Powertrain CFD without the Ph.D.

Single-Interface Thermal FSI with SimLab

On-Demand Webinar: SimLab for CFD and Multiphysics


Streamlined Thermal Analysis Workflow for Powertrain Components

An ongoing challenge in powertrain design and analysis has been how to streamline the workflow for fluid and structural analysis.  Without a seamless coupling between solvers, often the structural and CFD analyses have to be solved by different groups, creating time and accuracy inefficiencies. 

Leveraging Altair's CFD and structural analysis solvers, SimLab now offers a streamlined workflow that enables pre-, solver, and post-processing for thermal FSI within a single interface. The webinar will cover extraction of fluid surfaces to build CFD domains from solid bodies, defining loads and constraints, solver setting for conjugate heat transfer (CHT) and computing deflections and thermal stresses and post-processing structural and thermal-flow results.

Applications of this workflow include

  • Intake and exhaust manifolds
  • Exhaust systems
  • Water jackets (engine block cooling, battery cooling, etc.)
  • Radiators
  • Brake cooling
  • Heat exchangers


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