Aavid has leveraged decades of thermal expertise and empirical data to develop revolutionary new SaaS (Software as a Service) applications for use in thermal modeling. Seeing the industry need for more accurate and easy to use heat pipe modeling and computational design of complex systems, Aavid has developed tools to address these demands. As heat pipes continue to become more essential to effective cooling systems, these applications will allow engineers to apply them more accurately and with greater confidence.
Aavid Genie is an online design tool that allows for simple heat sink design and thermal simulations as well as rapid modeling for feasibility studies at the beginning of more complex design cycles. Heat sinks can be designed and simulated in minutes in a number of fabrication methods and can include the addition of defined flows or heat pipes. Aavid Genie is a pay as you go online application and requires no contracts or subscription fees.
The upcoming Aavid CFD software, currently in beta, will fill the gap in current industry offerings and support more accurate heat pipe modeling, including dry-out alert features, Qmax, and full visualization. In addition to these advanced features, the use of “smart objects” helps guide the user as they design. These objects have embedded physics that define their characteristics and will notify the user if the design will not work. With these calculations in place, a user does not need to be knowledgeable about these components to model them successfully. This unique feature not only saves time, frustration, and the expense of costly experiments, but also educates user as they refine their design.
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