ANSYS Advantage - Volume I, Issue 1, 2007



Multi-Tool Analysis

Taking Next-Generation Submersibles to New Depths
ANSYS simulation tools help minimize drag and reduce weight by half in two-man oceanographic craft.

Fluid Structure Interaction Makes for Cool Gas Turbine Blades
An integrated simulation process improves performance without sacrificing longevity.

Race Cars Flex Their Muscle
An Indy car rear wing is designed for aeroelastic response using multidisciplinary optimization.

Modern Medicine Takes Simulation to Heart
A fluid structure interaction simulation is performed to capture patient-specific modeling of hypertensive hemodynamics.


CAE Takes a Front Seat
Engineers use ANSYS software to meet complex and potentially conflicting requirements to design a chair for a wide range of body types and postures.


Transport of Fragile Granules
Pneumatic conveying systems in the pharmaceutical industry can lead to unwanted particle breakup.


Solid Suspensions Get a Lift
A high-efficiency hydrofoil is designed using CFD and multi-objective optimization software.


The Many Colors of Glass
Numerical simulation helps guide the color change process in the glass industry.


Developing Power Systems that Can Take the Heat
Integrating ANSYS technology with other software enabled researchers to efficiently assess component reliability for ceramic microturbine rotors.


No Shivers While Developing the Shiver
Tools within the ANSYS Workbench environment have allowed engineers to get a handle on crankshaft behavior before a motorcycle is built.


Putting the Spin on Air Pre-Cleaners
Dust and dirt particles are removed from the air intakes of off-highway vehicles using a novel air pre-cleaner.


Blast Furnace Air Pre-Heater Gets a Thermal Boost
Engineers use CFD to improve heat exchanger performance.


Fire Tests for Molten Metal Converters
Numerical simulation helps engineers peer into a metallurgical converter in which high temperatures and adverse conditions make realistic measurements impossible to perform.


Neutrino Detection in Antarctica
Simulation helps speed up drilling through ice so that optic monitors can be installed.


Making Sure Wood Gets Heat Treated with Respect
The ANSYS Parametric Design Language helps establish the thermal conductivity of wood and composites to enable more effective heat treatment processes.


Accelerated Product Development in a Global Enterprise
With the goal of compressing cycle times by up to 50 percent, the Velocity Product Development (VPD™) initiative at Honeywell Aerospace uses engineering simulation to eliminate delays while lowering cost and maintaining high quality standards for innovative designs.


Stent Analysis Expand Students’ Exposure to Biomedical Engineering
Engineering students gain insight into the physics of medical devices and add to the body of knowledge on stenting procedures.


Designing a Course for Future Designers
Students use Volvo concept car to learn about simulation tools.


Introducing the PCG Lanczos Eigensolver
A new eigensolver in ANSYS 11.0 determines natural frequencies and mode shapes using less computational power, often in shorter total elapsed times than other tools on the market.


CAE Cross Training
Engineers today need to be proficient in not one, but many analysis tools.


View-Factoring Radiation into ANSYS Workbench Simulation
The ANSYS Radiosity Solution Method accounts for heat exchange between surfaces using Named Selections and a Command object.


Going to the Source
MatWeb material property data is seamlessly available to ANSYS Workbench users.

Engineering Simulation in the Sports and Leisure Industry

Sporting Swifter, Higher and Stronger Performances with Engineering Simulation
Computer-aided engineering plays a major role in the world of sports.

Catching the Simulation Wave
Surfers are using engineering simulation to improve their gear.

Giving Ski Racers an Edge
ANSYS Mechanical software is used to analyze the dynamic properties of skis.

Ice Axe Impacts
Finite element analysis is used to study crack initiation on a serrated blade.

Tour de Force!
Aerodynamic gains can be realized by studying the interaction between a bicycle and rider.

Speeding Up Development Time for Racing Cycles
Trek Bicycle Corporation cuts product launch delays with simulation-based design using ANSYS Mechanical software.

Scoring an HVAC Goal for Hockey Spectators
CFD is used to design ventilation systems for sports arenas.

Taking a Bite out of Sports Injuries
Finite element analysis illustrates that both cushioning and support are needed to adequately protect teeth and surrounding tissue from impact injuries.

Designing Fitness Equipment to Withstand the Workout
Keeping bushing wear rates under control allows Life Fitness to maintain some of the highest equipment reliability standards in the fitness industry.

Catching a Better Oar Design
Engineers use CFD and a spreadsheet model to assess prospective oar blade designs.