Ansys Thermal Desktop

Thermal Analysis from Beginning to End.

Ansys Thermal Desktop includes all aspects of thermal model creation, including built-in finite difference, finite element, and lumped capacitance objects that can be combined into any configuration to solve complex thermal and fluid flow problems. With Thermal Desktop, users across a range of industries can build virtual prototypes to design more robust products, ranging from automotive components to manned spacecrafts.

Key Features:

  • Integrates with Ansys Fluent, Mechanical, Model Center & STK
  • FEM, FD, Thermal Radiation and Flow in a Single Environment
  • Orbital environment modeling
  • Propulsion and network flow modeling

Ansys Thermal Desktop Applications

Compartment Venting Analysis is a methodical examination used to assess the behavior of gases within enclosed spaces, typically in scenarios like industrial plants, vehicles, or buildings. It involves studying the flow and dispersion of gases to ensure safety measures, optimize ventilation systems, and mitigate risks associated with potential hazards such as fire or chemical release. This analysis aids in designing effective ventilation strategies to maintain air quality and minimize the impact of hazardous substances within confined areas.

Simulating electronics cooling enables engineers to iterate through cooling strategies quickly and cost-effectively, identifying optimal solutions without extensive physical prototyping. Simulations provide predictive insights into temperature distributions, aiding in the proactive design of cooling systems to prevent overheating and component failure. And, it allows for the optimization of cooling techniques, fine-tuning parameters such as airflow and heat sink design to maximize efficiency.

Predict and optimize factors such as fuel sloshing dynamics, pressure distribution, and structural integrity, reducing the need for costly physical prototypes. With Ansys Thermal Desktop, explore various design configurations and materials and simulate different operating conditions and scenarios.

Accelerate the design process, minimize development costs, and enhance the reliability and safety of fuel tank systems.

Heat pipes are crucial components in thermal management systems. Precisely model heat transfer and fluid flow within heat pipes with Thermal Desktop and optimize design parameters such as geometry and working fluid for improved performance. By predicting and addressing potential issues like temperature gradients and fluid blockages, ensure the reliability and longevity of heat pipe systems.

Accurately predict and optimize heat transfer performance and fluid flow dynamics within Loop Heat Pipes (LHPs). This capability is crucial for designing efficient thermal management systems for various applications, ensuring optimal temperature control and heat dissipation.

Identify potential issues such as temperature imbalances, fluid blockages, or system instabilities and explore different LHP configurations, materials, and operating conditions.

Understand phase change phenomena such as melting and solidification, as well as heat transfer mechanisms within the material with the help of Ansys Thermal Desktop. Such insights are essential for optimizing Phase Change Material-based thermal management systems for various applications, ensuring efficient heat storage and release.

Evaluate the performance of PCM configurations under different operating conditions and identify potential issues such as thermal stratification, PCM degradation, or leakage, enabling proactive design adjustments to enhance reliability and durability.

Solar collectors and concentrators are devices used to harness solar energy for various applications. Solar collectors typically consist of a surface that absorbs sunlight and converts it into heat energy, which can be utilized for heating water, spaces, or generating electricity through thermal or photovoltaic processes. On the other hand, concentrators utilize mirrors or lenses to concentrate sunlight onto a smaller receiving area, thereby increasing the intensity of solar radiation. This concentrated solar energy can be used for heating, power generation, or other industrial processes requiring high temperatures. Both solar collectors and concentrators play essential roles in the utilization of solar energy, offering sustainable and renewable alternatives to conventional energy sources.

Gain valuable insights into the behavior of solar radiation, heat transfer, and fluid dynamics within collector and concentrator systems, aiding in the identification and mitigation of potential issues such as overheating, shading, or optical losses.

Simulations allow for the accurate modeling and prediction of temperature distributions within a tank, especially in scenarios where stratification occurs, with layers of different temperatures forming within the tank. Understanding these temperature gradients is crucial for optimizing the performance of systems utilizing thermally stratified tanks, such as solar thermal storage or HVAC systems.

Evaluate different tank geometries, insulation materials, and operating conditions to maximize thermal efficiency and minimize energy losses. By simulating various scenarios, engineers can identify potential issues such as thermal mixing, heat loss, or stratification imbalance, enabling proactive design adjustments to enhance system performance and reliability.

Thermoelectrics focuses on the conversion of heat into electrical energy and vice versa through the use of thermoelectric materials. Study and optimize thermoelectric materials, devices, and systems with Thermal Desktop. Simulate the complex interplay of heat transfer, electrical conduction, and thermoelectric phenomena within thermoelectric materials and devices.

By simulating various operating conditions, material properties, and geometric configurations, researchers and engineers can explore the performance characteristics of thermoelectric systems, such as efficiency, power output, and cooling capacity.

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