Resources for setting up your first project in Aavid Genie
Aavid Genie is a free thermal design software application available online. The Genie guides engineers through the thermal solution design process with helpful tips and real-time thermal performance estimates. With the Aavid Genie, it is easy to design and simulate your air cooled heat sink in under 15 minutes.
Once you input your requirements and design parameters, Aavid Genie calculates the most optimum heat sink designs to fit your needs. These design options can be ranked by size, mass, thermal performance, and pressure drop to help you choose the right fabrication and flow rate for your application. The heat sink design tool then walks you through additional customization options such as adding more fins, heat pipes, and flow rates. Lastly, you place your heat sources on the base of your heat sink. Aavid Genie allows for multiple heat sources of varying size and shapes as well as adding uniform heat loads.
After you run your thermal simulation, the Genie offers several next steps for making your heat sink a reality:
To optimize your heat sink design and thermal performance and to save time within the Aavid Genie app, it is best to have as much information as possible before you begin designing. Below is a checklist of all the parameters and key considerations that you would need to develop and run thermal simulations for your custom heat sink.
It's ok to start using Aavid Genie without all necessary information. Aavid Genie saves your progress through every step of the heat sink design process. If you need to pause a project, your inputs will be saved and ready for you when you come back. You may also go back and change inputs as needed up until you choose to run a thermal simulation.
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To get an in-depth experience on how to use Aavid Genie, watch the Aavid Genie Project Tutorial. This 12-minute video goes through the whole Aavid Genie process from registration, logging in, and every option available in Aavid Genie during an example heat sink design process in real time.
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Here’s a list of Aavid Genie topics where we go into a deeper explanation on how to use Aavid Genie or what some of the features exactly are.
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Aavid Genie Frequently Asked Questions
Changing Default Language in Aavid Genie
Aavid Genie Working Envelope
Defining Heat Source Power
Considering Environmental Conditions
Heat Pipe Placement in Aavid Genie
Ducted vs. Bypass Flow
Heat Sink Orientation in Relation to Heat Sources in the Aavid Genie App
What are Thermal Interface Materials
Applying Thermal Interface Material in Aavid Genie
Aavid Genie Heat Sink Drawing and Models
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