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Old   April 21, 2008, 00:03
Default CFD-driven design generation/optimization
Bill Porter
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I posted this in the FloWorks forum but noticed there's way more activity in the Ansys-related forums so forgive my crosspost.

I saw a demonstration of Vanderplaats' Genesis software where the specific needs, materials, and constraints of a part were inputted, and the software then generated a model. The software optimized the shape to the specified criteria.

Is this possible with any CFD-related software? If so, which?

I'm designing a simple elbow for airflow to pass through two known flanges fixed in space and dimension. I am looking to optimize this elbow by having software tell me the geometry between the two flanges rather than have me take SWAG's over and over as I test them via CFD and crudely hone in on a design.

Thanks in advance for any help!


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Old   April 23, 2008, 12:53
Default Re: CFD-driven design generation/optimization
Optimal LLC
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We have been actively developing user-friendly CFD-based design optimization software and anticipate having prototype software out soon.

If you are interested in participating as a potential alpha tester of the software, let me encourage to sign up by taking The CFD Pain Survey, found at

We'd love to have your and others direct input during our current software development cycle.

Regards, Greg
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