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Optimal Shape Design for Radiative Enclosures Using NURBS

[+] Author Affiliations
Farbod Fakhrabadi, Farshad Kowsary

University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

Paper No. HT2009-88615, pp. 431-435; 5 pages
doi:10.1115/HT2009-88615
From:
  • ASME 2009 Heat Transfer Summer Conference collocated with the InterPACK09 and 3rd Energy Sustainability Conferences
  • Volume 1: Heat Transfer in Energy Systems; Thermophysical Properties; Heat Transfer Equipment; Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment
  • San Francisco, California, USA, July 19–23, 2009
  • Conference Sponsors: Heat Transfer Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4356-7 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3851-8
  • Copyright © 2009 by ASME

abstract

This article presents an optimal shape design methodology for diffuse-walled radiant enclosures. In this study, the shape of the enclosure is parameterized by means of non-uniform rational B-spline (NURBS) surfaces, and their control points represent the design variables. The enclosure geometry is discretized by choosing the parameters of NURBS surfaces as generalized curvilinear coordinates, and the radiosity equation is solved using the infinitesimal-area analysis technique developed by Daun and Hollands [1]. The simplified conjugate-gradient method (SCGM) is used as the optimization method to obtain the optimal shape and adjust the design variables intelligently. The methodology is demonstrated by optimizing the shape profile of a cavity with the objective of enhancing the apparent emittance.

Copyright © 2009 by ASME
Topics: Design , Shapes

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