An evolutionary algorithm (EA) coupled with a Euler/Navier-Stokes code has been applied to supersonic wing shape design. Aerodynamic evaluations are distributed to the processing elements (PE) of the numerical wind tunnel (NWT) to overcome the enormous computational time necessary for the optimization. The design yields both the minimum drag and the minimum volume wave drag in the given design space. The important features of supersonic wing design as compared with conventional transonic wing design are presented.
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- Aerospace Engineering