Thermal Analysis

Improve Cooling Efficiency and Reliability

Many electronic devices generate a lot of heat in a small volume. Analysis of a device’s cooling capability can be used to help avoid overheating of components and to improve cooling efficiency.

electronic_flowManaged Thermal Solutions

Analyzing the cooling of complicated structures due to convection, conduction and radiation can be a very difficult task. Many factors may be important such as:

  • Structural temperatures
  • Fluid velocities and streamlines
  • Fluid temperatures
  • Fluid pressures
  • Fan operating points

Using NX I-DEAS™ ESC software in conjunction with flow testing and detailed hand calculations, Quartus engineers can help you by performing detailed thermal or flow analysis and identify potential design problems. This can help you solve a variety of thermal problems, or head them off before they occur.

Take Advantage of our Experience

avionicsQuartus engineers have extensive experience in the use of ESC as well as other thermal analysis products. We have experience solving thermal problems in a variety of areas including:

  • Aircraft avionics cooling
  • Home electronics product cooling
  • Temperature prediction for LCD cockpit displays
  • Ballistic missile guidance platform cooling and thermal deformations

Seamlessly Integrate Thermal Simulations

electronic_flowAt Quartus, we can carry out a cooling analysis to simulate your equipment and predict many factors. Geometric data on your structure can come from many places including:

  • I-DEAS Model files
  • Pro/ENGINEER neutral files
  • STEP and IGES
  • Drawings

Powerful Simulation Technology

Thermal problems in mechanical and electronic systems are often difficult to detect and resolve because of the complex effects of convection or radiation. TMG provides a broad range of tools to model these effects, and leading-edge simulation technology to get fast and accurate results.


Align Analysis with Test

Quartus uses ESC, a powerful program that combines a 3-D CFD solver with a finite difference thermal solver, to accurately model airflow and cooling within an enclosure. Quartus also has access to flow test equipment that allows the actual flow in existing hardware to be measured. This allows computer models to be correlated to experimental data, and may be used to measure actual flow parameters for existing products.

Quartus can also teach customers how to use the ESC software.