This presentation is an overview of CRTech SpaceClaim. CRTech SpaceClaim™ enables Thermal Desktop users to import CAD parts and assemblies from virtually any CAD format (including STEP and IGES), simplify and heal the geometry, then send it to Thermal Desktop for meshing. New geometry can also be added using sketch-like Direct Modeling CAD technology, and the parts can be modified easily if the design changes.
This video describes an important add-on module to CRTech SpaceClaim. More than just advanced meshing, this module helps prepare a thermal model from a complex assembly. Learn how you can mark up the CAD drawing such that it can be linked, ready-to-run, within an awaiting Thermal Desktop model. If the design changes, push/pull to snap to the new geometry, and you're one button away from re-running the whole thermal model.
This video explains how to model heat pipes using FloCAD. This class will consist mostly of presentation, with a quick demonstration of a constant-conductance heat pipe being built and solved, and then gas and a reservoir will be added to make it a VCHP.
The philosophy behind our specific approach for heat pipe simulation will be discussed in detail along with a brief explanation of the numerical approach. The types of geometries that can be generated by FloCAD pipes will be presented. Advanced topics such as LHPs (loop heat pipes), vapor chamber fins, and future expansions to CCHP/VCHP modeling will be briefly discussed.
beginner-level knowledge of SINDA and Thermal Desktop.
presentation and demonstration will describe the application
of the Reliability Engineering module in SINDA/FLUINT, as accessed
via Thermal Desktop’s Case Set Manager. The purpose of
the Reliability Engineering modules is to statistically evaluate
the likelihood that a design will exceed various failure limits
or other thresholds. Users will learn how to declare uncertainties
and to define their variations as probability distribution functions
(e.g., bell curves, uniform distributions). They will learn the
basic sampling techniques available, and how to interpret results,
including using histograms and hindsight (post-analysis) queries.
An example problem will be worked interactively. Reliability-based
optimization, including the synthesis of both design parameters
as well as their tolerances, will be briefly discussed.
understanding of Thermal Desktop and SINDA/FLUINT operation,
including Symbols and Registers class or equivalent experience.
This presentation will describe basic two-phase flow phenomena including boiling and condensation, flow regimes, pressure drop and void fraction predictions, slip and homogeneous flow, phasic equilibrium and nonequilibrium. The focus is not on SINDA/FLUINT usage so much as on understanding the basic phenomena. Nonetheless, the types of phenomena that can be modeled and the magnitude of uncertainties involved will be noted, and demonstration models and results will be presented. Details of code usage are covered by other topic-specific classes
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of heat transfer, thermodynamics, single-phase flow.