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Introduction to FloTHERM

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Overview

During this technical session, we will demonstrate how to build a thermal analysis model by using existing EDA and CAD information along with libraries. Next, we will discuss how to solve and analyze the results in FloTHERM. The session will particularly focus on extracting valuable information such as airflow pattern, pressure drop and temperature distribution on the board and components. The last part of the demonstration will look at optimizing the design to improve critical component temperatures.

What is FloTHERM?

FloTHERM is a 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics software that predicts airflow and heat transfer in and around electronic equipment, including the coupled effects of conduction, convection and radiation. FloTHERM is a leader in thermal analysis software for the electronics industry, with more users, application examples, thermal model libraries and published technical papers than all its competitors, combined.

What You Will Learn

  • How to build a thermal analysis model by using existing EDA and CAD information and libraries
  • How to solve and analyze the results in FloTHERM
  • How to extract valuable information such as airflow pattern, pressure drop and temperature distribution on the board and components
  • How to optimize the design to improve critical component temperatures

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Alexandra Francois-Saint-Cyr

Alexandra Francois-Saint-Cyr is the Applications Engineering Manager for North America at Mentor Graphics, Mechanical Analysis Division (Previously Flomerics). For the past 8 years, she has been working on promoting the use of the Mentor Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software by conducting training classes, seminars and software demonstrations.

After graduating from ESSTIN, France’s State Graduate School of Engineering back in 1997, Alex studied to improve passenger comfort in the trains at Alstom Transport by using CFD software FloVENT. In 1999, she moved to the United States where she received her MSME from the University of Central Florida. There she worked on a meso-scale centrifugal compressor project, her research leading to the ‘Best Technical Paper’ award in the Advanced Energy Systems Division at the International ASME show in 2000

Who Should View

Anyone who would like to learn about thermal simulation of electronic equipment.

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