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The new features and enhancements included in TAITherm v13.1 and CoTherm v2.2.

TAITherm v13.1 and CoTherm v2.2 contain 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. If you're interested in the updates we've made to CoTherm, you can jump to CoTherm's new features by clicking here.


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. 

TAITherm moisture transport feature


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 margin for error by setting up your battery model in the main application. 

TAITherm battery GUI


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. 

Exhaust streams in TAITherm


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. 


Graphics view statistics - MuSES

Quickly acquire information on the physical temperature, apparent temperature, or radiance visible in the current view within your graphics window.  The statistics include the apparent area, minimum, maximum, average value, and standard deviation of the target pixels. When you rotate the model to a different perspective, the numbers will change. You can also export images and define a specific range of views to generate statistics.

Graphics view statistics in MuSES


CoTherm improvements with this release:

Parallel task execution

Speed up your entire process by working on multiple computationally expensive steps simultaneously. Create a more efficient workflow controlling your use of HPC/cluster resources using the new subprocess group in CoTherm. This group can include two or more sub-processes, allowing you to run the defined sub-processes one after the other or in parallel (concurrently).


Usability enhancements

Build complex workflows in CoTherm more easily. We added the ability to cut, copy, and paste multiple items in a single operation. Use these operations within a single document or across multiple CoTherm sessions. You can move items in and out of sub-processes and rearrange items all at once to organize your layout more efficiently.


Message window enhancements

For every message that gets logged, CoTherm tracks which task and which software tool is associated with the message, along with the timestamp at which the message occurred. You can also filter the message window based on the associated software tool or task. CoTherm outputs a lot of information, and this new enhancement will help you sort through it quickly and efficiently, even for complex processes with multiple tools running in parallel. 


If you have a current license, you can download TAITherm v13.1 and CoTherm v2.2 on the support site. If you do not have a current license, contact your sales representative or email sales-renewals@thermoanalytics.com.