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

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

Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solution domain is serving engineers from CAD designers to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysts, from aerodynamicists to electronics thermal experts. Our mission is to tear down the boundaries of engineering siloes and enable you to leverage Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation across disciplines and product development cycles.

Explore the most recent release highlights of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions. New enhancements are aimed at helping you:

Run accurate transient thermal analysis at microsecond timescales​

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.

Model the complexity: With Simcenter Flotherm 2210 engineers can now accurately represent sub-microsecond time variations for thermal analysis of power cycling of IC packages, many power semiconductors and other devices and systems

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

Model the complexity with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal

✅ Improve physical realism and insights for DEM simulations
✅ Leverage greater flexibility for liquid fuel spray break-up modeling
✅ Run robust and accurate highly dynamic Fluid-Structure Interaction simulations
✅ Evaluate churning losses for powertrain applications with enhanced accuracy
✅ Model dynamic fluid-vehicle interaction with the non-linear spring model
Run accurate transient thermal analysis at microsecond timescales
✅ IC thermal design: model overlapping powered areas using the Die SmartPart
✅ Improve model fidelity by incorporating a PCB solder mask
✅ Faster specification of Pin or Via material properties on a padstack or group basis
✅ Take advantage of improvements to PCB thermal analysis fidelity options and EDA Bridge workflow
Leverage easy-to-use calculation and simulation apps to reliably predict material properties

Topology Optimization CFD Simulation

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.

Combining Adaptive Mesh Refinement (AMR) with Adjoint-based Topology Optimization in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2210 allows you to explore the possibilities of innovative fluid dynamics solutions with higher fidelity fluid-solid interface representations

Benefit from the latest Simcenter Fluids and Thermal releases to:

Explore the possibilities with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal

✅ Obtain smoother fluid-solid interfaces with built-in AMR for topology optimization
Gain detailed insights into reactivity with integrated orbital visualization for electronic structure characterization

Faster high-fidelity simulations through GPGPU acceleration​

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.

Go faster: GPU-enabled acceleration of high-fidelity CFD models in Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2210 offers significant speed-up and energy-saving potential. Vehicles shown: Aerodynamics on DrivAer TU Munich, DES and aeroacoustics on AeroSUV, FKFS Stuttgart

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

Go faster with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal

Run faster high-fidelity simulations through GPGPU acceleration
✅ Go faster in the simulation setup for vehicle wading simulations thanks to an improved and intuitive initialization
✅ Reduce thermal model creation time by leveraging new visualization enhancements
✅ Perform PCB electro-thermal co-simulation faster with enhanced controls
✅ Leverage much faster CFD meshing and handling of complex or low-quality CAD Geometry
✅ Speed up internal flows analysis within 3D CFD thanks to enhanced 1D Elements
Automatically run simulations at the required level of detail with fully integrated automated parametrization and fragmentation (AFP)

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.

Stay integrated and run simulations on the cloud without leaving your CFD simulation environment. Directly from within Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 2210, Simcenter Cloud HPC now gives you instant access to optimized Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure, configured and managed by Siemens, with no additional setup needed

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

Stay integrated with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal

Get direct access to practically unlimited compute resource from desktop
✅ Improve electronics thermo-mechanical workflow: Export 3D temperature field transient results from CFD to FEA analysis in Simcenter 3D
✅ Leverage Xcelerator Share to set up collaboration projects, synchronize files to cloud storage and more

Simcenter pillars

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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