Power Electronics

Fan Models Speed Thermal Simulation

Flomerics has incorporated thermal models of Sunon fans into its SmartParts3D Web site. This means engineers using or considering Sunon fans can streamline the thermal design process by downloading fan models and incorporating them into thermal simulations. This approach reduces modeling time and also increases accuracy because the SmartParts3D model has the exact point-by-point values of the fan curve, eliminating the need to make rough estimates from a paper chart.

“Our customers have asked us to post thermal models on the SmartParts3D Web site because they use the website extensively to save time during the thermal simulation process,” said Eline Roussel, marketing manager for Sunon Europe, Fresnes, France. “Now they can quickly evaluate their design with different models of our fans installed in order to optimize thermal performance much more quickly than was possible in the past.”

Sunon joins Alpha Novatech, Bergquist, Brady, Chomerics, Comair Rotron, Delta, Dow Corning, EBM Industries, ETRI, Honeywell Electronic Materials, HS Marston Aerospace, JMC Products, Mechatronics Fan Group, Micronel, NMB Technologies, Papst, Philips Semiconductors, Thermagon, ThermalWorks, Universal Air Filters, YS Tech and many others that have contributed data to the SmartParts3D library, located at www.SmartParts3Dcom.

The library is searchable by part family, description, manufacturer, model number and performance criteria. Models can be downloaded from the Web site and imported into Flotherm, which has become the standard tool for design and optimization of cooling systems for electronics equipment with a user base twice that of all competitors combined.

Sunon's MagLev system incorporates Vapo bearings, which use magnetic attraction to position the shaft without the need for physical contact with the housing, eliminating friction. For more information, visit www.flomerics.com.

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