Engineering Edge Volume 3, Issue 1
Driving Flanders to Electric Powertrain Innovation
Voxdale chose the FloEFD 3D CFD package that’s embedded in PTC Creo as the simulation tool for designing thermal aspects of the Battery Modules because of its ease of use and easy meshing methodology...
In 2009, eight teenage students from schools in Victoria, Australia, began an exciting journey that would lead them to meet F1™ boss, Bernie Eccelstone as his VIP guests at the American F1 Grand Prix as winners of the prestigious Formula 1 in Schools Program.
Accurate 1D Thermo - Fluid Simulation in Real - Time Environments
Flowmaster is able to accurately model a wide range of thermo-fluid systems but these simulations are often not able to run natively in real-time, making them unsuitable for coupling with an HIL environment. However, Flowmaster can generate Response-Surfaces that characterize the behavior of its models.
Bromley Post-Sochi Update: You don’t learn if you’re standing still
Laser metrology of athletes is used in conjunction with FloEFD in order to produce simulations upon which design decisions can confidently be drawn.
Co-Simulation capabilities from xMOD™
As key enabler of collaborative development, co-simulation platform tools (also known as coupling environments or middleware), are finding growing popularity as a means of solving the ever more technically complex challenges that face automotive and aerospace system designers.
Comparing Tablet Natural Convection Cooling Efficiency
Building an accurate thermal model of the tablet allows the designer to rapidly test the effect of design and material changes without incurring the cost and schedule delays of testing prototypes. This speeds time to market and lowers development costs.
Driving Flanders to Electric Powertrain Innovation
Voxdale chose the FloEFD 3D CFD package that’s embedded in PTC Creo as the simulation tool for designing thermal aspects of the Battery Modules because of its ease of use and easy meshing methodology for complex repeated geometries.
FloEFD for Cyclone Simulation
This FloEFD CFD study is particularly interesting as the k-ε turbulence model is generally regarded as not being suitable for the swirling flow that obviously plays such a prominent role in a cyclone. It therefore provides an excellent dataset against which to judge FloEFD’s enhanced k-ε turbulence model. [
Getting Heat Out
If we examine typical military electronics CPU Modules and Mezzanines over the last few decades, what is very clear is that their Power levels have increased dramatically. The VPX, formerly known as VITA 46, is an ANSI standard (ANSI/VITA 46.0-2007) that provides VMEbus-based (Versa Module Europa bus) systems for CPUs with support for switched fabrics over a new high speed connector.
How To... Get Hot Lumens in situ from FloEFD’s unique LED Module
Occasionally a software product or module comes along that stimulates interest in a new technical area and can even prove to be a game changer. Read more about the the LED module for the 3D CFD product, FloEFD.
Implementing Practical Fan Curves in Datacenter Simulations
Datacenters are among the most energy consuming facilities. The current trend is continuously increasing to satisfy the growing needs of E-commerce and other revolutionary technologies such as cloud computing. We use CFD, to model variable flow devices that exist in a typical datacenter.
Influence of Power Cycling Strategy on IGBT Lifetime - A Case Study
Mentor’s Power Tester 1500A is designed to automate the process of qualifying the reliability of parts to make a good estimate for the power module’s lifetime during service, and to identify weaknesses that can be removed during development thereby increasing reliability and lifetime.
Model Based System Engineering at the Aeronautical Development Agency
Mentor's Flowmaster® 1D CFD software was brought in by ADA as a complementary tool to existing theoretical and physical test procedures. Flowmaster allowed the group to achieve more accurate predictions of system performance at all stages of the design loop.
New Release: MicReD® Industrial Power Tester 1500A
Introducing the new MicReD® Industrial Power Tester 1500A for power cycling and thermal testing of electronics components to simulate and measure lifetime performance.
New Release: FloTHERM V10.0
FloTHERM V10.0 is a significant user experience, with several functionality and usability enhancements.
Seiko Epson Corporation - Empowering Engineers since 1989
By adopting FloEFD, Seiko Epson designers were able to affect designs as they developed, with the confidence that any discrepancies in results would be picked up by the analysis team during testing.
There’s an App for that!
Now that our phones are to the guidance computer used on the NASA Apollo missions, as a flick-book is to a high definition television, it follows that there are more and more mobile applications with the potential to make the life of the average engineer easier.
Thermal Efficiency: Facebook’s Datacenter Server Design
Facebook calculate that over a three year period, new server designs alone will deliver at least 19% more throughput, cost approximately 10% less, and use several tons less raw materials to build than a comparable datacenter of the same power budget,
Upgrading a Biomass Furnace: A Simulation Driven Approach
In April 2013, Cofely Fabricom E&E was awarded a turnkey revamping contract to improve the reliability and performance of the biomass furnace of the cogeneration unit in Sart-Tilman, Liège, Belgium, which is part of the central heat production and distribution across the Université de Liège (ULG) and the CHU University Hospital.