Optimization of a Tesla Microvalve

Application ID: 14513

This model performs a topological optimization for a Tesla microvalve. A Tesla microvalve inhibits backwards flow using friction forces rather than moving parts. The design can be optimized by distributing a specific amount of material within the modeling domain. The goal is to maximize the ratio of the pressure drop for the forwards and backwards flow across the device.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: