Benefits of CFD Thermal Analysis Services tools to Engineers and Fluidic Heat Analysts

Posted by: Admin | Posted on: August 13th, 2012

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a part of fluid mechanics that deals with the study of interactions between fluids and surfaces under prescribed boundary conditions.

Among various applications of CFD thermal analysis is one of the most popular one. Many government research organizations, academic institutions and defense research organizations have been using the CFD thermal analysis services to solve various problems arising in the study, design and development of components involving fluid-surface interactions.

The process of CFD thermal analysis begins as soon a thermal design model is identified. Numerical simulation features available in CFD makes the thermal analysis less complicated as the interactions between the fluid and the solid surfaces can be visualized with greater ease.

Basically, a typical heat transfer takes place through three modes, these are:

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation

Neither of these occurs one at a time in an isolated manner. So, the study of the simultaneous occurrences of these processes becomes practically challenging.

CFD thermal analysis services can be used for studying and analyzing these intricate real world engineering problems. With these modern analysis tools, it is possible to capture all these process as they occur and study them individually.

These thermal analysis tools find major applications in the following industries:

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Design of Electronic components
  • Avionics
  • Defense

The above list is not exhaustive and any application that requires the study of fluid surface interaction with complex flow routines can be included in it.

In automotive industries, CFD is used to study the flow and interaction of ambient temperature inside the car body to achieve perfect ergonomic arrangement. In electronic component design, engineers use this for identifying and evaluating hotspots.

The advantage of these tools is that they enable thermal analysis even in regions where it is physically impossible to measure the heat flow. With further advancements in graphical output of the numerical data, CFD thermal analysis services can take the study of fluidic thermal flows to even greater heights.