Published in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids Vol. 20 (8-9), pp. 915-934, 1995
This paper presents a methodology for solving shape optimization problems in the context of fluid flow problems including adaptive remeshing. The method is based on the computation of the sensitivities of the geometrical design parameters, the mesh, the flow variables and the error estimator to project the refinement parameters from one design to the next. This sensitivity analysis is described for the incompressible potential equations and the Euler equations. The efficiency of the proposed method is checked by means of two 2D inverse problems.