In this tutorial, we model an electronics chassis to determine the component temperatures and the flow distribution. The enclosure consists of two PCBs, several chips, and other heat dissipating components. A commercially-available fan provides cooling air to the device. The model is set up and ready for you to run and explore the results.
Before you begin, please watch this short video that demonstrates the steps of the tutorial:
To start: Download the setup model file by clicking here. Save the file to a folder on your computer, and unzip the contents.
To open the model into Simulation CFD: Double-click on the file from your file browser.
Autodesk® Simulation CFD opens and you should see this:
To run the simulation:
- Click Solve from the Setup (tab) > Simulation (panel):
- On the Solve dialog, click Solve.
You should see the simulation start. This model should take roughly 10 minutes to run.
When it's finished, you should see Analysis completed successfully in the Output Bar:
Are you ready to check out some results? Click here to continue...