Topology optimization for heat transfer problems
State of the art topology optimization is implemented in our spectral code, to show the potential of performing various types of optimisations using these highly accurate, and scalable codes. Given the large scale of the problem, the optimization is solved with a gradient based method that relies on adjoint sensitivity analysis. The results show both the feasibility of the method, but also reveal new physical effects identified by the optimization algorithm.
Published in Saglietti et al. Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow 74 (2018) 36-52.