Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solution domain: What’s new?

By Estelle Calohard, Peter Doughty, Simon Fischer and Stephan Gross

Explore how you can leverage computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for an endless range of applications including external aerodynamics, multiphase and reacting flows, electronics cooling, and many more. Look into the most recent release highlights of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions.

Model the complexity – Ensuring decision confidence

Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions allow you to model the complexity all the way from material behavior to the fluid mechanics and the thermal performance of products. We provide you with a range of solutions to help you model the right physics, at the right time, for the right application. This includes coverage for a broad range of physics including flow, thermal, acoustic, motion, structures, and much more.

To model the complexity, the latest releases of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions offer many more capabilities:

  • Efficiently handle complex CAD assemblies
  • Quickly convert tessellated geometries into CAD
  • Tackle high-fidelity E-powertrain simulations with ease
  • Evaluate churning losses and heat transfer for powertrain lubrication applications with enhanced accuracy
  • Predict steady state temperature more accurately for electronics thermal management with IGBT compact model
  • Easy connection to Simcenter NASTRAN non-linear solver, plus large displacement modeling​
  • Take advantage of tolerance-based contacts, thin geometry mesh aspect ratio control
  • Leverage standalone Thermal Territories to choose PCB localized modeling fidelity options
Go faster with GPU-enabled acceleration for an extended set of solvers

Go faster – Achieving speed and agility

For your company to be competitive, you need to find a way to go faster despite products complexity and the need to extensively explore the design space for innovative solutions. Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions enable you to accelerate every step of your simulation workflow and hence turn complexity into a competitive advantage.

Explore more highlights of the latest releases of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal to go faster:

  • Go faster with GPU-enabled acceleration for an extended set of solvers
  • Meshing speed up for CFD directly in CAD (cases of 2-3x faster in terms of scalability)
  • Faster PCB data import: EDA bridge and Smart PCB generation speed up
  • Easier CAD geometry import and handling using Parasolid functionality in the Simcenter Flotherm MCAD Bridge
  • Explore new voxelization quality options and speed enhancements (up to 149x faster)​
  • Faster large model pre-solve load times (up to 10x faster)​
  • Perform quicker design exploration simulations with HEEDS and the dedicated Simcenter Battery Design Studio portal

Explore the possibilities – Enabling insights

Through a systematic and intelligent exploration of the design space, start to gain tremendous value from the models -discover new designs, optimize for performance, and improve robustness from within your CFD software environment -all in a fraction of the time it would take without these methods.

Benefit from the latest Simcenter Fluids and Thermal releases to:

  • Find better designs faster with gradient-based parametric optimization
  • Explore and share engineering results from your browser
  • Quick and reliable validation of complex simulations with point probe table import and multi-valued monitors
  • Save engineering time thanks to a faster and
    more intuitive SPH solution data analysis:
    -visualize physical fields on arbitrary surfaces and free surfaces with velocity field
    -directly import solution files and edit the time series selection
    -easily create compelling visuals with the preview mode

Stay integrated – Connecting all activities

As product development has become increasingly complex, there are more opportunities for misalignment between teams. Balancing trade-offs between performances is therefore important but it can only be achieved by having everyone aligned. Staying integrated means having a digital thread that connects all relevant stakeholders, models, and data.

With the latest releases of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal products, we continue to extend the seamless connection to other engineering solution domains.

  • Get direct access to practically unlimited compute resources from within your simulation environment
  • Produce industrial-grade scenes with liquid realistic rendering of SPH simulations
  • Access computational fluid dynamics capabilities of Simcenter FLOEFD in the multi-physics desktop interface of Simcenter 3D (available via token-based licensing)
  • PLM linkage: Take advantage of Teamcenter item customization and Simcenter FLOEFD XML data model storage
  • Export geometry using the new XTXML Schema to take Simcenter Flotherm XT Package Creator clean CAD-based package models to Simcenter Flotherm to improve your IC package thermal analysis workflow
  • Leverage improved import connectivity for Siemens NX, Solid Edge, and other tools in Simcenter Flotherm

These are just a few of the many new exciting features in the Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solution domain. Learn more about those and further new capabilities in the latest product release blog articles:

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