Shape Optimization of Cooling Channels Using Genetic Algorithms

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Jens von Wolfersdorf

ABB, Corporate Research Center, 5405, Baden, Switzerland

E. Achermann

ETH, Institute of Scientific Computing, 8000, Zürich, Switzerland

B. Weigand

ABB, Power Generation Ltd., 5401, Baden, Switzerland

J. Heat Transfer 119(2), 380-388 (May 01, 1997) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2824239 History: Received September 25, 1995; Revised December 20, 1996; Online December 05, 2007


A shape optimization method for convective cooling channels within a two-dimensional heat conduction region is presented. This method combines genetic algorithms with a point heat sink approach that is used to model the heat removal of the cooling channels during the optimization process. The method can be easily combined with the Finite Element Method (FEM) for the calculation of the optimized temperature field distribution.

Copyright © 1997 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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