03 April 2017

Simulation Based Characterization: A 3D to 1D System Level Thermo-Fluid CFD Workflow



3D CFD offers a unique and cost effective approach to characterize multi-arm geometries for use in system simulations. As an alternative to physical test bench methods, the CFD capabilities of FloEFD can simulate complex flows in 3D geometries. The highly 3D interacting nature of the flow can be resolved, without having to resort to assumptions or text book relationships.

A simulation based characterization workflow is presented, demonstrating how FloEFD can be used to characterize complex geometries, passed seamlessly to FloMASTER and added as an N-Arm component to a circuit for subsequent rapid and accurate system simulation.

What You Will Learn

How to set up and solve a characterization parametric study in FloEFD

Use of Design of Experiments and Response Surface technologies

How to instantiate a FloMASTER N-Arm component

Application of the simulation based characterization workflow to an automotive cooling example


Who Should Attend

  • 3D CFD Analysts
  • Mechanical Engineers
  • System Engineers


About the Presenter: Robin Bornoff

Robin Bornoff achieved a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Brunel University in 1992 followed by a PhD in 1995 for CFD research. He then joined Mentor Graphics Corporation, Mechanical Analysis Division as an application and support engineer, specializing in the application of CFD to electronics cooling and the design of the built environment. He is now the Product Marketing Manager responsible for the FloTHERM and FloVENT softwares.




Simulation Based Characterization: A 3D to 1D System Level Thermo-Fluid CFD Workflow



Thursday, April 20, 2017






12:00 PM - 12:45 PM CEST