Optimization of Tesla valve

In this article (link) the No-Moving-Parts valve inspired from the Tesla valve is topology optimized with coupled fluid dynamics. It is a very clever piece of design from the amazing Nikola Tesla that allows easy flow of fluids in one direction but impedes their motion in the other direction, and without any  moving parts. Sen Lin from Chinese Academy of Sciences has taken Tesla’s invention and took it one step forward by optimizing it. We hope there can be some applications someday.


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