The AGILE innovation project is granted by the European Commission. AGILE targets multidisciplinary optimization using distributed analysis frameworks.
The project is set up to proof a speed up of 40% for solving realistic MDO problems compared to today’s state-of-the-art. The use cases are realistic overall aircraft design tasks for conventional, strut-braced, box-wing and BWB configurations.
The scope of development:
- Advanced optimization techniques and strategies
- Techniques for collaboration
- Knowledge-enabled information technologies
The project will run from 2015 to 2018 and is part of the Horizon 2020 program and gathers many partner from europe and north america.
In order to check if the AGILE paradigm was usable outside of the project, the AGILE partners decided to create the AGILE Academy challenge. The aim was to perform the job of an aircraft design team using the AGILE tools. 36 students from 4 continents enter the challenge. They were divided into three team. From February to july 2018, the three teams design the aircraft with the help of the partners.
At the end of the challenge, the winner team, composed by Andrew Jerayaj (Concordia University), Paul Earnest (Concordia University), Ezhil Shakti Murugesan (Concordia University), marco picchi scardaoni (Pisa University), Florian Sanchez (Bombardier and Concordia University), Karim Abusalem (Pisa University), Priem Remy (ONERA and ISAE-SUPAERO), RODRIGUEZ-OTERO Pablo (ISAE-SUPAERO), Mohamed Amine Ben Salah Bouhlel (Michigan University), designed a regional aircraft improved by solar panel power sources.
They were invited to the AGILE Meeting in Naples to present their Work to all the agile Partners.