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Excuse me, sir. Are you lost?
That's what you might be thinking. Why is this guy - an aerospace engineer and CFD guy, a guy who's been with Cadence only six weeks, a guy who admittedly knows nothing about electricity except that it hurts when you touch it - posting in the Signal and Power Integrity blog?
It would be unsatisfactory for me to reply "because someone suggested I post here." Instead I'll say that computational fluid dynamics is a critical component of Intelligent System Design and can contribute not only to better understanding of the thermal environment of PCB/IC packaging but also to the larger systems into which those packages are embedded. Things like planes, trains, and automobiles - and a lot more.
CFD is relatively new to Cadence. Fortunately, your opportunity to learn what this technology can do for you is only a week away, on the first day of the virtual, 2-day CadenceLIVE Americas. Three back-to-back presentations from Cadence, the recently acquired Numeca, and the recently acquired Pointwise will give you a great introduction to what's possible.
So don't delay. Register for CadenceLIVE Americas today and we'll see you in a week for some great CFD and meshing discussion.
P.S. I'm from the Pointwise acquisition and have been involved in mesh generation for CFD since 1987, mostly for customers in aerospace and defense. When not dropping random posts on blogs I know nothing about, I contribute to the Cadence CFD blog. Check it out and subscribe if you're intrigued.