Simulation Driven Thermal Analysis
For a number of products, engineering systems and industrial processes, a safe, reliable and cost effective operation requires the precise control of heat flow paths, thermal losses and input power requirements or output power delivery rates. Traditional analysis methods, such as hand calculations, though useful in carrying out the global sizing and design of these devices often deliver poorly optimised designs.
Using numerical CFD and FEA simulations a more detailed assessment may be carried out on complex geometric designs with non-homogeneous materials and complex thermal boundary conditions such as transient heat sources. In addition to the direct simulation of heat transfer processes – conduction, convection and radiation – other associated physics such as fluid flow, electromagnetic and Joule heating may also be incorporated into the simulation in order to allow a full system assessment of coupled multi-physics technologies. The detailed understanding of the thermal performance of a design can be obtained and used to inform engineering decisions on operation and design optimisation.
SDEA engineers have significant experience in the multi-physics based simulation of induction heating processes for a range of industrial applications such as; mold heating for plastic injection molding, non-destructive crack detection of steel parts and thermal surface treatment of components
Thermal management of components
Heat sink design for thermal management of electronic equipment cooling is commonly used in many industrial applications eventually acting as cooling systems. Both the performance reliability and life expectancy of electronic equipment are inversely related to the component temperature of the equipment so nowadays an optimal management is needed to offer a reliable design.
Moulding process thermal studies
Thermal models for moulding process can help to optimize heating along the curing. SDEA engineering team has broad experience optimizing heating systems and even doing the assessment of different heating technologies.