Special Issue "Flow-Based Optimization of Products or Devices"
A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2019).
Flow-based optimization of products and devices is an immature field compared to corresponding optimization based on solid mechanics. However, it is an essential part of components with both internal and/or external flow. Examples of the quantities which can be optimized for flow include:
- pressure drop
- pressure transients
- flow noise
- turbulent mixing
- heat transfer
- energy/particle confinement in fusion plasmas
- fluidic oscillators
- rheology measurements
- velocity profile symmetry
- manifold distribution
Flow-based optimization can be achieved by e.g. coupling of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and optimization software; both open-source and commercial options exist. We invite contributions applying CFD-only or coupled approaches. Model-based (1D) optimization is also within the scope of this special issue. The motivation for flow-based optimization can be to improve performance, reduced size/cost, extract additional information or a combination of these objectives. The outcome of the optimization may be geometries which are more suitable for additive manufacturing instead of traditional subtractive manufacturing. Both original research and review papers are welcome.
Dr. Nils Tångefjord Basse
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- flow-based optimization
- internal and/or external flow
- modelling and simulation
- additive manufacturing