on Numerical Optimization“, conducted by Design Methods, was awarded by ANSYS as one of the best-in-class simulation of the year within the annual Hall of Fame competition. The competition acts as a method to showcase some of the most complex engineering simulation by images or animations representative of the work. Design Methods presented an image describing the typical numerical analysis involved in the research project.
Design Methods presented the status of the activities of the RIBES EU project at the 44th annual AIAS (Associazione Italiana per l’Analisi delle Sollecitazioni) Italian national congress which was held in Messina from 2nd to 5th of September. The paper presented had the title “Development and Validation of Numerical Tools for FSI Analysis and Structural Optimization: the EU RIBES Project status”.
The results of the activities performed within the RIBES and RBF4AERO EU projects were presented at the fifth edition of the EASN International Workshop on Aerostructure which was held in Manchester (UK) from 2nd to 4th of September. The presented work, titled “Structural Optimization of a Wing for Wind Tunnel Testing Through Mesh Morphing”, was developed in collaboration with D’Appolonia and the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.