Optimization of an outdoor LED lamp post heat sink

A CFD analysis using Optimate+ has resulted in a 30% cost reduction of serially produced heat sinks.

Cyclone Lighting provides superior quality lamp posts for outdoor environments. As part of the continuous research and innovation for efficient products, Cyclone teamed up with Creaform to optimize the heat sink of a new LED lamp post model. The project consisted of using CFD simulations and optimization algorithms to find the most effective heat sink design for this new product.

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.

HPC design exploration for a 500 MW oxy-coal fired

High performance computing design exploration for a 500 MW oxy-coal fired boiler using STAR-CCM+ and OPTIMATE+