The Laboratory was co-founded in 2002 in cooperation with the University of Liège and SAMTECH Company in Belgium. Based on the equipments and software support from theKey Lab of Contemporary Design and Integrated Manufacturing Technology and the Center for High Performance Computing of NPU, the Laboratory concentrated its research on the structural innovative design, aircraft structural optimization, integrated design of materials and structures etc. The laboratory gaining a good academic reputation, stable communication and cooperation with the famous universities and experts in the United States, Britain, France, the Netherlands and Belgium are formed. 12 international conference and workshops have been co-organized. The Laboratory also accepted 40 foreign students and more than 100 visiting professors.
The director, Prof ZHANG Weihong is the Changjiang Scholar, Distinguished Young Scholars, President of the School of Science, Vice-Dean of the Center for High Performance Computing, Doctoral Supervisor of NPU. The laboratory consists of 5 professors, 6 associate professors and more than 40 graduated students and PhD students. More than 400 papers have been published and 130 of them were indexed.
4thInternational Conference of Multidisciplinary Design Optimization and Application,Xi'an, China 2012 11.5-9
Structural optimization of the rear fuselage and the pylon of the cargo aircraft
Research Subjects: Structural Topology Design
The major effort on the study of topology optimization is devoted to the structural design with complex loading condition. New interpolation models are developed to solve the problem with natural frequency maximization and design dependent loads. The techniques have also been used in the structural optimization of airframe and turbine engine.
The ideas of component packing optimization and topology optimization are integrated to solve the layout design problem of the multi-component systems. More techniques as the Finite-circle Method, density points and embedded meshing is proposed to tackle the difficulties involved in the integrated design.