The use of CAD models and CFD analysis has become an essential part of fluid flow design. To reduce the time spent determining a design, optimization frameworks have been implemented to automate the process. Mesh morphing has been implemented within these frameworks to further reduce the time needed. While optimization methods have been developed to optimize a fluid flow path, the optimum design needs to be recreated in a CAD model. A method has been developed which eliminates the need to recreate the optimal results in CAD. This is accomplished by using mesh morphing, CAD and CFD together in an optimization framework. The method developed has been implemented with a significant time savings over the use of a traditional meshing optimization framework.
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology; Mechanical Engineering
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gough, William Dennis, "Automated Flow Path Design Optimization Using Mesh Morphing" (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 2843.
William Gough, optimization, mesh morphing, intake design, design automation