WIAS Preprint No. 621, (2000)

Practical shape optimization for turbine and compressor blades


  • Bock, Hans Georg
  • Egartner, Wolfgang
  • Kappis, Wolfgang
  • Schulz, Volker
    ORCID: 0000-0001-7665-130X

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

  • 90C55 65H05 65Y20 76D55


  • Turbomachinery design, shape optimization, partially reduced SQP methods, working range optimization




The shape optimization of blades is a crucial step within the design cycle of a whole turbomachine. This paper is a report on a joint project between academia and industry leading to an efficient solution software for this problem to be used in the daily work of concerned engineers. The problem description and solution method, characterized as a partially reduced SQP method, as well as numerical results are presented.

Appeared in

  • Optimization and Engineering, 3 (2002), pp. 395-414

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