This report will document the design process of a Fuel Cooled Oil Cooler (FCOC) from initial design in CAD,
process steps in nTop Platform, and final Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis steps in ANSYS CFX. This document should serve as a reference for nTopology users to perform similar simulations on their own designs.
nTop engineers designed, analyzed and printed a fuel-cooled oil cooler using nTop Platform, ANSYS CFX and a new additive aluminum alloy developed by HRL Laboratories. This blog takes you from start to finish in the series that began in late 2019.
Engineers can now use additive manufacturing, topology optimization and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to build, shape, optimize and evaluate designs that were previously impossible to produce.
Software solutions like nTop Platform enable engineers to design medical implants that are biologically-relevant and optimized for osseointegration.
Learn how nTopology's generative design software, nTop Platform, allows engineers to automate workflows, optimize designs, and go right to manufacturing.
Complex modeling operations, often seen as risky or fragile in traditional CAD software, do not fail in nTop Platform. Because of automation, things like large scale fillet operations can be condensed to a property or variable as part of a separate modeling operation.
Everyone wants lighter parts, be it for quicker cars, cheaper air travel, or simply bragging rights at your next group bike ride. But it's often difficult to know where to start, with the endless combinations of materials, processes, and design tools available today. Here's a list of 5 techniques to get you started on putting your parts on a diet.