Accelerate Thermal Modeling

Simplifying CFD Modeling for Common Thermal Solutions


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Accelerate Thermal Modeling

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Since Aavid SmartCFD is designed by thermal engineers with decades of field experience, the software is streamlined to reduce to complexity common modeling challenges during thermal management solution design. Aavid SmartCFD includes preconfigured geometries for common heat sink constructions, improved tools to characterize liquid flow in heat exchanger and cold plate solutions, and solvers to solve multiple fluid flows for heat exchangers.

Read more about how Aavid SmartCFD accelerates thermal design modeling for these common cooling solutions below:

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Heat Sink Design:

Quickly build your heat sink by selecting from preconfigured heat sink types such as extruded, bonded, folded, zipper, or pin fins. All dimensions of the heat sink can be parameterized to evaluate different options efficiently.

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Manufacturing effects such as bonding thermal resistance can be selected from a library and defined in one place. Aavid SmartCFD determines all the interfaces between the base and fins and applies the thermal bonding resistance.



Liquid Cold Plate Design:

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Scripting and parameterization of liquid cold plate geometries in Aavid SmartCFD accelerate modelling and design exploration of Liquid Cold Plates.

Aavid SmartCFD provides full 3D CFD analysis for all types of Liquid Cold Plate designs to analyze flow, pressure drop, and thermal properties. Aavid SmartCFD’s Trials feature automates the characterization of Liquid Cold Plates to produce F-J curve reduced order models (ROMs). For example, Liquid Cold Plate ROMs are utilized in the Network solver to look at full fluid systems with pumps, pipes, connectors, and valves.




Heat Exchanger Design:

Selecting different Aavid SmartCFD solvers to optimize modeling time


Aavid SmartCFD streamlines the analysis of large complex air/air, air/fluid, and fluid/fluid heat exchangers. This is accomplished through the Hybrid Solver approach which uses the CFD solver in the solid domain and the System Solver in the fluid domain.