Siemens Digital Industries Software announced the latest version of Simcenter FLOEFD software, a CAD-embedded computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool. Simcenter FLOEFD software helps users frontload CFD simulation early into the design process to understand the behavior of their concepts. It can reduce the overall simulation time by as much as 75% and it runs seamlessly inside NX software, Solid Edge software, CATIA V5 and Creo. The latest version includes new functions that let designers take advantage of a seamless working environment, as well as enhancements that extend thermal simulation capabilities and lighting applications.
Simcenter FLOEFD includes improvements within process integration, allowing design engineers to implement CFD solutions within their workflow without requiring process changes. Simcenter FLOEFD for NX projects and results can be managed in Teamcenter software. Integrations with HyperLynx software, a suite of analysis and verification software for PCB engineers, allow for enhanced thermal analysis and more accurate simulation of printed circuit boards (PCBs) by taking into account joule heating phenomena.
The latest version of Simcenter FLOEFD also includes expanded capabilities based on Simcenter MAGNET software technology to increase accuracy of thermal simulation by considering electromagnetic phenomena. Direct integration of structural analysis allows CAD-centric users to apply CFD results to perform linear structural stress analysis of complex PCBs accurately. A new interface to Simcenter Nastran software allows easy transfer of CFD results for structural analysis in Simcenter 3D software. In addition, new enhancements for lighting applications include pulse-width modulation of a light source and the simulation of scattering and photoluminescence of phosphor particles, which are used during the manufacture of LEDs.
Siemens Digital Industries Software
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