About Craig Miller

Craig Miller is a Senior Application Engineer for ANSYS, whose expertise is in multiphysics analyses. Prior to ANSYS, he designed and analyzed a range of products, including: superconducting particle accelerators, telescopes, micro sensors and packages for fiber optic devices. Craig was a Graduate Research Fellow while earning his Ph.D. at the University of Maryland and earned his BS in Engineering Science at Penn State.

Importing ECAD Trace Data for Better Thermal and Vibrational Analysis

Many of our customers are reaping the benefits of the trace import functionality in ANSYS Mechanical, which accounts for the effects of copper distribution on every layer of a printed circuit board (PCB) — or printed circuit board assembled (PBA) — for your thermal stress analysis, modal, shock and random vibration simulations. Just think — you can capture the accuracy necessary to confidently make engineering decisions in a fraction of the time you are currently spending on lumped parameter models. In this post, I’ll give you a brief overview and explanation of the process. Continue reading