Mechanical Analysis

Accelerating innovation with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Thermal Characterization

The Mentor Graphics CFD simulation and thermal test products have led the market for 27 years, providing a broad portfolio of best-in-class simulation, analysis, and test/measurement solutions.

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FloTHERM is the undisputed world leader for electronics thermal analysis, with a 98 percent user recommendation rating.

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FloEFD is the concurrent CFD approach that spans up-front conceptual design from working prototypes to finished product.

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FloTHERM uses advanced CFD techniques to predict airflow, temperature, and heat transfer in components, boards, and complete systems, including racks and data centers. It's also the industry's best solution for integration with MCAD and EDA software.

It supports more users, application examples, libraries and published technical papers than any competing product.

 

Key Features include:

 

  • Accelerated Thermal Design Workflow
  • Robust Meshing and Fast Solver
  • Usability and Intelligent Thermal Models
  • Thermal Characterisation and Analysis from Component to System

 

Customer Success

Simulation helped us identify potential thermal and stress issues prior to first silicon. By iterating on the design of both the chip and the test equipment in advance, we were able to avoid problems that otherwise might have created costly delays. The availability of new software that not only addresses thermal management issues but also automatically calculates the resulting thermal stresses played a key role in our success.” 

Senior Engineer for AMD

The FloEFD concurrent CFD approach spans up-front conceptual design from working prototypes to finished product. Fast to learn and easy to use, FloEFD eliminates the workflow complexity and meshing overheads of old-school CFD software.

FloEFD is fast to learn and easy to use. FloEFD is the only CFD software with user interfaces in Japanese, Chinese, French, German and Russian.

 

Customer Success

Simulation helped us identify potential thermal and stress issues prior to first silicon. By iterating on the design of both the chip and the test equipment in advance, we were able to avoid problems that otherwise might have created costly delays. The availability of new software that not only addresses thermal management issues but also automatically calculates the resulting thermal stresses played a key role in our success.” 

Senior Engineer for AMD

 

 

FloEFD is the only fully CAD-embedded CFD software on the market

 

FloEFD helps design engineers conduct up-front, concurrent CFD analysis using the familiar MCAD interface. This reduces design times by orders of magnitude when compared to traditional methods and products.

 

Concurrent CFD can reduce simulation time by as much as 65 to 75 percent over traditional CFD tools. It allows optimization of product performance and reliability while also reducing physical prototyping and development costs, without time or material penalties.

 

  • Embedded in the leading CAD systems for concurrent design simulation
  • Easy-to-use with full-featured 3D fluid flow and heat transfer analysis
  • Numerous engineering models such as porous media, PCB and LED model
  • Electronics cooling module for detailed thermal modeling of electronic models
  • HVAC module for detailed modeling of HVAC applications, including comfort parameters
  • Automated Cartesian immersed boundary mesher
  • Advanced module for more detailed modeling of advanced flow features such as combustion and hypersonic flow
  • LED module for more accurate thermal modeling of LEDs and other lighting sources with LED thermal model and Monte Carlo radiation model
  • Up to 75% faster simulation cycle with CAD embedded Concurrent CFD

 

25 Years of Flotherm

FloTHERM has been enabling engineers from a wide range of industries for 25 years. FloTHERM has helped these industries to create virtual models of electronic equipment, perform thermal analysis, and test design modifications quickly and easily before any physical prototypes are built.

Some simulation tasks require special capabilities and physics in order to deliver accurate results. The Advanced Module provides capabilities to consider hypersonic flow for up to Mach 30 and combustion

FloEFD is a full-featured 3D computational fluid dynamics analysis solution built into major MCAD systems such as Creo, CATIA V5, Siemens NX and SolidWorks. It tightly integrates with Inventor and SolidEdge.

Electrical Harness Design

Unrivalled leading edge solutions for electrical wiring and harness design.  Class leading solutions used the world over. 

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PCB Design Systems

40% market share in PCB design.  Industry leading, scalable, high productivity, cost effective design solution. 

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