Flexible Engineering

Workshop “Flexible Engineering Toward Green Aircraft”

Design Methods is supporting the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” in the organization of the workshop titled “Flexible Engineering Toward Green Aircraft” which will take place in the engineering conferences hall on December 14th. The event comes as conclusion of two EU funded research projects in which the University of Rome “Tor Vergata” was involved and in which Design Methods contributed with technical activities: RBF4AERO and RIBES. The aim is to present the status of research in the aerospace field and to highlight the recent achievements in analysis and design methodologies adopted in the aircraft design process. Professors and engineers active in EU research programs, from several academic, industry and research institutions, will provide an overview on topics as Aeroelasticity, Aerodynamic Robust Design and Shape Optimization.

The participation is free but people interested in attending the event are kindly asked to register or to contact professor Biancolini.

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33rd CAE Conference 2017

International CAE Conference 2017

The international CAE conference has become a traditional event in Simulation Based Engineering. This year (the 33rd) was held in Vicenza last 6th and 7th November. Design Methods came back, after three year of absence, with two papers titled respectively “Constrained Geometric Parameterization by Mesh Morphing for a Catamaran Foils Optimization Procedure” and “Shape optimization of 3d printed high performances automotive parts“. The first was focused on the demonstration of the RBF mesh morphing approach capability to face complex and strongly constrained geometric parameterization problems, the second described a shape optimization procedure applied to high performance automotive components manufactured adopting a 3D printing technology.


EUROGEN 2017 International Conference

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”.

ANSYS Hall of fame 2016

Deisgn Methods wins the ANSYS Hall of Fame Competition

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.