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immortality April 13, 2013 10:27

how to change geometry and related mesh automatically
I want to work on a naca0012 airfoil with a flap and want to find an aerodynamical design for more cl/cd.this optimization should be done according to an algorithm like ant can i change geometry and mesh automatically during run with OpenFOAM?
is there an open source software like dakota for changing in mesh?

ngj April 14, 2013 04:34

Hi Ehsan,

It sounds like you want to do shape optimisation? Maybe you could benefit from a look on the adjointShapeOptimisation solver in OpenFoam (I have never tried it, though).

With respect to mesh motion, then OpenFoam comes with a large suite of mesh-deformation utilities, and in OpenFoam-1.6-ext some code also allows for complex topological changes of the computational domain through a linking to the mesquite software package.

Kind regards,


wyldckat April 14, 2013 08:15

Greetings to all!

BladeDesigner comes to mind... there was a brief talk about it here on the forum:

Best regards,

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