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CFD Cooling Analysis for Electronics Systems

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Learn how to use Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Analysis to detect, optimize, and solve thermal issues in Electronic Systems.  If you have experienced the costs of product thermal failures or significant late stage design reworks based on prototype thermal testing, you will know the value of learning and applying good design practices for thermal management of electronics products in the design cycle.

CFD for electronics cooling allows engineers the means to predict airflow and temperature of electronic components earlier in the development process to ensure reliable performance in the field.

In this online presentation we will demonstrate how to use FloTHERM to build a thermal analysis model of an electronics PCB board within an electronics enclosure for thermal analysis.  A cooling scenario will be solved and results analyzed including airflow patterns, pressure drops, and temperature distributions on the board and components.

What You Will Learn

  • How to build a thermal analysis model of a product and review of electronics cooling challenges for different scenarios
  • How to solve and analyze the results
  • How to extract valuable information such as airflow pattern, pressure drop and temperature distribution
  • How to optimize the design to improve critical component temperatures

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Prasad Tota

Prasad Tota began his employment with Mentor Graphics (formerly Flomerics) as a Thermal Consultant engineer in Jan 2008. His expertise is in performing fluid flow and thermal analysis using CFD tools offered by Mentor Graphics. He is experienced in delivering software training for Mentor's suite of products, customer support, consulting and application engineering.

He is currently an Application Engineer at Mentor Graphics in Marlboro, MA.

Prior to this Prasad was working as CFD Engineer at Flow Science Inc, Santa Fe NM, where he was providing technical support to the users of their CFD software Flow3D. Prasad graduated from Iowa State University in 2006 with Masters in Aerospace Engineering. He obtained his Bachelor of Technology from Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay in 2004 in Aerospace Engineering.

Who Should View

  • Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineers
  • PCB/Layout Designers
  • PADS, Expedition, and Allegro users

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