Design optimisation with imperfect information

Automated design

Automated design using optimisation is an increasingly popular method for achieving an acceptable design at appropriate cost. One example where the method has been applied extensively is the optimisation of the aerodynamics of turbo machinery designs, where the blade shape, lean, pitch etc. is optimised.

Our approach

The EDC has a wide range of experience in achieving robust solutions, i.e. solutions optimised for a range of conditions under which a system is expected to operate. The work undertaken in this area is transferable to other areas of engineering and is potentially useful in most fields of design engineering which exhibit problems due to uncertainty.

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Commercial Research at Newcastle University

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Integrated Modelling for Strategic Planning

Strategic planning for sustainability requires complex systems to be modelled.

Because of this complexity, it is unrealistic to develop new and comprehensive models for each of the numerous possible situations likely to be encountered. Many models already exist ...

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The EDC often hosts, arranges or is associated with a wide variety of seminars related to its activities.

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