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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Christoph Stampfer
Faculty / Institution:
Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Societal Challenges
Project duration:
01.06.2015 to 30.11.2018
EU contribution:
7.074.806,66 euros
  EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 636202.  


Aircraft 3rd Generation MDO for Innovative Collaboration of Heterogeneous Teams of Experts


AGILE targets multidisciplinary optimization using distributed analysis frameworks. The involvement of many disciplinary analyses ranging up to high levels of fidelity and agile workflow management are considered to be state-of-the-art and starting point for AGILE.Advanced optimization techniques and strategies will be developed in order to exploit available computing systems and to gain faster convergence to optimal solutions. Surrogates, decomposition, robust design and uncertainties, global-local optimization, mixed fidelity optimization and system-of-system optimization are central fields of research.Operating the coupled numerical system and interpreting the high fidelity results requires collaboration of heterogeneous specialists. Techniques for collaboration are the second scientific objective of AGILE using the research on optimization techniques as use case. The interactions between humans and the interactions of the design team with the numerical system both are investigated.
Knowledge-enabled information technologies will be developed in order to support the collaboration process constituting the third, outer-most layer of the nested research concept.
Novel technologies are iteratively implemented, tested and enhanced. Use cases are realistic overall aircraft design tasks for conventional, strut-braced, box-wing and BWB configurations. 


  • Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt e.V., Germany (Coordinator)
  • Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Germany
  • Alenia Aermacchi SPA, Italy
  • Bombardier Inc., Canada
  • CFS Engineering SA, Switzerland
  • Federalnoe Gosudarstvennoe Unitarnoe Predpriyatie Centralnii Institutaviacionogo Motorostroeniya Imeni Pi Baranova, Russia
  • Fokker Aerostructures B.V., Netherlands
  • GenWorks B.V., Netherlands
  • KE-works B.V., Netherlands
  • Stichting Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaartlaboratorium, Netherlands
  • Noesis Solutions NV, Belgium
  • Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales, France
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany
  • Thelsys GmbH, Germany
  • Federal State Unitary Enterprise the Central Aerohydrodynamic, Russia
  • Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy
  • Airinnova AB, Sweden
  • Leonardo S.p.A., Italy