With funding from DARPA, Intact Solutions (IS) has developed Intact.Generative (IG), a plug-and-play topology optimization (TO) toolkit for structural and heat conduction based problems. In this project, we will extend IG into a robust commercial strength toolkit for TO of thermal/fluid components in thermal control systems. The innovative features of this project include:
The current state of the art (SOA) topology optimization tools need to address several challenges before TO based approaches can become standard practice in the design of thermal/fluid and other components involving multiple physics simulations. Most of these challenges are related to modularization, meshing, automation, and interoperability. Our innovation, IG, adopts a plug-and-play approach based on a decoupled geometry-simulation framework and implicit modeling to seamlessly address these challenges. Consequently, IG will be the perfect tool that can help designers in the development of high-performance thermal control systems that can produces using modern manufacturing techniques.
Intact.Generative can be used to design and optimize thermal/fluid and other components that require multi-physics simulations, in applications such as
Designers can use Intact.Generative to improve the efficiency of multi-functional components, such as that are typically designed for multiple physics considerations, such as aircraft wings, rotorcraft blades, as well as load bearing structures (brackets, chassis, etc.,) in aerospace and automotive applications, and heat sinks & heat exchangers typically used in electronics.