Optimization of an ANSYS CFD Model

HEEDS MDO was successfully used to automate and optimize an ANSYS CFX CFD model. The optimization was performed by creating a series of session files that would automatically manipulate design geometry, CFD model characteristics, and CFD model results generated in a number of different tools. The optimization was limited to modifying only the blade design on the pump side of the torque converter, but still produced almost 20% improvement in pump torque. 
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