ANSYS Advantage - Volume II, Issue 1, 2008

 

FEATURES


EDITORIAL

A Matter of Survival
Simulation and statistical methods help manufacturers achieve high product quality now essential in competing on the world market.

MULTIPHYSICS

Multiphysics in Action
Powerful coupled-physics simulation tools solve demanding applications in a wide range of industries.

THOUGHT LEADERS

CAE on the Offensive
A leading Australian aerospace and defense company, Tenix Defence Pty Limited, reports on computer-aided engineering software trends.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Keeping Cool While Cutting Costs
Simulation helps keep temperatures and costs down while optimizing refrigerator design

MATERIALS

Predicting Wear in Radial Seals
Finite element analysis is performed in a step-wise approach in which seal geometry is re-meshed with each load cycle to account for wear-off of material at the contact surface.

MATERIALS

Savings from Submerged Combustion Melting
Simulation helps glass manufacturers understand complex phenomena in next-generation melter technology.

HEALTHCARE

Breathing Easily
Simulation of airflow in human noses can become a useful rhinosurgery planning tool.

HEALTHCARE

Ins and Outs of Inhalers
Simulation helps optimize the performance of a dry powder inhaler for drug delivery.

OIL AND GAS

Supporting the Oil and Gas Industry
Longevity and safety of drilling derricks and substructures are increased through stress analysis.

PARTNERS

Integrated Analysis Achieves State-of-the-Art Workflow
A collaborative process and better tools help Modine engineers leverage the virtual environment to meet emission standard design changes.

PARTNERS

From CAD to CAE
FLUENT software now offers support for Autodesk Inventor.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Analyzing Buckling in ANSYS Workbench Simulation
Simulation shows how parts catastrophically deform under compressive loads that exceed the structure’s material strength.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Parametric Design Analysis for Evaluating a Range of Variables
Tools help to study engineering trade-offs in Simulation Driven Product Development.

Engineering Simulation for Rotating Machinery

As the World Turns
World conditions and increased competition challenge rotating machinery designers to deliver higher levels of performance, efficiency and reliability — faster than ever before.

Hot Streaks and Deformation
Software tools from ANSYS improve durability and reduce emissions in gas turbines by helping to reduce creep in combustion liners.

Innovative Diagnosis for Instability in Turbomachinery
Simulation helps to predict subsynchronous vibrations and rotordynamic stability for centrifugal compressors.

High-Speed Product Design
Integrated software facilitates design and development of expansion turbines to avoid failure.

Runners Experience Longer Life
Fracture mechanics helps ensure longevity of propeller-type runners in hydropower plants.