While engineers of previous generations were able to rely on a combination of engineering intuition and experience to design the cooling of their electronic systems, the ever-increasing consumer demands for greater performance in a smaller package, means this type of speculative prototyping is no-longer effective.
Reliance on intuition and trial-and-error prototyping to predict the cooling of complex electronic systems is a certain guarantee for bad results and failure, in addition to burgeoning design and development costs and time. This affects products by decreasing the profit margins, delaying product time to market and increasing product and repair cost. Most importantly, relying solely on physical testing limits the innovation that can be designed into the product.
In this increasingly competitive market place, only numerical simulation can provide the necessary insight into product performance early in the design process. Temperature is a very limiting factor for electronic devices and as devices move to higher power density, the higher temperatures reduce component efficiency and product life.
The need for more sophisticated and intelligent cooling strategies to keep up with rising demands can only be met by designing the electronic systems in an intelligent and sustainable manner using innovative technologies that can identify problems at an early stage. At CD-adapco, we understand this new reality for future electronics systems and have adapted our simulation solutions to offer the best-fit for electronics cooling design.
Our flagship software, STAR-CCM+, offers a no-compromise simulation solution for your Electronics Cooling problems. With STAR-CCM+, there is no simplification of geometry and any complex electronics circuit with its hundreds of components can be handled with ease. Most electronics simulation tools stop with Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) simulations, the most common physics handled in this area.
STAR-CCM+ offers industry leading conduction, convection and radiation modeling capabilities but doesn’t just stop there. Other advanced physics like liquid cooling which required multi-phase capabilities, fan performance and acoustics which can be handled by rotating machinery and aeroacoustics models, hydrogen build-up from battery decay, water intrusion and many more can be handled accurately and effectively within STAR-CCM+.
In short, STAR-CCM+ is a no-compromise simulation solution for the Electronics industry that can: