Application of greedy and heuristic algorithm-based optimisation methods towards aerodynamic shape optimisation

Shuvayan Brahmachary, Ganesh Natarajan, Vinayak Kulkarni, Niranjan Sahoo, Soumya Ranjan Nanda

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Abstract

In the present work, application of evolutionary algorithm and gradient-based optimisation techniques are extended towards obtaining minimum drag axisymmetric bodies in hypersonic flows. An attempt has been made to study the comparative performance of greedy and heuristic algorithm-based optimisation algorithm of interest with its application towards generating optimal shape configurations. We compare the performance of memetic meta-heuristic-based shuffled frog-leaping algorithm (SFLA), biological evolution-based genetic algorithm (GA), stochastic method-based simulated annealing (SA) and gradient-based steepest descent (SD) method. The suitability of each optimisation algorithm is analysed for a common test case of minimum drag axisymmetric body with the use of theoretical correlation as its flow solver. This is then followed by the implementation of a computationally expensive but accurate in-house Euler flow solver based on Immersed Boundary (IB) method, which results in a discrete solution space. This naturally results in greater computational cost per function evaluation. Results indicate that evolutionary algorithm-based optimisation technique requires much greater number of function evaluations as compared to gradient-based optimisation technique. Moreover, for a uni-modal problem considered in this work, the choice of gradient-based optimisation method proves to be quite robust and computationally efficient.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSoft Computing for Problem Solving - SocProS 2017
EditorsJagdish Chand Bansal, Atulya Nagar, Akshay Kumar Ojha, Kedar Nath Das, Kusum Deep
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages937-948
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789811315916
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving, SocProS 2017 - Bhubaneswar, India
Duration: Dec 23 2017Dec 24 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume816
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Soft Computing for Problem Solving, SocProS 2017
CountryIndia
CityBhubaneswar
Period12/23/1712/24/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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