Skip CAD Simplification, Faster Electronics Design Simulation with SimScale
Preparation and simplification of complex CAD models can take away valuable time that might be spent on the design and optimization of electronics cooling devices and thermal management of systems. Engineers need to close the gap from production-ready CAD to simulation-ready CAD in order to facilitate a productive design workflow. To solve this issue, SimScale has implemented a new and robust solver that simplifies heat transfer calculations in complex assemblies and allows for simulation directly after importing the CAD model.
CAD parts are immersed in the background mesh making the contacts and intersections of various parts resolved at the mesh level. The automatic cartesian mesh gives excellent accuracy and, along with the solver being coupled between all solid-fluid regions, leads to faster convergence and design iterations, even on very detailed models. This new feature allows engineers to spend less time on CAD preprocessing and more time focusing on design exploration and team productivity.
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Co-Founder & Product Manager
With a background in computational mechanics and control technology, Alex Fischer worked for 10 years in different product and engineering roles, building a fully cloud and web-based simulation platform. He is a co-founder of SimScale, and leads the company's efforts for thermal management and electronics solutions.
Senior CFD Software Developer
Vuko Vukcevic got his PhD from University of Zagreb, developing computational ship hydrodynamics CFD software with one of the two main authors of OpenFOAM. He currently leads the simulation team at SimScale responsible for developing and integrating solutions around four computational continuum mechanics software.
“We are using SimScale to drive mechanical decisions during design time. Our mechanical engineers use SimScale to test new solutions and to choose the one with a better heat distribution. In particular, we are not interested to estimate the exact temperature in critical areas but instead, we use SimScale to find bottlenecks in heat dissipation and to confirm our thermal solutions by comparing different 3D models and different materials.”
“When I started with SimScale, I knew from my previous experience how simulations are structured and work, but I had forgotten some details over the years. The great tutorials, documentation, and personal conversations with support have brought me up to date within 2 months of using SimScale. I am now well versed and use SimScale even with smaller problems to confirm my pre-calculations and to quickly compare design studies.”
SimScale is the world’s first production-ready SaaS application for simulation. By providing instant access to (CFD) and (FEA) to over 200,000 users, SimScale has moved high-fidelity physics simulation technology from a complex and cost-prohibitive desktop application to a user-friendly cloud application accessible via a subscription-based pricing model.
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