Global Airfoil Shape Optimization with Swarm Intelligence

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1. A robust airfoil optimization system is designed using the Particle Swarm Optimization scheme, which consists of an efficient implementation of the optimization algorithm and high accuracy airfoil parametrization methods.
2. Ferguson Spline and the PARSEC method for parametrization along with a high fidelity interface for the aerodynamic analysis program, XFoil were implemented in Python.
3. Case studies representing the most common airfoil shape optimization problems
were conducted and the resulting optimized airfoils were analyzed.

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Optimization in action


Advisor: Dr. P. Ansell

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