Engineers at BE CAE - Test use Comsol Multiphysics software and its Application Builder to design electronics testing apps for their devices. This provides their customers with interactive virtual prototyping tools.
Engineers at BE CAE - Test (Catania, Italy) have pushed the simulation process far beyond the traditional "make a calculation/report" approach. Using Comsol Multiphysics software and its Application Builder, they created a series of custom applications that are directly usable by their customers, to test surface assembly components with the latest simulation technologies. The app masks the complexity of the underlying model, while allowing the user to benefit from the power of simulation.
Thermal control techniques ensure the efficiency of electronic devices, improve their reliability and limit premature failures. Digital simulation is a crucial part of the process, allowing engineers to analyze and optimize temperature and airflow of devices at the beginning of the design. BE CAE - Test creates custom applications for designers to enable them to analyze and exchange information about possible designs, without them themselves being simulation specialists.
The Application Builder allows BE CAE-Test engineers to transform the COMSOL Multiphysics model into a custom application for their customers. The simulation application above is based on a Comsol model, which performs thermal analysis of an electronic device.
Apps create new business opportunities
"The applications mark a revolutionary page in the history of modeling and digital simulation," says Giuseppe Petrone, FEA expert and co-founder of BE CAE- Test. "These specialized and user-friendly tools bring the power of digital simulation to a larger group of users, apparently without prior experience of FEA or modeling. As such, applications can generate new business opportunities with customers. Beyond simply providing them with a technical report, you are also able to provide them with an interactive tool."
The application created by BE CAE - Test for surface assembly components performs a thermal analysis to assess various important thermal characteristics. Examples include the temperature distribution in the device, the maximum temperature reached, the junction-case contact resistance depending on the thickness of the weld and the dissipated power.
Interactive tools that ensure accuracy
"Apps offer an innovative solution for interacting with customers,"says Petrone. Rather than simply sending them simulation results, you can provide customers with a flexible tool that they can use to study the problem themselves -- while ensuring the accuracy of their results."
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