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Thermal Analysis in Machine Design with a CAD-Embedded CFD Solution

Heat prefers the path of least resistance, but predicting where and how the heat will move is challenging at best.

Computational fluid dynamics software gives machine builders a better understanding of how mechanical, electronics, and software components will interact to make sure they don’t overheat.

Frontloading simulation with a CAD-embedded CFD solution gives designers and engineers an advantage because they can spot potential issues earlier in the process when it’s easier and less expensive to fix.

Read this white paper and gain a better understanding of heat flow and find out how to control it without building and testing multiple prototypes.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Software for Machine Heat Transfer

Heat and its behavior are complex, which is why computational fluid dynamics software is integral to understanding machine heat transfer.

CFD software has traditionally been handed off to experts during the final-prototype testing phase, but correcting design flaws late in the process and building new physical prototypes can be costly and time-consuming.

Using computational fluid dynamics software earlier in the design process enables engineers to assess and remediate any machine heat transfer issues at a lower overall cost.

That’s why the most successful machine and equipment builders are frontloading thermal analysis in their machine design process.

Thermal Analysis in Machine Design Process

Knowing how heat is traveling, at what speed and where it will go is vital in the machine design process, and it can easily be accomplished early.

Traditional CFD software programs consist of multiple interfaces and going back and forth between CAD and CFD software is time-consuming.

A CAD-embedded CFD solution removes the complications, accelerates the design process, and leads to better designs.

Design engineers can complete thermal analysis in the machine design process with a CAD-embedded CFD solution to analyze where and how heat is traveling.

Multiphysics Modeling and Thermal Simulation for Machine Building

With the right computational fluid dynamics software, design engineers can focus on analyzing the details of temperature distribution in their machines.

Multiphysics modeling and thermal simulation can be used to test multiple what-if scenarios, testing for heat conduction, heat convection, and heat transfer.

Several designs can be tested in a fraction of the time when designers aren’t relying on specialists.

Read the white paper to learn more about frontloading Multiphysics modeling and thermal simulation for machine building.