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2nd UMRIDA workshop on Robust Design Optimization (RDO)

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels


The 2nd and final UMRIDA Workshop on Robust Design Optimization (RDO) focuses on the industrial application of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and RDO techniques accounting for a large number of uncertainties.

The overall objective is the assessment and application of UQ and RDO methods in industrial design practice.

The workshop is co-organised by NUMECA International and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and will take place on 20-21 September 2016 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in Brussels.

Submission of abstracts is now open until July 18th.

Participants from academia and industry are welcome to take part in this workshop on one of the following topics:

  • New developments and innovative methodologies for industrial application of UQ and RDO techniques
  • Application of UQ and RDO to relevant industrial configurations, including multidisciplinary configurations, such as fluid-structure interaction, aero-acoustics or combustion
  • Application of UQ and RDO to some UMRIDA test cases with prescribed uncertainties, originating from the unique UMRIDA validation database with prescribed uncertainties

The program will be completed by presentations from inside the consortium on state of the art methods of UQ and RDO methods applied to  multidisciplinary industrial test cases including aero-acoustics, fluid-structure interaction, turbine cooling or combustion.

Finally, invited speakers who are addressing state-of-the art research in the field of Robust Design Optimization are completing the workshop program.

About the UMRIDA project 

UMRIDA ( is an FP7 project funded under AAT.2013.4-2.: Design systems and tools and AAT.2013.1-1.: Flight physics, coordinated by Prof. Charles Hirsch (NUMECA International). The project focuses on UQ and RDM and aims at a paradigm shift in virtual prototyping away from deterministic design and towards a design under uncertainties, providing not only a mean result but also a domain of confidence for a given design quantity. UMRIDA aims at bridging the gap from current State of the Art at basic research level to a Technology Readiness Level where large numbers of simultaneous uncertainties can be treated in analysis and design.