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Topology Optimization for the Single Phase Flow Using Two Point Flux Approximation Model

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Guang Dong, Yulan Song

Huabei Oilfield Company, PetroChina Co., Ltd., Hebei, China

Paper No. IMECE2013-65475, pp. V009T10A040; 7 pages
  • ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 9: Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids
  • San Diego, California, USA, November 15–21, 2013
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5638-3
  • Copyright © 2013 by ASME


The topology optimization method is extended to solve a single phase flow in porous media optimization problem based on the Two Point Flux Approximation model. In particular, this paper discusses both strong form and matrix form equations for the flow in porous media. The design variables and design objective are well defined for this topology optimization problem, which is based on the Solid Isotropic Material with Penalization approach. The optimization problem is solved by the Generalized Sequential Approximate Optimization algorithm iteratively. To show the effectiveness of the topology optimization in solving the single phase flow in porous media, the examples of two-dimensional grid cell TPFA model with impermeable regions as constrains are presented in the numerical example section.

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