Optimization and Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Dominique Thévenin
  • Gábor Janiga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Generalities and methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dominique Thévenin
      Pages 3-16
    3. Hans Georg Bock, Volker Schulz
      Pages 61-78
    4. Kyriakos C. Giannakoglou, Dimitrios I. Papadimitriou
      Pages 79-108
  3. Specific Applications of CFD-based Optimization to Engineering Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. René A. Van den Braembussche
      Pages 147-189
    3. Marco Manzan, Enrico Nobile, Stefano Pieri, Francesco Pinto
      Pages 217-266
    4. Jari Hämäläinen, Taija Hämäläinen, Elina Madetoja, Henri Ruotsalainen
      Pages 267-289
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 291-293

About this book


The numerical optimization of practical applications is an issue of growing importance in research and industry. It allows both the exploration of non-trivial configurations differing widely from all known solutions and the step-by-step improvement of existing designs.

The purpose of this book is to introduce the state of the art concerning this issue, referred to in the book as CFD-based Optimization (CFD-O). Many complementary applications are presented, so that interested researchers and engineers will get a clear view of the present possibilities for all problems where the numerical optimization process relies on evaluations obtained through Computational Fluid Dynamics.


Evolutionary algorithms Gradient-based methods Mathematica algorithm algorithms computational fluid dynamics dynamics evolution evolutionary algorithm fluid dynamics genetic algorithms heat transfer multi-objective optimization numerical optimization optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Dominique Thévenin
    • 1
  • Gábor Janiga
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Strömungstechnik und Thermodynamik (ISUT)Otto-von-Guericke-Universität MagdeburgMagdeburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-72152-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-72153-6
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