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This course will teach you how to use the FloTHERM thermal analysis software. Complete with instruction and tutorial exercises, the training guides you through all aspects of model building, using SmartParts and libraries, importing data from MCAD and EDA software, sequential optimization and visualization of results. View course highlights ↓


Our instructor-led online classes offer all the benefits of classroom training without the travel. Participate in a live classroom experience, complete with hands-on exercises and course materials, directly from your office.

Date Time Language Price
Jun 9–132014 8–12 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
Jul 21–252014 8–12 PM
English 2,100 USD Register
Oct 20–242014 8–12 PM
English 2,100 USD Register

Course Highlights

You will learn how to

This course is divided into two parts:

  1. The first two days of the course is a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and tutorials designed to introduce you to the basic concepts and different types of conditions. The hands-on tutorials focus on practical examples that you will need for building your own models.
  2. The third day of the course is set aside in order to start building models for applications. This session will include advice on modeling strategies and a way to watch out for. It is suggested that if you have any information on the type of models you would like to build on the course, that you bring them along on the third day.


Day 1

  • Part 1 - Introduction
    • Modeling with FloTHERM
    • Basic Principles
    • Software Tour
  • Part 2 - Creating a FloTherm Model
    • Overview of Modeling Process
    • Creating Basic Geometry
    • Introduction to the Mathematics and Solving Process
    • First Look at Results
  • Part 3 - Advancing the Model
    • Using Building Specific SmartParts
    • Advancing Results Presentation
    • Alternative Results Access
  • Part 4 - Component Modeling and Radiation
    • Modeling Discrete Components
    • Including the Effects of Radiation

Day 2

  • Part 5 - Modeling the Environment and Advanced Grid Use
    • Extending the Model to Include the Surrounding Air
    • Introduction to the Grid Tools and How to Use Them
  • Part 6 - Introduction to Problem Solving
    • Ways of Improving Cooling
    • Diagnosing Solution Problems
    • Obtaining Animated Output
  • Part 7 – Optimizing the Design
    • Introduction to the Command Center
  • Part 8 – Alternative Input Methods
    • Introduction to FloTHERM.PACK
    • Introduction to FLOMCAD
  • Part 9 - Different Applications
    • Discuss Modeling Different Applications
    • Summarize Course

Day 3

    Create your own model – spend the day using the skills learned to set up and solve models of your own application. Any issues can be discussed with the Mentor Graphics staff presenting the course.

Course Details

Intended for

All engineers who have a basic understanding of heat transfer and would like to learn more about thermal modeling of electronic systems using computer simulation and virtual prototyping.

The course is also suitable as a refresher course for existing FloTHERM users.

Prerequisites None
Course Part Number
  • Instructor-led: 240843
  • Live online: 249687
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