Anywhere you find oil, fuel, or electronics in a high-performance device, you are going to find a heat exchanger. To fully optimize heat exchanger design, engineers need to maximize the surface area that exists between the hot side and the cool side.This means that, often for high performance designs, engineers are looking to produce complex internal channels with very thin, high aspect ratio walls.
Until now, complex, multi-part assemblies have been used to increase the surface area available for heat dissipation and/or transfer.However, these processes are inefficient and have practical limits on optimization.
Join our webinar to see how engineers are pushing the boundaries of heat exchanger design and overcoming the barriers to production.
Heat exchanger optimization
Using nTopology software to reach an optimized design
Overcoming manufacturing challenges with VELO3D
Will has over 14 years of design & systems engineering experience in jet engines, race cars, & additive manufacturing. Prior to being an engineer, he operated nuclear power plants in the United States Navy. He holds 18 patents and is fluent in both English and French. Will holds a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and is currently finishing his Masters at University of Cincinnati.
Dr. O'Hara joined nTopology in April 2019 after 20 years of military service in the United States Air Force as a Developmental Engineer. His technical focus is on the application of Mechanical Structures and Structural Dynamics to Aerospace Systems. Areas of interest include turbine engines, laminate composites, meta-materials, and additive manufacturing. Prior to starting at nTopology, he was in academia as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the US Air Force Institute of Technology.