This paper presents an industrial application of topology optimization for combined conductive and convective heat transfer problems. The solution is based on a synergy of computer aided design and engineering software tools from Dassault Systemes. The considered physical problem of steady-state heat transfer under convection is simulated using SIMULIA-Abaqus. A corresponding topology optimization feature is provided by SIMULIA-Tosca. By following a standard workflow of design optimization, the proposed solution is able to accommodate practical design scenarios and results in efficient conceptual design proposals. Several design examples with verication results are presented to demonstrate the applicability.
Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2016, Vol 54, Issue 4
Topology optimization; Industrial application; Heat transfer problems; Conduction; Convection