B04: Simulation based Optimization and Optimal Design of Experiments for Wetting Phenomena
The optimization algorithms to be developed are adjoint-based and build the foundation for numerous optimization problems within the proposed SFB. Example optimization parameters could be the geometry of surfaces, the contact line velocity, or material properties of fluids or surfaces. Thereby, among others, experimentally immeasurable parameters can be estimated with minimal variance using the simulation model. The results of this project should be particularly valuable for the future selection of generic experimental parameters and will make available quantities which are difficult to measure experimentally.