VECTIS - vehicle thermal management

VECTIS can be used in the design and analysis of vehicle thermal management systems.

The engine bay is becoming increasingly critical as improved crash safety and after-treatment solutions reduce space and create higher temperatures respectively. The ability to quickly and automatically create new meshes enables VECTIS users to identify areas of recirculating and stagnant flow, and how these regions change when component designs and positions are changed.

VECTIS can quickly identify ways of optimising the position of temperature-sensitive equipment. It can also be used to investigate heat exchanger and cooling fan performance by improving flow to heat exchanger packs, and identifying ways to reduce the cooling pack pressure drop.

Key features

  • Extensive surface geometry pre-processing tools such as geometry wrapper and Boolean functions
  • Large detailed meshes created automatically
  • Easy set-up of heat exchanger and cooling fan models
  • Conjugate heat transfer (CHT), radiation solver and 1D coupling allow for complete thermal analysis