EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 143, 2017EFM16 – Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2016
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||12 May 2017|
Application of a particle swarm optimization for shape optimization in hydraulic machinery
Viktor Kaplan Dept. of Fluid Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
a Corresponding author: Prokop.Moravec@seznam.cz
Published online: 12 May 2017
A study of shape optimization has become increasingly popular in academia and industry. A typical problem is to find an optimal shape, which minimizes (or maximizes) a certain cost function and satisfies given constraints. Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) has received a lot of attention in past years and is inspired by social behaviour of some animals such as flocking behaviour of birds. This paper focuses on a possibility of a diffuser shape optimization using particle swarm optimization (PSO), which is coupled with CFD simulation. Influence of main parameters of PSO-algorithm and later diffuser shapes obtained with this method are discussed and advantages/disadvantages summarized.
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