Flomerics CFD Products
FLOTHERM - What are some key differentiators of Flotherm?
-Complete set of SmartParts (intelligent model creation macros) -Explorer-style project manager with drag-and-drop functionality -CAD-style, mouse-driven drawing board using simple draw, drag and drop operations to create and manipulate geometry -Structured-Cartesian grid that can be “localized” and nested to minimize solve times and enable multi-scale modeling -Full control of grid constraints for fine, local and global refinement -Object-associated grid that combines model creation and grid generation into a single step
FLOTHERM - What are some key differentiators of the Flotherm solver?
-Concurrent solution for convective, conductive and radiative heat transfer -Solution termination optionally based on convergence of user defined monitor points -Multi-fluids capability -Ability to simulate either turbulent or laminar flow (turbulent models - revised algebraic, LVEL algebraic, Standard k-e, revised k-e) -Definition in transient variation in terms of linear ramping, power increase, exponential increase, sinusoidal, periodic or imported .csv pointwise variations -Fully automatic radiation exchange and view factor calculation -Automatic solar loading boundary conditions
FLOTHERM - What types of questions should be asked prior to purchasing a CFD Tool?
Support - In evaluating thermal analysis software for electronic systems, it is imperative for the user to have ready access to technical support from the supplier.
Computational mesh - Does the meshing technique of this software lead to the most efficient, speedy solution for the kind of problems I need to solve? How quick and easy is it to create the computational grid?
Solution features - Is it possible to view variables of interest – the temperatures of critical components, for example – while the solution is converging? Early indication of the solution can facilitate swift decisions, speeding up the design process.
Results - How does the software present the generated results? Can I output data in both tabular and 3D graphical form?
What type of ROI should I expect?
FLOTHERM - What are the 7.1 System Requirements?
FLOTHERM v7.1 is available on the Microsoft Windows and Sun Solaris operating systems. Advanced solver support, parallel thermal solver and 64-bit thermal solver, are also available on these platforms.
FLOTHERM is partially available on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Support on this platform is limited to following components: Thermal Solver, Exchange Factor Generator (EFG), Volunteer GUI and Volunteer daemon.
[Additional System Requirements]http://www.flomerics.com/flotherm/prod_info/requirements/