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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics - Montreal, Canada|
Duration: 21 Aug 2016 → 26 Aug 2016
|Conference||24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics|
|Period||21/08/2016 → 26/08/2016|