Accession Number : AD1016660

Title :   Set-Based Approach to Design under Uncertainty and Applications to Shaping a Hydrofoil

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Naval Postgraduate School Monterey United States

Personal Author(s) : Royset,Johannes O ; Bonfiglio,Luca ; Vernengo,Giuliano ; Brizzolara,Stefano

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Report Date : 01 Jan 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The paper presents a framework for set-based design under uncertainty and demonstrates its viability through a shape design case of an efficient super-cavitating hydrofoil for ultra-high speed maritime vehicles. Redirecting the effort away from optimal designs to those that safely meet relevant requirements as quantified precisely by super quantile measures of risk (s-risk), the paper addresses situations faced in practice where elimination of poor designs is more important than identifying a best one. The complexity of the design case, involving multiphysics and several design constraints, necessitates the use of surrogate models, which are built using high- and low-fidelity simulations and are here tuned for the first time to reflect s-risk. Accounting for both parameter uncertainty as well as errors in surrogate models, we obtain robust designs that satisfy requirements under a variety of manufacturing and operating conditions.

Descriptors :   hydrofoils , design criteria , computational fluid dynamics , models , simulation

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE