Identify optimal materials for your design. Without sacrificing time, budget, or resources.

The comfort and safety of end-users are of utmost importance for product development. Since a customer's experience drives their perceptions of your product, and ultimately market acceptance—your thermal management strategy is critical. 

Materials Matter

The materials you use are essential variables in a successful thermal management strategy. To ensure your chosen materials make the grade, you should use a robust simulation strategy.

Optimize Your Design with Simulation

Simulation allows you to model the performance of any material or textile under any condition. You can also analyze many variants of your material without having to create multiple prototypes. Your optimization can be done virtually and verified in testing. This process enables faster production while saving you time and resources. 

Using TAIThermTM, you are offered a robust simulation method that can produce fast, transient simulations, include human thermal comfort analysis, and account for moisture transport and its effects on your thermal analysis. 

Transient Simulation

TAITherm enables you to model your product under transient conditions, giving you a real-world analysis of your design. Transient simulation offers a detailed analysis that allows you to design optimally, without over- or under engineering.

Transient simulation using TAITherm is fast—delivering results in hours. Be assured; our fast run times do not indicate a lack of accuracy. Our simulations provide accurate thermal data that enable you to make informed design decisions.

Human Thermal Comfort

Know how comfortable your customers will be while using your product. Our Human Thermal Extension provides a comprehensive analysis of human thermal comfort and physiological responses based on your design. Whether designing wearables, activewear, or optimizing cabin comfort, you can know just how customers will feel over time and under varying conditions.

Moisture Transport

Moisture can significantly affect the thermal properties of your chosen materials. When moisture is present in materials, it can change the thermal and evaporative resistances. Changes to the properties can mean your product will operate differently than expected. 

For example, if you're designing a winter coat and it becomes saturated with moisture from snow, a person may begin to feel cold as the moisture evaporates more quickly (due to lower evaporative resistance) and draws more energy (heat) away from the body. They will also feel cold because more heat can escape through the clothing layer due to a lower thermal resistance (R-value).

Moisture can also affect applications for other materials such as glass. Automotive designers may be interested in defog/de-ice capabilities that are now able to be simulated with the Moisture Transport feature.

How To Model Your Materials

Using TAITherm, you can simulate how different materials will affect the safety, comfort, or usability of your design. Optimize your design by running A-to-B comparisons or altering the design until it meets your desired metrics. You can also simulate the physiological response of a human using your design you’re your chosen materials. You will be able to determine the thermal comfort and sensation they will experience, whether it is a heat shield on a motorcycle or a jacket meant to take people to the top of Everest.

Utilizing Thermal Manikins

After you've optimized your design with simulation, you can then evaluate the performance of your product using a thermal manikin. A thermal manikin provides the next level of optimization for your garment, cabin, wearable, etc. Once your design is analyzed using a manikin, you can move on to human testing. 

By optimizing your design before human subject testing, you can save time and resources by limiting the number of physical prototypes needed and scenarios that need to be tested.

Commonly Used In:

  • Protective clothing simulation
  • Athleticwear
  • Wearable Technology
  • Window/glazing placement
  • Heated and cooled seats
  • Textile optimization
  • Moisture studies

Areas of Expertise

male and female passengers seating in gulf airplane

Accurate Comfort Predictions 

Simulating human thermal comfort will provide you with the information you need to optimize the user experience and ensure product acceptance.

Our engineers can help you create a thermal simulation using TAITherm with the Human Thermal Extension. You will be able to understand how altering the variables of your design affect the overall comfort of the human within your design. 

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Optimize Occupant Comfort

Because of the time spent in homes, offices, and vehicles traveling between the two, the automotive, architecture, and aerospace industries are all attempting to reach optimal occupant comfort for the utmost satisfaction of their customers. Our expert engineers have the knowledge and skills you need to predict cabin comfort and determine HVAC efficiency for your comfort strategies. They'll help you analyze localized heating and cooling, HVAC systems, and human sensation and comfort to ensure your customer's comfort. 

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Manage Complex Thermal Challenges 

Our team utilizes advanced simulation tools to provide you with fast and accurate data and simulations for transient or steady-state cases for real-world scenarios. We use TAITherm with the Exhaust Extension to quickly create an underbody/exhaust or underhood model that considers the unique physics that the components undergo in cases including hill climbs, trailer towing, hot soaks, or driving cycles.  Our method utilizes all modes of heat transfer, so you never miss a thermal interaction.

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Natural Effects

No matter where your product will operate, it is imperative to understand how the surrounding environment will affect it. 

Our expert engineers will create a transient thermal analysis of your design environment to ensure you are modeling the true environment of your product. TAITherm can model environmental and material properties to ensure optimization. 

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Beyond Comfortable

Our Human Thermal Extension is a state-of-the-art technology for predicting human thermal comfort, safety, and effectiveness. It operates within our thermal analysis software, TAITherm, to provide a comprehensive simulation of human thermal sensation and thermoregulation under transient and asymmetric environmental conditions. All thermoregulatory responses can be simulated based on many factors, including activity level.

We have developed a comprehensive library of standard human models in various poses including both female and male physiologies. We have also developed an extensive clothing database for rapid model setup.

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If you would like to learn more about our material and textile simulation capabilities, let's talk! We will demonstrate how our software can fit your requirements and help you understand what you will need to simulate your thermal management strategy. 

We are here to work with you at every step. We support our customers throughout your service project with excellent communication; we are only a phone call or email away. Our commitment to you never changes. 

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