UMRIDA - Uncertainty Management for Robust Industrial Design in Aeronautics

Contract number: 605036

Uncertainties UMRIDA is a Level 1 collaborative project with the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme. It involves a consortium of 22 partners from the industrial aeronautics sector, leading research institutes and universities as well as SME's.

UMRIDA Objectives

The UMRIDA project contains major objectives of evolution beyond the state-of-the-art. The following goals are defined to make a great leap forward:

- Quantitative objective: Development and application of UQ methods for large number of uncertainties (>10) within an acceptable CPU return time of 10 hours on no more than 100 cores parallel processors including multidisciplinary applications

- Dedicated efforts towards the treatment of generalized geometrical uncertainties

- Construction of a UQ and RDM validation database, with prescribed uncertainties, including a list of 9 industrial application challenges of industrial relevance for UQ and RDM validation provided by industrial partners

- Extension of UQ methods to multidisciplinary applications such as aero-elasticity, aero-acoustics or combustion

- Development of efficient methods for Robust Design under uncertainties

- Systematic comparison of different objective and constraint formulations with respect to RDM under uncertainties

- Advancing reliability based designs aiming at achieving a probability of failure smaller than a predefined value

- Organization of two Workshops based on UQ and RDM database allowing quantitative comparison

- Establishment of Best Practice Guidelines (BPG) on UQ and RDM for industrial aeronautics users

UMRIDA Workplan

The strategy behind the work plan is based on the description and motivations of the objectives listed above. This translates in the following work package detailed structure.

WP1: General management and coordination

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WP2: Improvement of methods for Uncertainty Quantification towards industrial readiness

Extension of UQ methods able to handle industrial UQ challenges, paving the road towards a TRL 5-6, with a quantified objective to handle at least 10 simultaneous uncertainties within a turnaround time of the order of 10 hours on 100 cores.

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WP3: Validation and Evaluation of UQ methods for Industrial test cases (industrial challenges)

Develop the methodology of UQ towards industrial readiness, by applying and assessing the methods developed in WP2, in view of the quantitative objectives relevant to a TRL5-6 objective

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WP4: Robust design methodologies and applications

Bring Robust design methods to industrial readiness levels, covering large number of uncertainties, including geometrical uncertainties, with applications to Multi-Disciplinary-Optimization

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WP5: Workshop, BP Guideline for end users, Exploitation: dissemination,

Set-up two workshops for validation and evaluation of UQ and RD methods at the level of the IC test cases. Dissemination and exploitation of the UMRIDA methodologies

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