On Topology Optimization of Inertia Driven Dosing Units

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Abstract

This paper describes how topology optimization can be used to design inertia driven dosing units for the continuous dosage ofone fluid into another. These components often referred to as eductors, utilize the low static pressure in a venturi-type nozzle to drive thedosing flow. The fluids are modeled using the steady state incompressible Navier-Stokes equations and the two fluids are considered havingthe same properties. A Brinkman penalization term is added to the governing equations such that a control problem of the flow topologyis obtained. Optimized component geometries for a range of flow conditions are obtained efficiently by using a gradient based numericaloptimization scheme in order to investigate the performance limit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Number of pages2
Publication date2016
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-660-05459-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 21 Aug 201626 Aug 2016

Conference

Conference24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period21/08/201626/08/2016

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