Plextek Limited is a Cambridge based electronics design house, specialising in product and systems design for communications, automotive, aerospace, defence and medical applications. Wilde undertook a CFD-based thermal management study to evaluate layout options for a critical piece of test hardware.
Evaluate subsystem package surface temperatures for a given layout and advise on suitability of cooling fan selection.
The Modelling Process
Geometry was imported to ANSYS Design Modeler for de-featuring and clean-up. ANSYS CFX was used to determine thermal and pressure-drop characteristics of a finned heat sink. The main analysis was undertaken with ANSYS Icepak.
Determined layout constraints earlier in the design process thus reducing prototype iterations and development time.
…Pleased with the time Wilde take to understand our requirements…used them on a number of projects.