FLEXCRAFT – Flexible Aircraft – is an aircraft that combines the idea of modularity – allowing a reconfiguration of the cabin for different missions (commercial and recreational, emergency and assistance, among others) with STOL capability – to compete with rotary wing solutions, through short runway operation, improving overall performance.
This was my PhD project, where I worked on implementing multistage analysis capability to an adjoint solver of a proprietary CFD code tubomachinery applications.
The work resulted in the thesis entitled “Aero-thermal analysis and design of turbomachinery blades using multi-stage adjoint methods”.
This was my master thesis project. It consisted in developing a tool for aeroacoustic optimization of wind turbine blades.
The tool was divided into three parts: geometry parameterization, aerodynamic analysis and acoustic analysis.