Computational Investigation of Flow over Geometry Compliant Lattice Structures
With the increasing prevalence of additive manufacturing, geometries that would not have been possible to manufacture just a few years ago are becoming a reality. One example is the ability to create pipes with integral, geometry compliant lattice structures. These compliant lattice structures offer the potential to greatly enhance heat transfer in arbitrary flow passages. This preliminary paper will focus on the development of an isothermal simulation model in OpenFOAM, to model the nature of the flow for a single unit cell, a unit cell screen, and a series of unit cell screens.
J. J. Tinsley et al., "Computational Investigation of Flow over Geometry Compliant Lattice Structures," Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (2018, Pittsburgh, PA), vol. 7, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Nov 2018.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2018-87846
ASME 2018 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2018 (2018: Nov. 9-15, Pittsburgh, PA)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Heat transfer; Manufacture, Computational investigation; Flow passage; Honeywell; Isothermal simulations; Lattice structures; OpenFOAM; Unit cells, Computational geometry
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Article - Conference proceedings
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01 Nov 2018