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February 23, 2018

How to Balance Accuracy and Efficiency: When to use Thermal Simulation over CFD?

Simulation software can be a valuable tool in the engineering process by allowing teams to simulate projects early on, enabling users to investigate the effects of various environments and design changes before expensive and labor-intensive prototyping processes....

February 09, 2018

8 Questions to Ask When Building Your Thermal Model

Thermal modeling can be particularly challenging because setting up your thermal simulation can be different every time. Meanwhile, you seek to balance competing priorities within your design. "It should be lightweight! Durable! Affordable!" the list of hopeful attributes is extensive so some compromise will have to occur. You can better decide where those accommodations can be made with an accurate thermal model. ...

September 11, 2017

Why Thermal Sensation & Comfort Are Vital to HVAC Design

It's a hot August day. You're in the car on the way to a wedding. You have the air conditioning blasting. But as the sun beats down through the windshield, sweat collects on your spine as you lean into the seat....

July 07, 2017

Automotive Simulation is Driving Toward User-Centered Design

"How does it feel?" the car salesman asks as he leans over the open driver's side door. The prospective buyer returns a few good comments as well as some concerns. The salesman then offers some consoling details about how the different features of the car will perform and ease the life of the user....

May 25, 2017

How to Overcome the Challenges of Exhaust Simulation

The automotive industry has been struggling to accurately predict the thermal performance of a vehicle’s exhaust system for the better part of 15 years. Due to the internal gas flow complexity inherent in a vehicle’s exhaust system, it has historically been one of the most difficult systems to model and predict — and among the most expensive due to the computational requirements....

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