What’s new in the Simcenter Fluids & Thermal solution domain

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

Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions are 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:

Explore the possibilities

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.

The latest releases of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal solutions allow you to:

Model the complexity with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal

✅ Make faster side-mirror noise predictions with the Perturbed Convective Wave model (Simcenter STAR-CCM+)
✅ Model the most complex FSI problems including mechanical contacts (Simcenter STAR-CCM+)
✅ Model dynamic fluid-vehicle interaction with a new suspension model (Simcenter SPH Flow)
✅ Learn about PCB about thermal, electro-thermal, thermo-mechanical analysis enhancements in SmartPCB (Simcenter FLOEFD)
✅ Solar radiation: Model haze and pollution influences in the atmosphere using the Turbidity factor (Simcenter FLOEFD)
✅ Discover structural analysis and electromagnetic modeling continued improvements alongside CAD embedded Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) (Simcenter FLOEFD)
✅ Achieve the best accuracy vs speed trade-off with three Thermal Territory types for localized PCB copper trace modeling (Simcenter Flotherm XT)
✅ Increase simulation accuracy with enhanced via and pin filler properties for explicit modeling (Simcenter Flotherm XT)
✅ Predict miscibility for any chemical formulation using the Cohesive Energy Density method (Simcenter Culgi)
✅ Improve permeability predictions using the Nosé-Hoover chain (NHC) algorithm (Simcenter Culgi)

Simulation Templates CFD Automation

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:

Explore the possibilities with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal

✅ Share your simulation results on any device, anytime, anywhere without a license (Simcenter STAR-CCM+)
✅ Easily share and execute templated simulation workflows (Simcenter STAR-CCM+)
✅ Review transient simulation results more clearly and easily with custom factors (Simcenter FLOEFD)
✅ Understand flow patterns in particle-based simulations (Simcenter Culgi)
✅ Characterize materials through Vibrational Infrared (IR) mode analysis (Simcenter Culgi)

Go faster

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 the latest releases of Simcenter Fluids and Thermal to:

Go faster with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal

✅ Run faster, more cost-efficient Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations through GPU enabled acceleration (Simcenter STAR-CCM+)
✅ Create robust multiphase simulations with Implicit Multi-stepping (Simcenter STAR-CCM+)
✅ Launch water runoff and wading simulations through extension of the surface tension model (Simcenter SPH Flow)
✅ Set up simulations faster with an enhanced user interface and workflow automation (Simcenter SPH Flow)
✅ Leverage faster PCB data processing with an improved EDA Bridge interface (Simcenter Flotherm XT)
✅ Leverage improved conduction only solver that is a factor of 10x faster and extract BCI-ROM models quicker (Simcenter Flotherm)
✅ Automate PCB data workflows to thermal analysis with additional Floscript EDA Bridge support (Simcenter Flotherm)
✅ Rapidly explore the design space with concurrent job computation (Simcenter Battery Design Studio)

EMAG CHT CFD Simulation E-machine

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.

Stay integrated with Simcenter Fluids & Thermal

✅ Quickly setup e-machine simulations for high fidelity loss predictions (Simcenter STAR-CCM+)
✅ Connect distributed engineering teams with Xcelerator Share cloud-based collaboration (Simcenter Flotherm)

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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