ANSYS Advantage - Volume III, Issue 2, 2009

 

FEATURES


EDITORIAL

Who Will Survive?
Engineering simulation may help determine which companies make it through the current economy and strengthen their competitiveness when markets rebound.

OVERVIEW

Profiting from the Investment in Smart Engineering Simulation
To survive and profit in the current demanding business environment, organizations must engineer high-quality and innovative products, design and manufacture them for the lowest possible cost, and then beat their competitors to the global marketplace. To meet that challenge, many of the most innovative companies in the world use engineering simulation to develop products that dominate the marketplace.

TURBOMACHINERY

Designing for Quality
Simulation paired with optimization helps eliminate compressor blade failure.

AUTOMOTIVE/ELECTRONICS

Leveraging Upfront Simulation in a Global Enterprise
Corporate initiative at Delphi focuses on the benefits of simulation as an integral part of early product design at sites around the world.

ADVOCACY

Championing Simulation
NAFEMS champions CAE awareness, delivers education and sets simulation standards.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Extending the Bounds of Customer Service
Spray nozzle manufacturer expands value-added services by using simulation to develop and validate gas conditioning solutions in complex pollution control systems.

AUTOMOTIVE

Opening New Doors
Brose uses simulation to drive product quality, reduce testing and minimize costs.

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

ANSYS Sets the Stage
Simulation was used to design the floating stage set used in the latest Bond movie.

ENERGY

Harnessing the Power of Ocean Waves
Engineers use structural and hydrodynamic analysis to ensure that wave-powered electrical generation machines produce maximum energy output and operate effectively for decades.

MARINE

Designing for Strength, Speed and Luxury
Simulation software from ANSYS helps a yacht designer deliver the optimal combination of luxury and performance.

ELECTRONICS

Seeing the Future of Channel Design
NVIDIA uses VerifEye and QuickEye as an extension to traditional SPICE-level simulation approach to design high-performance graphics solutions.

ELECTRONICS

Hot Topics: High-Capacity Hard Disks
Samsung uses simulation to improve thermo-fluidic performance of hard disk drives.

AUTOMOTIVE

Fatigued by Stress Limitations
The combination of fe-safe and ANSYS software helps Cummins improve life prediction accuracy.

ELECTRICAL

Managing Heat with Multiphysics
Multiphysics simulation helps a global company design better electrical products.

AEROSPACE

Up, Up and Away
Simulation-driven innovation delivers a new ejection seat design for a military aircraft in less than 14 months.

MARINE

Propelling a More Efficient Fleet
Rolls-Royce uses simulation for propeller design to reduce marine fuel consumption.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Staying Cool with ANSYS Icepak
Thermal management solution predicts air flow and heat transfer in electronic designs so engineers can protect heat-sensitive components.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Analyzing Vibration with Acoustic–Structural Coupling
FSI techniques using acoustic elements efficiently compute natural frequencies, harmonic response and other vibration effects in structures containing fluids.

PARTNERS

Integrating CAE Tools: a Package Deal
Moldex3D and ANSYS Mechanical team up to simulate microchip encapsulation.

ACADEMIC

Sailing Past a Billion
Racing yacht design researchers push flow simulation past a meshing milestone.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Optimizing Options
Technologies converge in ANSYS Workbench for parametric fluid structure interaction analysis.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Analyzing Nonlinear Contact
Convenient tools help analyze problems in which the contacting area between touching parts changes during the load history.

Web Exclusives

ANALYSIS TOOLS

The Immersed Boundary Approach to Fluid Flow Simulation
A rapid, reliable and automated approach simulates complex flow fields.

ENERGY

Tracking Down Vibrations Fast with FSI
With high-speed iterations between mechanical and fluids software, fluid structure interaction quickly pinpointed the cause of damaging vibrations and assessed new designs for offshore oil and gas equipment.

AUTOMOTIVE

Designing Giants for Tough Work
Liebherr engineers rely on ANSYS structural simulation technology to develop giant diesel electric trucks designed to withstand harsh mining operations while providing maximum load capacity.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Keeping New Orleans Flooding at Bay
Structural analysis helps to predict vibration for pumping equipment in flood-prone New Orleans.

SPORTS/AUTOMOTIVE

Overtaking Race Car Design
An Italian design firm proposes a Formula 1 car that would bring more excitement to the race.

MARINE

Designing Safe and Reliable Ships
Delta Marine Engineering uses up-front simulation to design ships that are more comfortable and last longer.

PARTNERS

Enabling Detailed Chemistry
Reaction Design provides CHEMKIN-CFD for free to ANSYS FLUENT users who are looking to improve the accuracy of their flow simulations.