Shape Optimization of a Tesla Microvalve
Application ID: 70921
The topology optimized Tesla microvalve is used as an inspiration for an initial geometry. Second order Bernstein polynomials are used to perturb the shape of the geometry. The resulting design is remeshed in the deformed configuration and the performance is investigated for a range of Reynolds numbers.
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- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Optimization Module and
- either the CFD Module, Heat Transfer Module, Microfluidics Module, or Polymer Flow Module
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