nTop Live: CFD Driven Heat Exchanger Fin Orientation, Spacing & Sizing

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Using CFD data and a Field-Driven Design approach, you can directly alter the liquid flow in a high-performance heat exchanger to generate a flow path of least resistance that minimizes losses.

In this nTop live, Alec Guay,  Application Engineer at nTopology, walks you through a workflow that takes as input a CFD file and uses the vector component to orient fins that “go with the flow” instead of being evenly spaced and oriented along a wall. He then takes it a step further to alter fin thickness using fields and the Ramp nTop block

Watch and learn how to:

  • Import CFD data in nTopology to drive feature orientation
  • Change feature sizing and spacing using fields
  • Use a Ramp block to control and smoothly alter fin thickness 

Level: Intermediate

Industry: Aerospace, Automotive

Applications: Heat Exchanger Design, Field-Driven Design, Rapid Design Exploration

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Recreate the steps that Alec followed in this nTop Training. To download all the necessary files for this training, please see this link.