First of all, I wish everyone a Happy New Year!! With the end of the old year and start of a new one, we often begin January thinking of new year’s resolutions. I plan to take on smart simulations — instead of the usual personal development, financing management, improving interpersonal skills, etc.
Today, while I was browsing at my local bookstore, a tag line for a book caught my eye. The author described smart people as those who “… don’t do different things, they do things differently.” In the electronics industry, the trend toward miniaturization and high power density electronics is causing concerns about thermal effect on performance, reliability and user comfort. Thus, thermal management of such systems has become an essential part of the design process to optimize performance and reliability of electronic systems. The electronics simulation community and I, over the years, have simulated many such electronic systems for thermal management. Perhaps it is now time to look back and see if we modeled and simulated them smartly. Could we have followed a better best practice on modeling thermal management of electronic systems? Ask yourself: Moving forward can we “do things differently” and use these best practices to make an impact, coming up with more innovative designs and, at the same time, being more productive?
With the hectic pace for developing new technology and the ultra-competitive environment, we see no benefit in re-inventing the wheel and working with outdated tools and practices. Smart simulations not only save time and effort, they also, in turn, help organization to optimize their resources.
If you are planning a similar new year’s resolution related to smart simulation for electronics thermal management, please join me at our ANSYS Ask the Expert Webinar discussing how to increase simulation productivity for electronics thermal management.
The Ask the Expert session will revisit some basic questions that may help us to rethink our modeling skills. Questions like:
- Before the start of the simulation process, are we clear on our thermal management goals?
- Are we modeling sufficient domain and required physics to meet these goals?
- Do we follow best practice settings for model creations and simulation?
- Do we have sufficient information to better analyze our results?
You can register for one of three upcoming webinars — the first one is tomorrow,