Metal DfAM Series: How nTopology Helps Us On the Tailored Design of Heat Exchangers
Jean-Michel Hugo, TEMISTh
From a real thermal case, we will highlight the use of evolutive and regular Triply Periodic Minimal Surfaces (TPMS) for optimization of a heat exchanger produced by additive manufacturing. In this case, the air flow is non-regular on the surface of the heat exchanger due to a special design needed to reduce its global size. The solution for fixing this maldistribution is to use an evolutive structure for the heat transfer enhancement, flow repartition and AM supporting.
- Multiscale fluid and thermal design
- TPMS optimization
- DfAM of the heat exchanger with nTopology