ANSYS Advantage - Volume IX, Issue 1, 2015

 

FEATURES


EDITORIAL

Entering the In Silico Era
The healthcare industry needs solutions now. The world requires rapid-fire innovation to treat an aging population, reduce healthcare costs and ensure the reliability of treatments. Medical and pharmaceutical leaders are widely adopting engineering simulation to create significant opportunities from these challenges.

NEWS

Simulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.

BEST PRACTICES

In Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico!
Four best practices help ensure a smooth technology shift to computer modeling and simulation for medical device and pharmaceutical organizations.

OPHTHALMOLOGY

A Perfect Vision
To dramatically improve vision through customized patient-specific surgery, Optimizes employs structural simulation in clinical ophthalmology.

WEARABLE DEVICES

Charged Up
Medtronic ensures the safety of recharging subcutaneous medical devices through simulation.

HEARING AIDS

I Hear You
Simulation improves hearing aid performance while saving time and money by quickly iterating through design alternatives.

HEALTHCARE REGULATION

Simulation for Regulation
The Medical Device Innovation Consortium advances the use of simulation in the development and regulation of medical devices.

CARDIOLOGY

Decision under Pressure
A non-invasive computational method for determining pressure drop across an arterial blockage could help cardiologists make more-objective and accurate treatment decisions.

PHARMACEUTICAL

The Right Mix
CFD simulation saves time and money by validating the ability of a single-use mixer design to scale to 5,000 liters.

CONSTRUCTION

Energy-Efficient Tunnel Ventilation
A leading ventilation company develops jet fans that are smaller and up to 30 percent more energy efficient.

FLUID–MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION

Shaking All Over
Multiphysics simulation solves a vibration issue in a Francis turbine.

FLUID–MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SIMULATION

Knowing the Score
Analyzing a World Cup stadium with ANSYS multiphysics tools takes one-tenth the time of wind-tunnel testing.

ACADEMIC

Developing Reliable Small Antennas for Smartphones
A team of researchers used ANSYS technology to design a small multiband internal antenna to successfully operate across eight different frequency bands.

ACADEMIC

Forces on Magnetic Nanoparticles
Research using simulation will help to develop biomagnetic beads for disease treatment.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Accelerating ANSYS Fluent Simulations with NVIDIA GPUs
ANSYS Fluent supports GPUs so engineers can meet project schedules and get robust products to market faster.