Dr. Dirk Wunsch, Head of NUMECA's Robust Design Group, will present the paper Uncertainty Quantification in Internal Flows during the 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference in Grapevine, Texas. The presentation will take place on Wed., Jan. 11, at 4 pm in room Dallas 2 at the Gaylord Texan Resort.
Dr. Wunsch will be discussing how Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) can be used to quantitatively predict the impact of uncertainties of the compressor blades' manufacturing process on the blade performance. Without UQ capabilities in hand, the design engineer cannot decide in a rational way on the variability of the blade performance and needs to impose tight manufacturing tolerances. If these tolerances can be relaxed, potential cost savings in the manufacturing process is significant.