Optimization of a Tesla Microvalve with Transient Flow
Application ID: 101781
This example performs a topological optimization for a Tesla microvalve for an oscillating pressure drop. A Tesla microvalve inhibits backward flow using friction forces rather than moving parts, and therefore the objective is to maximize the average flow rate. The design can be optimized by distributing material within the modeling domain.
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