January 13, 2014
By DE Editors
Applied Math Modeling announced CoolSim 4.2, the next revision of the company’s Cloud-based software can build models in multiple concurrent views.
“CoolSim 4.2 is laying the foundation for data center design optimization by allowing multiple design scenarios to be set up and submitted for analysis concurrently. This key feature allows CoolSim users to consider multiple designs from one base model,” said Paul Bemis, CEO of Applied Math Modeling. “Using CoolSim 4.2, users can now combine the power of parametric variation with the cost effectiveness of cloud computing to drive down simulation time and cost while increasing user productivity.”
CoolSim 4.2 allows users to quickly set up a model with varying cooling parameters over multiple scenarios, all from one model, the company says. Supply air temperature, mass flow rate, and cooling unit on/off state can all be altered from one table. This feature allows CoolSim users to submit multiple design variations concurrently, reducing the time taken to perform individual simulations.
Cooling Parameter Variation allows users to turn set up multiple design studies from one model, with control over cooling air flowrate, supply air temperature as well as on/off state.
User productivity improvements including a new “snap” feature allowing for the rapid alignment of geometry, making the creation of duct work and under-floor obstructions easy to create and model, the company says.
Improvements in automated post processing allowing for user directed control of output reports. Reports can be customized to provide users with variations of temperature and pressure contours, airflow streamlines, and animations.
CoolSim 4.2 is based upon an all new model building environment, which improves user productivity by allowing models to be built in multiple concurrent views. Thus the data center model can be constructed using both 2D and 3D views at the same time. The option to use multiple display monitors is also supported, offering additional on-screen real estate for building more accurate representations of the data center.
Once built, the model is automatically submitted to a hosted high-performance computing (HPC) cluster for processing using ANSYS/FLUENT (CFD) technology. After the simulation is complete, HTML output reports and 3D visual images are produced and sent to the user.
For more information, visit Applied Math Modeling.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.