Planes, Trains, and Automobiles ..... and Electronics?
. by Ruben Bons, Director of Electronics at CD-Adapco,
Flow and thermal simulation has been used in the design of electronic systems for more than 2 decades, growing in both the breadth and depth of the applications. But a great deal of growth is still possible. This presentation will examine where this growth will likely occur by drawing on experiences in other industries that rely much more heavily on simulation to drive design. The aerospace, automotive, and rail industries (plus others such as marine, nuclear, and oil & gas) have driven simulation technology to grow in multi-disciplinary scope and multi-scale depth, plus design optimization technology has rapidly developed in capability and practicality. The electronics industry will greatly benefit from these advancements both now and in the future, and, to illustrate how, specific concepts and examples of multi-disciplinary, multi-scale, optimization analysis will be demonstrated and discussed.