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Geodise is an EPSRC funded project investigating the use of distributed computing resources as applied to design optimisation in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

The project aims to "Bring together and further the technologies of Design Optimisation, CFD, GRID computation, Knowledge Management & Ontology in a demonstration of solutions to a challenging industrial problem".

The aim of the project is to develop a grid based system to perform design optimisation on aircraft parts using CFD to model the fluid flow around the parts in question. A knowledge based layer is being incorporated into the system to help inexperienced users carry out effective design optimisation, since CFD programs typically have a wide range of options, many of which can greatly affect the quality of the resultant design optimisation and the computing time required.

Epistemics are working closely with the universities of Manchester and Southampton to provide support for knowledge acquisition and the construction of ontologies for the domain. Other project partners include BAE SYSTEMS, Rolls-Royce, Fluent (CFD software providers), Intel, Microsoft, Compusys and Condor (grid middleware).

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Last modified: 20 November 2003