Optimization of a Tesla Microvalve with Transient Flow

Application ID: 101781

This example performs a topological optimization for a Tesla microvalve for an oscillating pressure drop. A Tesla microvalve inhibits backward flow using friction forces rather than moving parts, and therefore the objective is to maximize the average flow rate. The design can be optimized by distributing material within the modeling domain.

This model example illustrates applications of this type that would nominally be built using the following products: