Thermal management involves accurate prediction of front end cooling and component temperatures in the vehicle and CD-adapco offers industry-leading solutions that have been adopted by most of the major OEMs and automotive suppliers as part of their design process.
CD-adapco’s flagship code, STAR-CCM+, provides a single integrated environment to go from CAD to results in a streamlined manner, increasing productivity and efficiency and freeing up engineer time for analysis.
CD-adapco was the first company to complete an underhood simulation in the early 90’s.
Since then, the introduction of STAR-CCM+ with automated surface wrapper, models for heat exchanger, fans, radiation and fully-integrated, automated process has proven to be a game-changer in vehicle thermal management.
The automated surface wrapper has enabled our customers to cut-down on their pre-processing time by up to 70% compared to their previous process.
STAR-CCM+ can turn-around a complex front end air flow problem with hundreds of components in 24 hours going from CAD to solution.
On any vehicle, thermal management issues vary in components and scale. A few areas where STAR-CCM+ offers simulation solutions (conduction, convection, radiation, CHT) are: