EPSILON-PST: the multi-physics simulation platform
EPSILON-PST® is a virtual prototyping platform that combines several simulation software systems to carry out multi-physics design work (thermal, mechanical, electrical, fluidic aspects, vibration, humidity) on power electronics structures.
Operated by ALSTOM TRANSPORT, today, the platform is used by aeronautics industries in the context of more-electric aircraft (EADS, SAFRAN).
EPSILON-PST® is an assistance tool for design power electronics modules. The platform takes account of electrical, fluid and thermics phenomena combined together, for mapping temporal and spatial temperatures on the system. These maps are used as inputs for thermo-mechanical analyses to determine reliability.