EZXY Plotter

Integrated Plotting Utility

EZXY®, the plotter for CRTech's Thermal Desktop® and SINDA/FLUINT, allows the user to produce X-Y plots of data contained in either SINDA/FLUINT Compressed Solution Results (CSR) folders, SAVE files, or in databases produced by RadCAD®. Formatted text files may also be used as input files.

Charts can be created and saved as individual plot files or as part of a plot set, which is a group of charts which can be refreshed and exported as a group. The information displayed in each chart is controlled by a collection of associated input files. Each plot file may use multiple input files, allowing results to be combined onto a single chart (e.g. to compare different runs, compare test data with predictions. or map heating rates to temperature results). Upon reopening a saved chart, the chart can be updated through the regenerate or refresh commands to reflect any changes that have been made to the associated input files since the chart was last saved.

Charts can be exported as graphic files or the data itself can be exported as text files such as comma- or tab-separated files. When using plot sets, several plots can be exported simultaneously.

Vapor Compression Cycles

Tuesday March 10th, 2pm MST

This webinar explains how the toolbox approach of Thermal Desktop and FloCAD can be used to design and simulate vapor compression cycles at various levels of detail. Applications include heat pumps, automotive climate control, and refrigeration systems.

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Working Fluid Mixtures

Thursday March 12th, 2pm MST

Working fluid mixtures can be as simple as air and water. Or as complex as ... well, air and water.

"Air" might be a simple perfect gas or a collection of real gases ... itself a mixture. "Water" might be a simple nonvolatile approximation of liquid water, or it might be a volatile liquid.

This webinar discusses mixture types, and repercussions such as pressure and temperature range limits. It illustrates both how to set initial conditions and how to determine what is going on in results.

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