Welcome to the website for Professor Graeme Kennedy’s research group in the School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Our group’s research is focused both on the development of new methods for structural and multidisciplinary optimization and the application of these methods to structural and multidisciplinary design problems. We have been working on developing and applying novel design optimization algorithms for

  • Large-scale topology optimization
  • Aeroelastic optimization of flexible aircraft and rotorcraft
  • Optimization of composite structures

The research codes we have developed are open source and can be found here:

These tools have been tightly integrated and have been used to solve topology optimization problems with 125 million design variables and 1 billion DOF. We have recently started to visualize these structures using VR.

Prof. Kennedy’s optimization course python notebooks are located at: https://github.com/gjkennedy/ae6310