Adjoint optimization methods provide an excellent method to optimize geometries without having to parametrize them first.
Showcased below is a topology optimization. Two pipes have to be connected, constrained by packaging requirements.
For the optimization a design volume in which the chosen objective should be minimized has to be supplied. In this case it
is a simple box. Within this volume the solver will essentially block the flow where it is detrimental to the objective. A big
advantage of this approach is the speed, as results should be available over night. In addition, often geometries are created
that might not be intuitive or straight forward to come up with.
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