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National Technical University of Athens

The Parallel CFD & Optimization Unit of the School of Mechanical Engineering of NTUA is a research group specialised on the development of design-optimisation methods based gradient-based methods and applications in turbo-machinery, aircraft or car shape designs. The relevant research (supported by 3 Post-Docs and 8 PhD students) is/was funded by EU projects and European industries (Dassault Aviation, Volkswagen, ICON).

Prof. Kyriakos Giannakoglou ( has over 25-year experience on CFD/optimisation methods, is the author of more than 150 papers and is responsible for the development of the general-purpose optimisation platform EASY (accommodating both EAs & adjoint methods) developed and brought to market by NTUA. He is the Chairman of the ERCOFTAC SIG 34 on Design Optimisation Methods.

  • V. Asouti, A. Zymaris, D. Papadimitriou, K. Giannakoglou, "Continuous and Discrete Adjoint Approaches for Aerodynamic Shape Optimization with Low Mach Number Preconditioning", Int. J. Num. Methods in Fluids, 57(10), pp. 1485-1504, 2008.
  • D. Papadimitriou, K. Giannakoglou, "Computation of the Hessian Matrix in Aerodynamic Inverse Design using Continuous Adjoint Formulations", Computers & Fluids, 37, pp. 1029-1039, 2008.
  • A. Zymaris, D. Papadimitriou, K. Giannakoglou, C. Othmer, "Continuous Adjoint Approach to the Spalart-Allmaras Turbulence Model for Incompressible Flows", Computers & Fluids, 38, pp. 1528-1538, 2009.
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