FloEFD Modules & Bridges
Some simulation tasks require special capabilities and physics in order to deliver accurate results. The Advanced Module provides capabilities to consider hypersonic flow for up to Mach 30 and combustion.
The Electronics Cooling Module contains several features that make thermal management simulations of electronic systems more accurate. Besides extended databases of fan curves and packaging material or 2-Resistor components, it also contains specialized features and physics such as a PCB model and joule heating due to current flow. The Electronics Cooling Module is ideal for more detailed simulations of electronics systems.
In order to obtain accurate results in lighting applications, special physics need to be considered. The LED Module is not only suitable for LED lighting applications but also for any other lighting applications. It contains the necessary radiation models such as Discrete Ordinate and Monte Carlo and provides capabilities to absorb radiation in transparent materials and considers refraction such as in lenses. The LED Module is the ideal module for the lighting industry and especially for LEDs, it includes a new unique LED model that provides the junction temperature and hot lumen.
Comfort and safety is an important consideration when designing occupied spaces such as buildings and transportation vehicles such as cars and aircrafts. Special simulation capabilities such as comfort parameters and tracer studies for contaminant distribution simulations help to optimize environment systems. An extended database on building materials and a radiation model that allows improved solar radiation simulation is provided with the HVAC Module.
FloEFD thermal analysis results can be exported to Pro/ Mechanica via the Mechanica Bridge where thermal loads can be used for more accurate structural analysis results.
The Patran Bridge enables users to map thermal loads, convections and pressure results from FloEFD analysis to Patran for structural analysis.
FloEFD can support fluid-structure interaction through a mesh-based parallel code coupling interface. With the aid of the MpCCI® Bridge developed at the Fraunhofer Institute SCAI, CFD analysis data can be exported to a wide range of popular structural simulation programs for finite element analysis (FEA); thereby enabling users to conduct multi-disciplinary analyses.
Solidworks Structural Analysis
Export pressure, temperature and velocity to Solidworks FEA for static and buckling studies.