ANSYS Advantage - Volume I, Issue 3, 2007

 

FEATURES


EDITORIAL

Where's the Data?
Companies embracing digital product development must implement tools for better managing simulation information.

TURBOMACHINERY

Streamlined Flutter Analysis
Integrated fluid structure interaction enables high-fidelity turbomachinery blade flutter analysis.

TRANSPORTATION/HVAC

Ventilating Giant Railway Tunnels
High-speed trains in Spain cross more than just the plain.

GLASS

Glass-Making Goes from Art to Science
Modeling glass furnaces helps improve batch transition time and reduce product defects.

THOUGHT LEADERS

Getting It Right the First Time
In a corporate-wide initiative, Cummins Inc. refines designs early with Analysis Led Design to shorten development time, reduce costs and improve product performance.

BIOMEDICAL

Special Delivery
Researchers use simulation and medical imaging to explore new options for managing pain.

TRANSPORTATION

More Certainty by Using Uncertainties
Engineers apply probabilistic methods to historically deterministic problems.

MARINE

Designing Out the Weakest Link
Engineering simulation validates the design of a mooring system component, a critical wheel/chain assembly that holds ships in place during oil and gas operations in the North Sea.

SPORTS

Going for the Gold
Simulation helps design low-drag canoes for Olympic-medal performance.

PARTNERS

Something in the Mix
Researchers use the Poincaré plane method to obtain quantitative time scale information from CFD simulations.

THOUGHT LEADERS

Cluster Computing with Windows CCS
New clustering technology from Microsoft speeds up engineering simulation.

TIPS & TRICKS

Component Mode Synthesis in ANSYS Workbench Simulation
CMS superelements provide flexibility of simulation models while reducing the number of degrees of freedom for highly efficient solutions.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Accelerating to Convergence
ANSYS VT Accelerator technology can help solve nonlinear transient and static analyses faster.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Seeing is Believing
Developments in version 11.0 software from ANSYS allow inclusion of solid parts during pre- and post-processing, making for more intuitive problem setup and results visualization.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Predicting Liquid Atomization
Simulation can be used to produce sprays with desired characteristics using the FLUENT VOF model.

Engineering Simulation for Environmental Design

It's Getting Easier to Be Green
From air to water to power, industries are using engineering simulation to uncover new ways to be environmentally responsible.

In the Works
Using simulation to model wastewater treatment plants effectively.

Cooling Down Powered-Up Fuel Cells
Researchers use probabilistic methods and design optimization to improve heat-transfer characteristics of fuel cell stacks.

Making Electricity through Chemistry
Analysis helps power fuel cell design.

The Future of Fuel
A European research project is developing internal combustion engines powered by hydrogen.