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WP5 - Integration and use of the Multilevel Optimization Method

A design-optimization method and the corresponding tool will be set-up. The evaluation tools (main flow analysis) prepared in the previous WP 3 will be used.

Surrogate evaluation models will be developed. The large number of free design variables that will be used to describe the turbine geometry requires a great number of evaluations for optimization with the Evolutionary Algorithms method. The implementation of low-cost and low-accuracy evaluation tools is therefore imperative to preserve an affordable computer cost. These can be artificial neural networks or response surfaces that are trained based on existing data.