Simcenter Flotherm XT is a CAD-centric electronics cooling CFD software that allows thermal engineers to streamline development and enhance thermal management of electronics at an earlier stage by integrating ECAD and MCAD design workflows.
Optimizing the cooling of a deep learning machine using Simcenter Flotherm XT
Compress the electronics thermal design process
By integrating mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) and electronic design automation (EDA) design flows with thermal design, analysis process times can be reduced by at least 2x (compared to traditional simulation tools).
Incorporate EDA data quickly
Simcenter Flotherm XT EDA Bridge is a software tool that allows you to import board and component layout data easily, making it easier to handle the complexity of electronic computer-aided design (ECAD) data. It provides the ability to quickly make modifications to position, size, orientation, shape, and modeling level. The EDA Bridge supports all leading EDA software vendor file formats, including ODB++.
Handle CAD geometry complexity with a CAD-centric interface
Simcenter Flotherm XT offers a CAD-centric user interface and a geometry engine that can handle complex, curved, and arbitrary shapes found in modern electronics products. Users can quickly become proficient with the software because of its short learning curve and advanced CAD modeling capabilities, which include the import of all major file formats, manipulation, and geometry modification. Additionally, users can access a wide range of SmartParts and libraries of popular electronic components, both geometric and non-geometric, for fast and accurate model creation.
Perform parametric studies and thermal management optimization
Simcenter Flotherm XT offers an integrated environment that enables users to define, solve, and analyze thermal designs by using parametric variations of geometry, attributes, and solution parameters. This helps to optimize the design process. Users can also set up multiple studies using Design of Experiments, which varies parameters to ensure comprehensive coverage of the design field.
Transient thermal analysis
Simcenter Flotherm XT has automated meshing capabilities using a robust Cartesian-based mesh with SmartCell™ meshing technology. During simulation setup, users can set controls, and the software will automatically refine the mesh around small geometric features and thin gaps associated with complex electronic assemblies. This means that CAD geometry of any complexity can be handled without the need for user simplification. In addition, Simcenter Flotherm XT’s efficient solver is capable of multicore parallel support, which speeds up the simulation process.