Heat Transfer
CD-adapco has provided many clients the capability of performing thermal assessments, for electronics cooling, oil and gas applications, and vehicle thermal management (VTM).
  • For heat transfer and conjugate heat transfer simulations, STAR-CCM+ offers a wide range of models, including solar, multi-band and specular thermal radiation (discrete ordinates or surface-to-surface) models. Here, STAR-CCM+ was used to compute the temperatures at component level inside a router and assess the efficiency of the cooling system.
  • STAR-CCM+ is widely used to perform heat transfer and conjugate heat transfer simulations, such as the CPU cooling fan analysis shown here. Rigid body motion allows parts to rotate and/or translate with repect to each other, yielding time-accurate flow date that includes the effects of transient interactions between components.

Prediction of component and material temperatures is at the heart of many design assessments. For complex, multi-mode heat transfer problems, comprehensive simulation is the very best way to understand how the system functions.

Our methods benefit from having accurate modeling of fluid dynamics at the core of the analytical process, while having optimizations within our technique to focus on the predicting accurate thermal results in a timely manner.  Let us bring our experience and the power of high fidelity simulation to bear in answering your design questions.

Even if you have a mature physical testing program, up front simulation can save time and expense by identifying the likely location of peak temperatures and critical heat flow routes.

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