Optimization of a Heat Exchanger with Turbulent Flow
Application ID: 90651
Commercial heat exchangers often feature a complex design. It is significantly easier to build a design with new CAD parameters than to build designs with novel topologies. This model demonstrate how to optimize the size and position of the tubes in a tube and shell heat exchanger. It is possible to apply gradient based by using the Deformed Geometry interface.
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