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20 Mar, 2010

John Parry It was very interesting to read this article about the work IBM are undertaking together with École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) on a 3D stacked architecture for multiple cores. The four year collaborative project, called CMOSAIC, promises to deliver an interconnection density from 100 to 10,000 connections per square millimetre … Read More

LEDs, LED Cooling, Liquid Cooling, CFD, Cold Plate, Automotive LEDs, Thermal Management, Fluid Dynamics, Electronics Cooling, FloEFD

12 Mar, 2010

John Parry Last time I promised I’d drill down into more detail about the difference between the CAD-integrated up-front approach to CFD and CAD-embedded Concurrent CFD. CAD-integrated CFD tools are essentially stand-alone tools launched from within the CAD system whereas Concurrent CFD is fully built into the CAD system. So what’s the real difference between the two? CAD-integrated CFD tools use the same approach … Read More

Upfront Analysis, Traditional CFD, Upfront CFD, CAD Integration, CFD, CAD Embedded, FloEFD, Fluent Design, Concurrent CFD, Design Process

23 Feb, 2010

Boris Marovic Ok, last time I promised you to put a picture of me as Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama on here. Well here it is! What do you think? Now back to the PC model. In the post before the last one I said I will show you the Mainboard and its main features. As you can see I modelled the heat sink in pretty good detail. I did that to show you a little feature of FloEFD™V5 or better said in all of our FloEFD … Read More

FloEFD, FloEFD Project, Electronics Cooling, Thermal Design

23 Feb, 2010

Nazita Saye Double-time.  Instantaneous.  Faster than the speed of light. No… these words do not describe the speed by which I reach a conclusion (although my husband would beg to differ). These words refer to our generation wanting things. We want it now. We can’t wait. We no longer purchase a DVD online and wait for it to arrive – at a touch of a button we stream the movie and watch it immediately. Forget about … Read More

Physical Prototype, CFD, Design Engineer, CAD-Embedded, Oil and Gas, Optimize, Drill Bit, FloEFD

19 Feb, 2010

John Parry Just a very quick post to alert you to the new ElectronicsCooling Magazine web site.  We’ve updated the look of the site to improve navigation ahead of the relaunch of the printed magazine. Here’s just some of the features of the new site: New look and feel Search Improved Article and Content Navigation by author; category (Calculation Corner, New Products, Technical Brief); channel (Industries, … Read More

Thermal Management, Thermal Design, FloEFD, FloTHERM.PCB, Electronics Cooling, Design Process, FloTHERM.PACK, CFD

15 Feb, 2010

John Parry Back in June I posted ‘Air – Is it Running Out of Gas?’ and put forward the view that for general computing applications air isn’t running out of gas just yet. There are a couple of reasons for that. One is that I suspect the general public has concerns about leaks. Most people have passed cars stuck on the highway with a blown heater hose and seen water on the ground, and I’ve had an automotive water … Read More

Liquid Cooling, Fluent Design, Thermal Management, Asetek, CAD Embedded, Apple iMac, Upfront Analysis, Electronics Cooling, FloEFD, Upfront CFD, CFD, Concurrent CFD

15 Feb, 2010

Nazita Saye I normally don’t do posts about these kinds of things but I was really excited to hear this. Recently FloEFD was given an EDN Magazine’s Hot 100 Electronic Products for 2009 award. The Hot 100 consists of EDN’s list of “the products and technologies that in 2009 heated up the electronics world and grabbed the attention of our editors and our readers.” Fantastic! I know I’m a proud parent but FloEFD … Read More

Concurrent CFD, EDN Hot 100, CAD, FloEFD, Physical Prototype, Electronics Cooling, Embedded

26 Jan, 2010

John Parry Using CAD-embedded CFD upfront and throughout the design process is the only way to go when it comes to compressing design schedules. We call this approach Concurrent CFD, as the CFD analysis can be done concurrently with design changes, taking upfront CFD to the next level. The product’s performance can be checked at each design iteration, leading to a more fluent CFD process that gives increased confidence … Read More

Fluid Dynamics, Fluent Design, Upfront Analysis, CAD Integration, CFD, CAD Embedded, Upfront CFD, Electronics Cooling, FloEFD, Concurrent CFD, Design Process

23 Jan, 2010

John Wilson I think that we can all agree that one feature of CFD over test is the ability to visualize where the flow is going.  It is quite easy in CFD analysis tools, at least in our tools, to seed the flow any where within the solution and follow particles upstream and/or downstream.  The limitation of this is that it is the results are qualitative.  CFD has the capability, without an extreme amount of extra … Read More

Flow Visualization, CFD, Concentration, Capture Index, FloEFD, FloVENT, Data Center, Electronics Cooling

21 Jan, 2010

John Parry I’ve been getting some positive feedback on my previous posts on Concurrent CFD so I thought I’d continue with the thread. I’ve described traditional CFD, upfront CFD and concurrent CFD as very different entities - which they are, but I ought to point out that they represent the evolutionary spectrum of how the CFD technology itself has been packaged over the years. Partly this change results from … Read More

Upfront Analysis, Traditional CFD, Upfront CFD, CAD Integration, CFD, CAD Embedded, FloEFD, Fluent Design, Concurrent CFD, Design Flow

18 Jan, 2010

Nazita Saye Don’t worry… I’m not going Sci-Fi on you. I’m talking about reaction forces. What do I mean by reaction forces? Well, when there is a relative motion between a solid object and a surrounding fluid, a force will be placed on the solid due to the pressure variation over the surface of the solid. This force is caused by the change in speed and direction of the fluid. For example, we see reaction forces … Read More

Safety, Reaction Forces, Design Engineer, FloEFD, CFD, Quality, R&D, Physical Prototype

14 Jan, 2010

John Parry Me too, though being in the UK I tend to watch more Formula 1. As part of my job I often come across cool pieces of work done by our customers that we can’t publicise the work for reasons of confidentiality. This work by Voxdale is an exception though. It was done a couple of years back, not that long after Voxdale was founded, which makes it all the more impressive, and was done for Champ Car, now … Read More

Upfront CFD, Upfront Analysis, CAD Integration, CFD, CAD Embedded, FloEFD, Fluent Design, Concurrent CFD, Design Process

11 Jan, 2010

John Parry As promised, here’s the second part of the explanation of why Concurrent CFD is different, or to use a cliché, a paradigm shift in CFD. The animation below looks more closely at why concurrent CFD is different to conventional and upfront CFD. By expanding the CFD process we can see it involves quite a number of steps. In going through the animation you will see that both conventional and upfront CFD … Read More

Upfront CFD, CAD Integration, Concurrent CFD, CAD Embedded, Traditional CFD, Upfront Analysis, FloEFD, Fluent Design

5 Jan, 2010

John Parry Happy New Year everyone. I hope it’s a prosperous and peaceful year for both you and your company. As promised, here’s a Flash animation showing the difference between traditional CFD, upfront CFD and concurrent CFD which needs some introduction. In traditional CFD, the model geometry is first exported from the CAD system. That’s the easy part. The geometry then needs to be re-imported into the CFD … Read More

Upfront CFD, CAD Integration, Concurrent CFD, CAD Embedded, Fluent Design, Traditional CFD, FloEFD

17 Dec, 2009

John Parry If you haven’t come across this short video, it gives a good overview of how FloEFD is blazing a path of least resistance so mechanical designers can streamline their workflow using Concurrent CFD – CFD embedded in the mechanical design environment. Note that it’s ONLY by embedding CFD within the MCAD tool that these time savings can be achieved, and FloEFD is the ONLY Concurrent CFD solution … Read More

Concurrent CFD, Design Process, CFD, Upfront Analysis, FloEFD, Fluent Design

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