TAITherm v13.1 contains several new features and upgrades that will boost your simulation capabilities and improve your workflow. Below is an overview of what we have included in the new releases.
Moisture Transport feature
Track moisture transportation and accumulation with the moisture transport feature. Understand how moisture moves through permeable layers and predict how it accrues in layers and on surfaces. You can create more accurate human models, understand latent heat in fabric layers, and model moisture storage in seat models.
Berkeley Comfort enhancements
We’ve refactored our implementation of the Berkeley Comfort model to align with the most recent research publications. The changes include adding new segments for the neck, face, and breath; and implementing the overall sensation “smoothing” algorithm to even out multiple sensation states which influences overall sensation. These changes provide you with in-depth sensation and comfort results and improved simulation accuracy and resolution.
Improved battery setup
Using the intuitive user interface, you can set up battery models with ease. Reduce model setup time and remove the margin for error by setting up your battery model in the main application.
Exhaust stream enhancements
By extending convection correlations so they can be used at low and zero mass flow rates, the exhaust stream will allow for faster, more accurate results and extends the range of validity. This is especially useful for those doing key-off or hot shutdown scenarios with exhaust streams.
Improved application performance
We’ve decreased the amount of memory required by the application, speeding part selection, and decreasing the amount of time required to load the design temperature table in the post-processor. We will continue to support larger models and improve our customers’ efficiency.
Re-use 3D solid mesh from FEA
Re-use your 3D-mesh from structural analysis even when neighboring cells have different shapes at the interface (i.e. tetrahedrons which have triangular faces sharing three vertices with hexahedrons which have quadrilateral faces). These neighboring elements transfer loads in finite element solvers because of the shared vertices but are not technically neighbors by the definition used in finite difference or finite volume methods (which rely on shared faces rather than only shared corners). TAITherm will now compute conduction between these types of neighbors, saving you time by re-using meshes that were originally created for structural analyses.