GivEn -Shape Optimization for Gas Turbines in Volatile Energy Networks: New Overview Paper
The project GivEn: Shape Optimization for Gas Turbines in Volatile Energy Networks, financed by the BMBF (09/2017-12/2020) has recently published an overview paper with contributions from 22 authors! This exemplifies the need of interdisciplinary cooperations when appropriately solving real world industrial challenges.
This paper describes the project GivEn that develops a novel multicriteria optimization process for gas turbine blades and vanes using modern “adjoint” shape optimization algorithms. Given the many start and shutdown processes of gas power plants in volatile energy grids, besides optimizing gas turbine geometries for efficiency, the durability understood as minimization of the probability of failure is a design objective of increasing importance. We also describe the underlying coupling structure of the multiphysical simulations and use modern, gradient based multicriteria optimization procedures to enhance the exploration of Pareto-optimal solutions.
The preprint version can be downloaded at arXiv.org.
Further information on the project you will find here.