How Combining Parametric Model Variations with Electronics Simulation Enables Complex Circuit Board Optimization
Circuit boards are a key element in vehicle electronics as they are integral to power delivery. On the road, however, they are continuously exposed to humidity, harsh chemicals, temperature changes, and other environmental factors that can cause them to fail spectacularly. Today these events can be anticipated thanks to predictive engineering. To this end, within Ansys optiSlang, metamodeling techniques can be applied as an alternative to electro-thermal-mechanical FEM simulation in order to accelerate the assessment of temperature fields or contact stresses on circuit board designs. This discussion includes the methodology behind those techniques that makes faster board assessment possible.
This article provides a preview of parametric modelling in optiSLang that leads to more robust circuit board optimization.