CFdesign v10 Introduction

Saket Chaudhary
Technical Manager - ASIA

V10 Capabilities - NEW p
Thermo Electric Coolers Quick Convection Tools Cavitation Prediction Distributed Computing CFD-tv

Thermo Electric Coolers: Chip Cooling & Beyond

Case for transporting IV fluid Freeze tissue samples for medical testing

Cooling of electronic components in highp temperature environments

Telecommunication equipment

Thermal Electric Cooler Example

Heat Sink and Chip with Thermal Electric Cooler p Heat Sink and Chip without Thermal Electric Cooler p

Usage: TEC

1. After selecting the part, choose Thermoelectric Component as the material type type. 2. There are several manufacturer-supplied components to choose from, or define the device with the Material Editor Editor. 3. A TEC Surface is needed as part of the material definition—this is the sensing location for the device It is the location for either the target cold device. or target hot temperature.

Quick Convection Tools

Quick Convection
Problem • A rigorous N-S solution is sometimes overkill f t d ti kill for trend identification early in the design process. Natural Convection solution time is often too long for upfront design study process Solutions Quick Forced
– – – – Very fast solution technique Assumes inviscid, incompressible Typically finished in 1 (one) iteration Automatically computes empirical film coefficients, and solves for the heat transfer

Quick Natural/Free
– Runs a small number of flow and thermal iterations together – Then computes and applies film coefficients – And then continues as a thermal-only analysis, neglecting the surrounding fluid

Quick Convection: Natural/Free

Quick Natural/Free quickly gets results for buoyancy-driven flows. Solution S l ti on d t il d simulation model was obtained much quicker th detailed i l ti d l bt i d h i k than “full” solution.

Quick Convection: Forced

Flow and heat results in a few iterations!

Usage: Quick Solvers
• The Quick Solvers are controlled with check boxes on the Options/Analyze task. Clicking Quick Forced will cause a potential flow solution to be generated followed by a heat transfer analysis:
– Boundary layers, viscosity, wakes are all ignored – Film coefficients are empirically calculated – Takes a few iterations

Clicking Concept Natural/Free will enable natural convection automation
– Flow and thermal are run for a number of iterations – Film coefficients are computed automatically and flow is turned off – The duration of the solution is run as thermal-only using the film coefficients and starting temperature distribution

Cavitation Prediction


Problem • Cavitation is a physical phenomenon that occurs in many high-velocity liquid flows. It high velocity occurs when the liquid pressure falls below the vapor pressure, and vapor bubbles appear in the liquid. • Accurate prediction of cavitation and its affects are vital for accurate device characterization for many in the valve and pump industries. Solution • CFdesign Cavitation (Physical Model) Prediction
– Predicts the onset and location (but does not show bubble formation) – Accurate computation of pressure and wall forces where cavitation occurs

Cavitation in a High-speed Water Valve

Valve wide open—no cavitation

Valve partially closed—small region of cavitation

Valve almost closed—high cavitation levels

Usage: Cavitation


Check the Cavitation box on the Options/Analyze dialog
I. II. Model is best suited to predicting location of bubble formation. If cavitation region is very large, the solution may go unstable.


View cavitation by showing Volume Vapor Fraction i i i i i


On-demand multimedia training

V10 C Capabilities-Enhanced biliti E h d

User Interface

User Interface
Overhauled for new look and feel more modern appearance Expanding menus to save space Rubber-band selection Dockable menus and toolbars Units selection on tool bar New role of feature tree--more informational than interactive Expanding Menus “Property Table” format p y “Options” and “Analyze” in a unified dialog. Many elements carried over from v9, to aid migration to new version Persistence view and task from one session to the next

CAD Connectivity
Intelligent Model Generation
– – – – – – – – – Consistent Units No interferences Model Accuracies Direct read of Pro/E geometry Automation of surrounding fluid volume Edge Merging Small Object Removal Interactive capping to support void filling Interactive and more complete error communication

CAD Data
– Model units – Part materials – Part colors

Intelligent Model Preparation

New Pro/Engineer Launch Mechanism
Pro/E models are read directly into CFdesign Pro/E no longer locked during analysis! Shown to be more robust in many cases Handles void filling better in many cases

Pro/E assembly: “Hvac.asm”

Benefits of New Launch Mechanism

Faucet Core from Moen Launching into v10 is successful!

Benefits of New Launch Mechanism
• Improved Void Fill Performance

V10: Internal tubes ARE filled!

Benefits of New Launch Mechanism

Launching in v9—Launch Failure, regardless of Auto Prep with Auto Launching in v10 + Adjust accuracy settings Prep = Success!

External Volume Creation

Step 1: Module shown in CAD

Step 3: Completed analysis with volume created Step 2: Creation of external volume in v10

External Volume Creation

Natural Convection Results on a123

Edge Merging

Unmerged: 101,843 elements 21,274 nodes

Merged: 72,083 elements 15,253 nodes

Small Object Removal

Original mesh with tiny slivers included in model

Mesh ft M h after removal l

Small Object Removal

Original mesh: 35,578 Nodes 94,991 94 991 Elements

With Small Object Removal: 22,064 Nodes 56,533 Elements

Small Object Removal

U supp essed Unsuppressed: 21,445 e e e ts , 5 elements 5,628 nodes 40 surfaces 74 edges

Suppressed: 6,249 elements pp 2,077 nodes 21 surfaces 55 edges

Small Object Removal

Without Small Object Removal 56,617 Nodes 190,004 Elements

With Small Object Removal 9,366 Nodes 29,186 29 186 Elements

Interactive Void Fill Creation

Step 1: Solid-only model in CAD

Step 3: Void filled in v10

Step 2: Creation of capping surfaces and volume in v10

Step 4: Results on completed model

Error Feedback
Improved error reporting for launch and meshing errors. More obvious and helpful log files Graphical feedback of geometric flaws that will impede meshing

Error Feedback

Launching in v9— “Mergeuses” error Launching Adjust accuracy error indication Launching in v10 + in v10–graphical with Auto Prep = Success!

Error Feedback

CAD Data
Part color Model Units Model orientation Part Materials Mouse Mode CAD Background color

• • • • Meshing re-architecture New Boundary Layer Meshing Improved Surface Part Meshing CAD Independent Mesh Refinement Regions

Boundary Layer Meshing

Much smoother and more uniform than in v9

(New) Mesh Enhancement: Example of Accuracy
Automotive Supplier—Sejong, in South Korea Flow distribution within CAT manifold



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CFdesign v10

Particle Traces on Sejong Model…



CFdesign v9 CFdesign v10

Boundary Layer Meshing: Example of Accuracy
Dupont Outlet velocity profile in polymer die



Surface Parts

Solid Surface Parts

Surface Parts

Distributed Resistance Surface Parts

Contact Resistance Material Type

Mesh Refinement Regions

Step 3: Mesh is finer in wake region; this benefits the user by providing a much easier way to capture results in regions known to have large gradients, such as wakes.

Design Review
New “Global” dialog with scalar selection and visualization controls Redesigned R d i d results visualization l i li i interaction Multiple-view window for enhanced results viewing g Interactive cutting plane movement- “Mouse Grab” Colored plot lines on XY plots Reduced R d d memory requirements for i f animation New particle trace styles

Multiple-view window Results Viewing

Focus on Up-Front CFD is unwavering!

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