Title: Artificial intelligence in aircraft conceptual design optimisation

Authors: Nesrin Cavus

Addresses: German Aerospace Center (DLR), Institute of Air Transportation Systems, Blohmstraße 20, 21079 Hamburg, Germany

Abstract: Aerospace engineering is one of the best feasible areas to investigate the effect of multidisciplinary and multiobjective design optimisation processes. The miscellaneous disciplines and their key factors compete with each other which in turn complicate the design and expend the available time to complete the process. In this study, a knowledge-based engineering technique is addressed to improve the multidisciplinary and multiobjective optimisation process for a selected combat aircraft mission. The results show that the applied technique increases the efficiency of the optimisation method for overall aircraft design process.

Keywords: aircraft design; multidisciplinary optimisation; artificial intelligence; flight mechanics; flight performance; conceptual design; design optimisation; aerospace engineering; multiobjective optimisation; knowledge-based engineering; KBE; military aircraft; combat aircraft; intelligent design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSA.2016.078654

International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, 2016 Vol.2 No.2, pp.119 - 127

Received: 21 Sep 2015
Accepted: 19 Jan 2016

Published online: 30 Aug 2016 *

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