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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

System Level Integration for Multidisciplinary Analysis and Design Optimization

Location

Aerospace Systems Directorate, RQ/Aerospace Structures, Aerodynamics, and Flight Controls

RO# Location
13.30.07.B0123 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Camberos, Jose A. jose.camberos@us.af.mil 937-713-7055
Kolonay, Raymond M. raymond.kolonay@us.af.mil 937 713 7126

Description

The basic objective of multidisciplinary design is to integrate the various disciplines that constitute the environment of aerospace vehicles. The goal of modern design is to optimize the total system rather than the individual components, permitting the conflicting requirements of the subsystems to be handled much more effectively in getting optimal solutions. Aerospace Vehicle design is a large optimization problem consisting of libraries of variables, constraints, and performance functions. By expanding and contracting these libraries, we can explore the inherent coupling between subsystems and the disciplines and their impact on system level performance. Topics of interest include (1) simultaneous design with multiple constraints; (2) structural requirements derived from strength, stiffness, and frequency considerations; (3) static and dynamic aeroelastic requirements; (4) requirements from acoustic and thermal environments; (5) linear and nonlinear aerodynamic interactions with the structure and control system; (6) tailoring of composites and other new materials; (7) shape and topology optimization; (8) development and testing of efficient optimization methods; (8) sensitivity analyses; (9) Uncertainty Quantification for Design; (10) System Modeling and Discretization for Design, (11) Multi-Fidelity Analysis for Design; and (12) Optimization of trasient systems.

 

Keywords:
Conceptual design; Systems integration; Aeroelasticity; Aerothermoelasticity; Aeroservoelasticity; Composite materials; Computer-aided design; Materials science; Design optimization; Structural mechanics; Uncertainty quantification for design; High-speed systems;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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