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Master Thesis in aerodynamic performance optimization of compressors

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15 Jan 2018
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Optimization tools are more and more used in the aerodynamic design process. These tools allow to scan and evaluate the influence of several parameters against chosen design requirements. Within the compressor team an optimization process has been established to design the rotor and stator blades of a stage.

This design chain shall be expanded and compared to an in-house software.



Recommended academic background: Engineering including courses in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, programming.
Send CV and personal letter to Steffen Hammer (steffen.hammer@gknaerospace.com)
Key Responsibilities
Proposed thesis title: Compressor optimization regarding aerodynamic and aeromechanic performance
Period of time and amount of credits: 30 credits/20 weeks.
Number of students: 1
Start date: Spring 2018
Work description.

Familiarize with the workflow of the optimization within modefrontier. Set up a similar workflow within Optislang and the python based in-house optimization tool. Compare results of the 3 tools regarding optimization algorithms. Use G3dflow instead of Volsol++

Include stage matching

Thesis targets:

Familiarization with methods and tools currently used within GKN Aerospace. Determine preferred approach(es) and present pros and cons to support the conclusion.Set up and demonstrate a working approach. Document the results in a thesis Report. (English). Present the summery and conclusions for an audience at GKN Aerospace. (English)

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