TROY — The Troy-based Altair Partner Alliance announced today that current partner TES International has officially made its third thermal analysis tool available through the program. TESuite uses a hybrid approach to combine the capabilities of TES’ other software, ElectroFlo and ThermoFlo, to provide an even more efficient solution.
“The addition of TESuite to the APA not only broadens the Altair thermal and electronics cooling offerings, but also enhances the freedom to control and balance quality and speed,” said Molly Heskitt, Altair’s senior director of electronics. “TESuite helps shorten simulation and design time, which can be very beneficial to electronics designers and engineers as they face very short design and development cycles.”
Troy-based TES International joined the Altair Partner Alliance in September 2012, adding its first tool, ElectroFlo, for electronics cooling for high power-density applications. ThermoFlo came shortly after in November, bringing thermal and fluid flow analysis with use of 1D component based modeling. Each tool contributes a set of functionality to the third solution, TESuite, to achieve the ultimate goal of providing a complete thermal modeling and simulation environment. This now offers a variety of methodologies for modeling a range of systems and components to employ “the right tool for the job” all while avoiding any unnecessary overhead that may be associated with a single modeling approach-type analysis.
“TESuite is our most valuable tool to date,” said Jeff Lewis, president of TES International. “This complete solution makes the best features of both ElectroFlo and ThermoFlo available in one convenient package, and our APA users will find this extremely beneficial when solving electronics cooling, thermal flow and fluid flow problems.”
TESuite combines capabilities of ElectroFlo and ThermoFlo to bridge the gap between speed and accuracy, creating TES’ most efficient system thus far. It allows for analysis that facilitates a rapid and accurate optimization of the cooling system and its components. As a result, the risk of field failures is minimized considerably. Speed and accuracy are improved by its capability to include detailed 3D models of selected sub-systems in an overall system model. It provides users with a wide range of modeling potential with the degree of detail customizable.
TESuite differentiates itself from other software available through its capability of coupling both a rapid one-dimensional (1D) and a highly accurate three-dimensional (3D) computerized fluid dynamics analysis on components as desired by the analyst. This provides the freedom to utilize a highly accurate physics-based analysis on the most relevant components, with a rapid network analysis available for use when adequate. With these features available, the resource requirements are dramatically reduced, while the necessary quality is maintained to build an accurate model of the system.
Available for the last 12 years, Altair’s innovative unit-based licensing system allows HyperWorks users customizable access to a growing portfolio of applications, optimizing their return on investment by making more than 28 in-house developed applications available by use of a single pool of recyclable HyperWorks units.
After experiencing this original licensing model’s success, Altair has offered the opportunity for third-party companies to run their own applications under this unit-based system, a collaboration now known as the Altair Partner Alliance. The overall flexibility of these HWUs empowers users and allows them access to the largest and most complete suite of CAE applications available, making the benefits to participating HyperWorks customers infinite. The ROI increases for users each time a new application is added to the offering, since any of the partner programs can be accessed using the same leased HWUs they are already using to run HyperWorks. This makes more than 55 additional applications available at no incremental cost or long-term commitment.
HyperWorks users can download TESuite at www.altairalliance.com/tesint. To learn more about TESuite, attend one of the introductory webinars, being held on May 13 at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern time. These webinars will be hosted by Altair and presented by TES International. More at www.altair.com, www.simulatetoinnovate.com or www.altairalliance.com. More about TES International at www.tesint.com.