The RBF Morph Team with ESTECO and EnginSoft will take part in the 12th edition of the International Conference on Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems, EUROGEN 2017, that will be held in Madrid (Spain), 13-15 September, 2017.
A challenging application of RBF Morph technology will be presented:

059. Multi-objective Optimization of A-Class Catamaran Foils Adopting a Geometric Parameterization Based on RBF Mesh Morphing. (M.E. Biancolini, U. Cella, A. Clarich, G.Cassio and F. Franchini).


The design of sailing boats appendages requires taking in consideration a large amount of design variables anddiverse sailing conditions. The operative conditions of dagger boards depend on the equilibrium of the forcesand moments acting on the system. This equilibrium has to be considered when designing modern fast foiling catamarans, where the appendages accomplish both the tasks of lifting up the boat and to make possible the upwind sailing by balancing the sail side force. In this scenario, the foil performing in all conditions has to be defined as a trade-off among contrasting needs. The multi-objective optimization, combined with experienced aerodynamic design, is the most efficient strategy to face these design challenges.bThe development of an optimization environment has been considered in this work to design the foils for an A-Class catamaran. This study, in particular, focuses on the geometric parameterization strategy combined with a mesh morphing method based on Radial Basis Functions, and managed through the workflow integration within the optimization environment.

For the details of our presentation you can refer to the EUROGEN Conference Program.

We look forward to see you in Madrid!