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Whitepaper: Advanced Heat Exchanger Design & Simulation with nTop Platform & ANSYS CFX

by Maiki Vlahinos and Ryan O’Hara

 

Using nTopology’s advanced geometry kernel it is now possible to produce the next-generation of high-performance heat exchangers for the aerospace industry using advanced materials and manufacturing methods. When coupled with ANSYS CFX, the evaluation of these high-performance designs can be achieved in ways that were not previously possible.

This report documents the design process of a Fuel Cooled Oil Cooler (FCOC) from initial design in CAD, process steps in nTop Platform, and final Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis steps in ANSYS CFX. This document should serve as a reference for nTopology users to perform similar simulations on their own designs.