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Simulating a Hot Enclosure with Cooling System

Question asked by Robert Pierson on Aug 20, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 20, 2014 by Jared Conway

I had a few questions about SolidWorks' capacity for simulating the heating of enclosed electronics.  Specifically, the electronics of a CPU.


Let me tell you about our application:  We want to simulate a high-performing computer, each of its electrical components generating heat inside of a plastic enclosure.  Our objective is to use a cooling system for the computer that we are designing.  But we are not sure if we should use which of the following methods: submerge the CPU in mineral oil, implement a water cooling system, or add fans and ventilation system in strategic locations.  Is there a way to simulate this sort of thing on SolidWorks in a fashion that would answer this question for us?