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Engineering Modeling:
Thermal and Mechanical Analysis

Aavid Thermacore's validated modeling capability allows for rapid, low-cost custom product development — getting the design right before moving to hardware.

Thermal Engineering Design and AnalysisThermal and mechanical analysis from Aavid Thermacore is a rapid, accurate and validated methodology for moving from concept to a fully designed custom thermal solution that will meet your performance requirements. Aavid Thermacore couples state-of-the-art thermal and mechanical design tools with the combined strengths of over 40 years of custom thermal product design wisdom and a deep, experienced and talented engineering design team — all focused on providing our customers with best-in-class performance solutions.

Custom Design and Modeling Capabilities

Fully engineered design solutions that fit your specific packaging requirements at component, board or system levels is often best achieved by letting Aavid Thermacore’s engineering experience and know-how work for you to deliver a complete custom thermal design solution for your application.

You get the results you need, quickly and cost-effectively. And you also get thermal performance tailored to your exact requirements, thanks to our full-service capabilities:

  • CAD Modeling
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Mechanical Design
  • CFD Analysis

Theoretical Modeling

Meet your unique thermal engineering and design challenges with Aavid Thermacore’s broad array of leading-edge computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis computation tools as well as our proprietary, internally developed heat pipe and loop heat pipe modeling codes to your application challenge. One or more of these engineered design products can be the answer for you:

  • Proprietary, custom-developed heat pipe, loop heat pipe and liquid cooling algorithms for design optimization (an Aavid Thermacore development specialty since 1970)
  • Flo-Therm by Flomerics
    • Powerful 3D computational fluid dynamics software that predicts airflow and heat transfer in and around electronic equipment, including the coupled effects of conduction, convection and radiation
  • Icepak™ by ANSYS, Inc.
    • Fully interactive software tool for predicting air flow and heat transfer at the component, board or cabinet level
  • COSMOS/M® by Structural Research and Analysis Corporation
    • Advanced dynamics, nonlinear, fatigue, thermal, steady state and turbulent fluid flow (CFD) and electromagnetic analysis capabilities, as well as design optimization
  • MathCAD by MathSoft
    • Allows Aavid Thermacore’s engineers to design and document engineering calculations simultaneously with comprehensive, applied math functionality and dynamic, unit-aware calculations
  • SolidWorks by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.
    • Provides 3D CAD, design validation and product data management
    • Allows data file exchange with our customers in *.stp, *.iges and native SolidWorks file formats
  • Other 3D Solid Modeling Software
    • PRO/Engineer® by Parametric Technology, Inc.
    • AutoCAD® by Autodesk, Inc.


Thermal management challenge? Take the first step towards the solution for you. Please contact an Aavid Thermacore technical representative or e-mail for more information on our thermal solution technologies.

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