Advanced Heat Exchanger Design & Simulation with nTopology & ANSYS CFX
by Maiki Vlahinos and Ryan O’Hara, Ph.D.
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 nTopology, 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.