Design Methods was present with two works at the thirtieth edition of the “International CAE Conference” held in Verona (Italy) the 27th and 28th of October. The first, entitled “Automotive axial flow fans: design and optimization”, was developed in collaboration with Johnson Electric and concerns the development of a numerical optimization procedure for turbomachinery. The second, entitled “RBF-based aerodynamic optimization of an industrial glider”, describes a numerical optimization applied to the aerodynamic performance improvement of an industrial glider.