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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Electronic Cooling Module

The complete electronic simulation tool

Answer your thermal design questions

The Electronic Cooling Module for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation evaluates thermal properties and cooling requirements for standard components. The module includes both analysis productivity capability and enhanced simulation functionality, giving designers and engineers a great toolset to tackle the tough challenges of electronic packaging.

SOLIDWORKS Cooling Module Features

Test & optimize the thermal performance of PCB & electronic components

PCB Thermal Simulation

Electronic Cooling Tools

Product Engineers can optimize the cooling strategy for electronic components concurrent to the design process using the Electronic Cooling Module. This add-in to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation includes added-value electronic virtual models and an extensive materials library for heat transfer simulation. The additional capabilities include:

  • Airflow Optimization - Ensuring the correct volume of cooling flow to all components is a key engineering challenge. Optimizing the airflow can require moving components and/or creating air baffles and ducts.
  • Product Thermal Design - Overall thermal behavior must be understood to ensure correct product performance, including heat-up/cool-down cycles and maximum temperature under load.
  • Heatsink Selection/Design - Selecting the correct heatsink can be crucial in the operational life of the component to be cooled. The correct heatsink can only be determined with knowledge of the overall airflow and the thermal impacts of the components on the PCB.
  • PCB Thermal Simulation - Studying the PCB in isolation allows the designer to evaluate component placement, use of heat pipes, thermal pads and interface materials.
  • Fan Selection - Optimizing fan selection and placement can have a dramatic impact on the overall thermal performance of a design.
LED Flow Simulation

Industry Specific Tools

Industry Specific Tools in the Electronic Cooling Module are aimed directly for the mechanical engineer designing enclosures for electronic components. The tools are easy to use while providing exceptional simulation power:

  • Joule Heating - Joule heating calculates the steady-state direct electric current in electro-conductive solids and is automatically included in heat transfer calculations.
  • Two Resistor Components - The two resistor compact model is a test that is based on an approved JEDEC standard. It represents a significant increase in accuracy for predicting absolute results, compared to the traditional single resistor metrics of mono-chip electronic packages.
  • Heat Pipes - A simple and pragmatic method for modeling a predominant cooling approach in laptops and other space constrained or conduction cooled designs.
  • PCB Generators - Allows you to obtain the bi-axial thermal conductivity values automatically derived from the PCB structure and the properties of the specified conductor and dielectric materials. A simple and standard approach for determining the physical properties of multi-layer PCB’s.
  • Engineering Database - An enhanced engineering database includes a wide range of new solids, fans, thermo-electric coolers, and two-resistor components. A library of interface materials and solids representing typical IC packages has also been added.

Additional Cooling Module Benefits

SOLIDWORKS Electronics Cooling Module solutions include:

Electronic Cooling

Thermal Analysis

Dedicated SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation tools, augmented with the Electronic Cooling Module, perform complete thermal analysis, quickly and easily testing changes during design before any physical prototypes are built.

Pump Analysis

Fluid Flow Analysis

Determine the impact of a liquid or gas on product performance during the design phase using CAD-embedded SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies provide meaningful insight into the impact of fluid flow, so you can address problems early, reduce the need for costly prototypes, and eliminate rework.

Cooling CFD Analysis

CFD Analysis

CFD simulates fluid (either liquid or gas) passing through or around an object. The analysis can be very complex—for example, containing in one calculation heat transfer, mixing, and unsteady and compressible flows.

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Training

Training to help you get started with CFD analysis

Training Course

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Training Course / Training Passport

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Linear Static

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Technical Support

With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our SOLIDWORKS experts. Which will enhance your software investment and guide you through development challenges.

  • Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
  • Remote Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
  • Regular Communication of software updates and technical tips and tricks.

Upgrades & Resources

Enjoy the latest version of your software and direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by users around the globe.

  • Automatic Upgrades to the most Up-to-date Version of your SOLIDWORKS software.
  • FREE access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for Macros, Documentation, and the ability to submit Enhancement Requests.
  • Full access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for Articles, Tech Tips, and Best Practices.

Online Training & Certification

A MySolidWorks online account is included with your subscription service where you can get answers, stay current, and sharpen your design skills with online training:

  • MySolidWorks Standard Account includes 600+ online tutorial videos.
  • FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).

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