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naperlou
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Simulate early
naperlou   7/20/2012 9:11:55 AM
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The ability to simulate at the appropriate level early in the design phase is certianly the trend in the industry.  Tight integration of the products provided by the vendor also enhances the process by automating processes that might have been manual before.  The use of 1D analysis to get a quick answer is useful and often necessary, even with todays powerful machines.

Beth Stackpole
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Re: Simulate early
Beth Stackpole   7/20/2012 9:31:42 AM
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@Naperlou: You've hit on the mantra of design tool providers. It's all about increasing the ability to perform all types of simulations early on in the design process when it's so much cheaper to optimize and make changes. Mentor's point with this integration is that both 1D and 3D capabilities are required at different points in the design cycle and by integrating the technologies and workflow, engineers can easily avail themselves of the best of both worlds without introducing any inefficiencies and bottlenecks into their process.

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Re: Simulate early
Scott Orlosky   7/22/2012 7:22:52 PM
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As a young engineer I was tasked with properly documenting design parameters for a number of environmental systems that had evolved over time "based on experience".  There were a lot of tables of empirical data I had to work from when it came to fluild flow, but I was totally stumped when it came to multi-phase flow in the condenser of a refrigeration unit.  Oh what I would have given for a 3D CFD program at that time.  Glad to see today's designers won't have to suffer my endless hours of research in a technical library looking for answers.

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Re: Simulate early
Beth Stackpole   7/23/2012 8:55:53 AM
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Thanks for the perspective, Scott. Your comments show us just how far we've come in terms of design tool advances. Sometimes, given the pace of technology evolution, these are improvements and innovations we take for granted.



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