ANSYS Advantage - Volume III, Issue 1, 2009

 

FEATURES


ANSYS 12.0

Launching a New Era of Smart Engineering Simulation
A full generation ahead of other solutions, ANSYS 12.0 takes product design and development to the next level.

FRAMEWORK

Introducing ANSYS Workbench 2.0
Proven simulation technology is delivered in a truly innovative integration framework.

GEOMETRY AND MESHING

Taking Shape in 12.0
ANSYS combines depth of simulation with industry experience to provide geometry and meshing tools that realize simulation results faster.

MULTIPHYSICS

Multiphysics for the Real World
In ANSYS 12.0, multiphysics capabilities continue to increase in flexibility, application and ease of use.

ELECTROMAGNETICS

ANSYS Emag 12.0 Generates Solutions
Improved accuracy, speed and platform integration advance the capabilities of low-frequency electromagnetic simulation.

FLUIDS

A Flood of Fluids Developments
A new integrated environment and technology enhancements make fluids simulation faster, more intuitive and more accurate.

STRUCTURAL MECHANICS

Designing with Structure
Advancements in structural mechanics allow more efficient and higher-fidelity modeling of complex structural phenomena.

EXPLICIT DYNAMICS

Explicit Dynamics Goes Mainstream
ANSYS 12.0 brings native explicit dynamics to ANSYS Workbench and provides the easiest explicit software for nonlinear dynamics.

EIGENSOLVER

Introducing the Supernode Eigensolver
A new eigensolver in ANSYS 12.0 determines large numbers of natural frequency modes more quickly and efficiently than conventional methods.

HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING

The Need for Speed
From desktop to supercomputer, high-performance computing with ANSYS 12.0 continues to race ahead.

FUTURE DIRECTIONS

Foundations for the Future
The many advanced features of ANSYS 12.0 were designed to solve today’s challenging engineering problems and to deliver a platform for tomorrow’s simulation technology.

EDITORIAL

Engineering Simulation: Needed Now More Than Ever
In a tough economy, forward-thinking companies are investing in leading-edge simulation technology to drive top-line revenue growth and bottom-line savings.

AUTOMOTIVE

Predicting 3-D Fatigue Cracks without a Crystal Ball
ANSYS tools quickly predict 3-D thermomechanical fatigue cracking in turbocharger components.

HEALTHCARE

Electromagnetics in Medicine
Electromagnetic and thermal simulations find use in medical applications.

ELECTRONICS

Keeping Cool in the Field
A communications systems company gains millions of dollars by using thermal simulation to bring tactical radios to market faster.

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Designing Against the Wind
Simulation helps develop screen enclosures that can better withstand hurricane-force winds.

ENVIRONMENT

Stabilizing Nuclear Waste
Fluid simulation solidifies its role in the radioactive waste treatment process.

OPTIMIZATION

Topology Optimization and Casting: A Perfect Combination
Using topology optimization and structural simulation helps a casting company develop better products faster.

MARINE

Fighting Fire with Simulation
The U.K. Ministry of Defence uses engineering simulation to find alternatives to ozone-depleting substances for fire suppression.

TIPS & TRICKS

Reusing Legacy Meshes
ANSYS tools enable users to work with finite element models in various formats for performing simulations as well as making changes to part geometry.

ACADEMIC

Expanding Stent Knowledge
Simulation provides the medical industry with a closer look at stent procedures.