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May 14, 2019

Stay Dry, Stay Warm: How Moisture Affects the Thermal Properties of Clothing

ThermoAnalytics headquarters is based in a cold, northern region of the United States. Specifically, the Keweenaw peninsula which juts out into the middle of the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior. This combination of cold weather and ample moisture from the lake creates the perfect recipe for "lake effect snow." This year alone we received 357.2 inches (that's 907.3 centimeters!) of snow. To say the least, we are no stranger to cold weather....

April 03, 2019

The 3 Pivotal Steps to Master Advanced Coupling

Finding the optimal solution to a design challenge almost always requires a complex coupling process. CoTherm, our coupling software, allows you to plan, control, and monitor multi-physics simulations for complex transient simulations like drive cycle scenarios. In order for advanced simulations to be worth your while, it is important to be familiar with the process and prerequisites so you can set yourself up for success. As we transition from discussing the importance of coupling as a whole to the necessity of accurate inputs, we will look at the specific things you must do well in CoTherm to get successful results from advanced simulations....

March 05, 2019

Advancements in Simulation Empower Critical Design Decisions

As an engineer, you are faced with the challenge of developing innovative designs that are functional and reliable but completed quickly and at a low-cost point. Simulation tools have come a long way and can assist in critical decision making. These tools are enabling engineers to create fewer physical prototypes by allowing them to predict temperatures in a variety of scenarios. In this blog, we will show you why accuracy, speed, and the ability to analyze transients are essential to the success of your thermal modeling process. ...

February 13, 2019

3 Strategies for Battery Packaging, Cooling, and System Integration for Electric Vehicles

The battery has emerged as the most prominent energy storage device to meet changing consumer needs in both the electric mobility and stationary energy storage industries.  In fact, all major vehicle original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have goals to aggressively electrify their fleets, adding electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) to their selections—some are even promising to go fully electric in just a few years. As a result, many engineers who have typically worked on conventional vehicles are now being asked to work on EVs and HEVs. As these engineers face the challenges of designing new technologies, the need for modeling and simulation tools for the creation of robust thermal management strategies is critical....

January 25, 2019

How to Shorten Run Times: Leverage the Strengths of TAITherm & CFD Simulations

Engineering teams around the world are in a constant battle to shorten the time to market while producing a product that is highly responsive to the customer. For engineering teams to reach their goals, the best solution is to simulate the product in its operating environment. By pairing a thermal code with your CFD process, you can shorten the overall simulation time and get the results you need by leveraging the strengths of each tool....

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