Solving the flow fields in conduits and networks using energy minimization principle with simulated annealing

@article{Sochi2014SolvingTF,
  title={Solving the flow fields in conduits and networks using energy minimization principle with simulated annealing},
  author={Taha Sochi},
  journal={arXiv: Fluid Dynamics},
  year={2014}
}
  • T. Sochi
  • Published 2 August 2014
  • Engineering
  • arXiv: Fluid Dynamics
In this paper, we propose and test an intuitive assumption that the pressure field in single conduits and networks of interconnected conduits adjusts itself to minimize the total energy consumption required for transporting a specific quantity of fluid. We test this assumption by using linear flow models of Newtonian fluids transported through rigid tubes and networks in conjunction with a simulated annealing (SA) protocol to minimize the total energy cost. All the results confirm our… 

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