Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation and thermal analysis are vital tools in calculating the thermal performance and cooling strategies required in modern electronic components. Accurate design simulations allow engineers to quickly predict the temperature and heat distribution in and around an electronic system, enabling smarter design decisions and cost comparisons of different cooling techniques.
This live demonstration explores how to evaluate various cooling options for electronics applications using SimScale. Our applications engineers focus on the two most common cooling options: natural convection and fan-assisted cooling. You will learn how to set up and run a complete simulation of an electronics enclosure step by step, including how to:
- Import a CAD model and prepare a simulation
- Quickly mesh your model
- Set up the boundary conditions and simulate
- Post-process and visualize your results
- Compare the thermal performance of cooling options
Who Should Watch?
- Electronics designers working on the thermal performance of enclosures, PCBs, heat sinks, and related equipment
- Thermal engineers looking to reduce the cost of cooling
- Engineers wanting to test the performance of electronic components
- Anyone interested in simulation and modeling of electronics