Smart Objects in Aavid SmartCFD

Aavid SmartCFD benefits from decades of empirical data collected by the leading thermal design engineers in the industry. Aavid SmartCFD utilizes this data in complex algorithms for accurate and correlated component performance for objects like heat pipes, LED modules, and TECs and TEGs. Users of Aavid SmartCFD can be confident of reported performance since the real world functionality of these advanced assembly components are integrated within the simulation software.

Heat Pipes

Effective and accurate heat pipe modeling is difficult and time consuming. There is substantial room for error in current software since engineers are forced to make assumptions, create work arounds, cannot effectively predict dry out and make concessions in model accuracy.

Aavid SmartCFD enables users to quickly and effectively construct correlated models for heat pipes and complete heat pipe assemblies utilizing advanced swept geometry tools. The software takes into account heat pipe construction detailed such as heat pipe diameter, wick thickness, geometry such as bends or flatness and gravity orientation when calculating each heat pipe’s performance. Aavid SmartCFD’s enhanced meshing capabilities and smart correlations accurately predict performance and dry out conditions in detailed component level reports.

LED Modules

Thermoelectric Coolers and Thermoelectric Generators (TECs/TEGs)

Aavid SmartCFD includes advanced modeling capabilities for Thermoelectric Coolers and Thermoelectric Generators (TECs/TEGs). TEGs and TECs are modeled with full 3D discretization of both the fluid and solid portions of the device. This level of detail is so Aavid SmartCFD can accurately predict the Joule and Thomson effects within TECs and TEGs while including spreading and non-uniform conduction through elements. The 3D model also allows the user to build and simulate multi stage TECs accurately.

The detailed option for the TEC constructs each of the couples individually and allow the user to have different cross section dimensions for the N and P couples in the TEC. Aavid SmartCFD is the only software that provides the user with a detailed report on the performance of the TEC, including heat pumped on both the hot and cold sides, the coefficient of performance (COP), and Joule heating.