Development and application of optimization methods

optimizations activities:

  • Aerodynamic airfoil, wing, control surfaces, high lift devices optimization 
  • Aerodynamic optimization of the aircraft concepts
  • Optimization processes used in other fields, e.g. air conditioning, mechanical and electrical engineering, transport, chemistry, biology, economics, banking etc., in collaboration with experts in the relevant field



  • Multi-criterion micro genetics algorithm
  • Gaussian process–based meta modeling package
  • Universal testing optimization interface PISA
  • Universal optimization interface for complicated optimization


contact person:

Ing. Petr Vrchota, PhD., Head of Aerodynamics, VZLÚ
tel: +420 225 115 260, e-mail:



  • Lassaline J. V., Walsh P. C., Vrchota P., Caiazzo F.: „Optimization of a Supersonic Nozzle“, International Review of Aerospace Engineering, April 2009, No. 2, pp 77-83
  • Vrchota P., Hospodář P.: „Response Surface Method Application to High-Lift Configuration with Active Flow Control“, Journal of Aircraft, November 2012, Vol. 49, No. 6, pp. 1796-1802, DOI: 10.2514/1.C031624
  • Hospodár P., Szöllös A., Vrchota P.∗: Global optimization of two-dimensional high lift aerodynamic system. 28TH CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF THE AERONAUTICAL SCIENCES, Brisbane, Australia; 09/2012
  • Petr Vrchota: RESPONSE SURFACE APPLICATION TO ACTIVE FLOW CONTROL OPTIMIZATION. International Conference on Evolutionary and Deterministic Methods for Design, Optimization and Control with Applications to Industrial and Societal Problems - EUROGEN 2011, Capua, Italy; 09/2011