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Salman December 1, 2005 13:52

Recommending a CFD consultant
 
We need to do some CFD work to analyze one of our products; air flow over a heatsink, nothing too complicated. Could you please recommend any good CFD consultants/companies to approach, preferably in California or on the west coast. I already contacted a few, including ANSYS and Fluent, but I can not judge who to go with because I have no experience in CFD.

Thanks,

Ahmed December 1, 2005 22:53

Re: Recommending a CFD consultant
 
If you are looking for a quick and reasonably accurate solution use ICEPAK (It is a FLUENT product) and very easy to use even if that is your first time. But if you are looking for a detailed thermal analysis use WINTHERM and RADTHERM then export the results to FLUENT

cfd-cfd December 2, 2005 18:22

Re: Recommending a CFD consultant
 
Try ESI-CFD (CFD-ACE+) in Santa Clara or their headquarters in Huntsville http://www.esi-group.com/SimulationS.../advanced.html

Dion Fundi December 7, 2005 07:36

Re: Recommending a CFD consultant
 
Try FLOTHERM,

www.flotherm.com

Flomerics Inc. 4699 Old Ironsides Drive - #390 Santa Clara California 95054-1860 US

Tel: +1 (408) 562 9100 Fax: +1 (408) 562 9101

They started modelling electronics way before Fluent and co. They are ahead on everyone! Good luck!


Mike December 17, 2005 10:51

Re: Recommending a CFD consultant
 
Hi Salman,

I work for CD-adapco in our consulting group and I'd recommend that you talk to a few people who will actually execute your project and find someone who understands what you're trying to achieve. From what I've read of your problem I don't think it's a particularly challenging CFD problem.

We have an office near LA. You should put us on your list of people to talk to. http://www.cd-adapco.com/about/global_locations.html

Best of luck - Mike


Salman December 22, 2005 13:50

Re: Recommending a CFD consultant
 
Thanks for all your replies and suggestins. They proved very helpful.


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