Solid Edge introduces new add-ons for Simcenter FLOEFD integration

By Jayne Scheckla

Simcenter FLOEFD™ for Solid Edge® delivers the industry’s leading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis tool for fluid flow and heat transfer. Fully embedded in Solid Edge, Simcenter FLOEFD has intelligent technology at its core to help make CFD easier, faster, and more accurate. It also enables design engineers to frontload CFD, or move simulation early into the design process, allowing users to identify and fix problems earlier, saving time and money and enhancing productivity by up to 40x.

Simcenter FLOEFD for Solid Edge provides optional modules for advanced analyses. Three new add-on modules are now available in Solid Edge.*

Structural module

Targeted specifically at the electronics industry, the new structural module is designed for Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of electronics cooling cases, leveraging the SmartPCB FE model. It allows for a direct use of temperature and pressure loads from the CFD simulation all within one simulation run. Using it coupled with electromagnetic and thermal analyses provides true multiphysics simulation capability. To see how this works, watch the video below.

Extended Design Exploration (HEEDS) module

With this module you can extend the Simcenter FLOEFD parametric study and design comparison functions to drive innovation with design exploration, moving beyond troubleshooting and evaluating designs to discovering better designs faster. The efficient and robust optimization and search functionality of the embedded HEEDS™ SHERPA algorithm leverages multiple global and local search strategies and adapts the search as it learns more about the design space. It doesn’t require specialized algorithmic search expertise and incorporates user intuition with its collaborative search capabilities. The process allows you to identify higher-performing families of designs with minimal simulation time and cost.

Electromagnetic (EMAG) module

The new Electromagnetic (EMAG) module simulates low-frequency electromagnetic effects of Alternating Current-induced (AC) ohmic and iron losses, as well as permanent magnets and the direct coupled CFD simulation, in order to consider these losses in the thermal simulation of components such as in transformers, bus bars, and induction heaters.

Experience the power of Solid Edge simulation tools

*Using these new add-on modules requires a license of Solid Edge and a license of Simcenter FLOEFD. 

Solid Edge is currently running a 50% off special promotion for all simulation products until the end of March, so now is a great time to try these new modules out! Claim your discount →

To learn more about Simcenter FLOEFD for Solid Edge or request a free trial, visit our website.

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