The evolution of the UptimAI software has begun at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, where its prototype was used by researchers to identify impact trajectories of the space debris.

For the first time, it became possible to create complex mathematical models with an even lower amount of simulations than is the number of problem parameters. To prove technology’s abilities on practical engineering problems, it was used for the analysis of the novel design of the flapped airfoil for commuter aircraft. The model of the problem created by UptimAI confirmed that the proposed flap concept has large potential to improve the airplane’s flight performance and shorten the landing distance.

Compared to commonly used Design of Experiments methods, the UptimAI approach saved more than 450 hours of computational time. Moreover, it allows designers to easily find the direct way to stable aerodynamic characteristics which can be relied upon even if the flap is being deformed under loading.

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Source: European Space Agency