UMRIDA Symposium & Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) & Robust Design Optimization (RDO)

UMRIDA Symposium & Workshop on Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) & Robust Design Optimization (RDO)

March 30th, 2016

20-22 September, 2016, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

The 2nd and final UMRIDA Workshop on Robust Design Optimization (RDO) focuses on the industrial application of Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) and RDO techniques accounting for a large number of uncertainties.

The overall objective is the assessment and application of UQ and RDO methods in industrial design practice.

Participants from academia and industry are welcome to take part in this workshop on one of the following topics:

  • New developments and innovative methodologies for industrial application of UQ and RDO techniques
  • Application of UQ and RDO to relevant industrial configurations, including multidisciplinary configurations, such as fluid-structure interaction, aero-acoustics or combustion
  • Application of UQ and RDO to some UMRIDA test cases with prescribed uncertainties, originating from the unique UMRIDA validation database with prescribed uncertainties
The program will be completed by presentations from inside the consortium on state of the art methods of UQ and RDO methods applied to multidisciplinary industrial test cases including aero-acoustics, fluid-structure interaction, turbine cooling or combustion.
Finally, invited speakers who are addressing state-of-the art research in the field of Robust Design Optimization are completing the workshop program.

Key Dates
Intention to participate on open test case: April 4th, 2016
Submission of abstract for presentation: July 18th, 2016
Abstract acceptance (latest): August 1st, 2016
Registration to the workshop (150 EUR): September 1st, 2016
Submission of workshop presentations: September 9th, 2016

For more information, please download below the workshop announcement or visit the workshop website.

About the UMRIDA project
UMRIDA ( is an FP7 project funded under AAT.2013.4-2.: Design systems and tools and AAT.2013.1-1.: Flight physics, coordinated by Prof. Charles Hirsch (NUMECA International). The project focuses on UQ and RDM and aims at a paradigm shift in virtual prototyping away from deterministic design and towards a design under uncertainties, providing not only a mean result but also a domain of confidence for a given design quantity. UMRIDA aims at bridging the gap from current State of the Art at basic research level to a Technology Readiness Level where large numbers of simultaneous uncertainties can be treated in analysis and design.

Related files: Announcement_UMRIDAWorkshop_on_RDO_084716.pdf