Adaptive sampling for CFD data interpolation using radial basis functions

TJ Mackman, CB Allen

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An adaptive sampling method is proposed for optimising the location of data points in parameter space for multi-dimensional data interpolation. The method requires a small number of points to begin and achieves a compromise between space filling updates and local refinement in areas where the data is non-linear, measured by the Laplacian. A smooth separation function quantifies the sample spacing, and this is blended with the Laplacian to form a criterion on which to assess potential new sample positions. Validation results are presented using two-dimensional analytic test cases, which demonstrate that the method can recover known optimal designs and gives improvement over a data-independent approach. In addition, a detailed analysis of the various model parameters is presented. Initial findings are very promising, and it is hoped that further work using the method to generate an aerodynamic database of CFD simulations will lead to a reduction in the number of points required for a given modelling accuracy.
Translated title of the contributionAdaptive sampling for CFD data interpolation using radial basis functions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication27th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2009

Bibliographical note

Conference Organiser: AIAA
Other identifier: AIAA 2009-3515


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