Pulley blade shape optimization using Optimate+

Target is to design optimized blade shape on a pulley in order to cool down a rubber that drag a belt.

The blade shape designs are optimized using Optimate+ and  STAR-CCM+® 3D CAD model.

Parameters are defined and 100 simulations are launched in order to find the best design.

Steady simulations are performed with rotation, and the best design giving high heat transfer coefficient and high velocity is found.

Volvo Powertrain
Fabien Lacroix
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07/03/2017 - 2:50pm-07/03/2017 - 3:15pm
Room III
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