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.
Platform Specific Requirements Microsoft Windows, 32-bit editions Supported operating systems:
Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pack 4 Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2003, Standard and Enterprise editions with Service Pack 1 and R2 Hardware requirements:
x86-compatible Intel or AMD processor, minimum 1GHz Pentium III 512 MB system memory (RAM), 1 GB recommended Graphics card with OpenGL support, minimum 64 MB memory and minimum XGA screen resolution (1024 x 768) Microsoft Windows, 64-bit editions Supported operating systems:
Windows XP Professional x64 edition with Service Pack 1 Windows Server 2003 x64 editions (Standard and Enterprise) with Service Pack 1 Hardware requirements:
64-bit capable AMD processor or an Intel processor with EM64T 512 MB system memory (RAM), 1 GB recommended Graphics card with OpenGL support minimum 64 MB memory and minimum XGA screen resolution (1024 x 768) Sun Solaris Supported operating systems:
Sun Solaris 9 (SPARC) with 09/05 or higher Sun Solaris 10 (SPARC) with 03/05 or higher Hardware requirements:
400 MHz UltraSPARC-II processor or higher 512 MB system memory (RAM), 1 GB recommended Graphics card with OpenGL support minimum 64 MB memory and minimum XGA screen resolution (1024 x 768) Linux, 32 bit (x86) Supported operating systems:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Linux, 64 bit (x64) Supported operating systems:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (32 bit support) Hardware requirements:
x86-compatible processor 512 MB system memory (RAM), 1 GB recommended Current Recommended Specifications High performance system:
Dual dual-core 2.8+GHz Xeon/dual dual-core 2.0GHz Opteron 4+GB Memory Nvidia Quadro graphics card 160+GB SATA/SCSI Hard drive Windows XP Pro x64
Pentium Dual core 3.2+GHz 2+GB memory Nvidia Quadro graphics card 160+GB SATA Hard drive Windows XP Pro x64
Pentium 4 2.8+GHz/2.4+GHz Athlon64 1GB Memory Nvidia Quadro graphics card 80+GB ATA hard drive