Research Topic

Multilevel Optimization based on Reduced Order Models with Application to Fluid Structure Interaction

Many problems arising in engineering applications (aerodynamics, civil engineering,...) involve the interaction of fluid flows with the elastic deformation of structures. While the numerical simulation of fluid-structure-interaction (FSI) problems is nowadays quite well understood, the efficient optimization of such problems with derivative based optimization methods is still in its beginning. On the one hand the Eulerian-Lagrangian-coupling of fluid and structure makes the derivation, analytical foundation and numerical implementation of adjoint-based techniques for the derivative computation involved. Moreover, rigorous analytical existence and uniqueness results for FSI-problems are even in 2D limited. On the other hand, the computational complexity of FSI-problems requires highly efficient optimization methods in order to solve optimization problems with reasonable effort. The aim of this project is the extension of adaptive multilevel optimization techniques based on adaptive discretization, reduced order models and error estimation, which have been developed in the group of the supervisor, to the optimization of FSI-problems. This includes the development of the optimization method including error control criteria, the construction of suitable reduced order models and the convergence analysis under suitable assumptions. Moreover, the algorithm shall be implemented based on existing codes of the working group and be tested on demonstrator problems.


Johanna Biehl


Dolivostr. 15

D-64293 Darmstadt



+49 6151 16 - 24387


+49 6151 16 - 24404




biehl (at) gsc.tu...

 Print |  Impressum |  Sitemap |  Search |  Contact |  Privacy Policy
zum Seitenanfangzum Seitenanfang