ANSYS Advantage - Volume IV, Issue 1, 2010

 

FEATURES


ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE

Avoiding the Perils of Electromagnetic Interference
Identifying EMI early in development helps prevent future risk and related high costs after products are shipped and in use.

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE

Simulation-Driven Design for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
Simulation helps to identify and correct EMC/EMI problems early in the development of innovative, next-generation vehicles.

AUTOMOTIVE

Driving Vehicle Performance
Simulation helps to reduce drag and improve acoustic performance of cars, including an electric vehicle.

AUTOMOTIVE

Quest for the 200-mpg Car
A revolutionary internal combustion engine gives rise to a super-mileage vehicle with the potential to transform automotive design.

TURBOMACHINERY

Fan of Simulation
Voith Turbo reduces costs while developing quiet fans by simulating a complete railcar cooling system.

ELECTRONICS

Fishing with Multiphysics
Direct coupled-field simulation including piezoelectric, acoustic and mechanical analysis enables engineers to tune transducer performance for monitoring huge trawler nets.

MINING

Its a Blast
Technology from ANSYS helps to optimize the precise timing of delayed detonations to get the biggest bang for the buck in the mining industry.

AUTOMOTIVE

Driving for Durability
E-Z-GO engineers quickly and accurately design a reliable utility vehicle part that saves manufacturing costs.

SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

How's the Weather on Mars?
Simulations are critical for calibration of instruments as well as fast and accurate interpretation of data from the Phoenix Mars Lander.

SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT

Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe
Engineers at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory use ANSYS technology in developing a precision camera for studying the far reaches of the universe.

ENERGY

Maintaining Power
A Brazilian power generation company expects to decrease maintenance downtime by identifying the cause of wall erosion in a coal boiler.

BUILT ENVIRONMENT

Win, Set and Match at Wimbledon
ANSYS software verifies the design of the innovative retractable roof at Wimbledon by simulating the opening and closing mechanisms.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Solutions for PCB Electromagnetic Interference
Simulation Driven Product Development aids designers of printed circuit boards in meeting electromagnetic compatibility requirements.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Predicting Circuit Board Hot Spots with Electrothermal Cosimulation
Multiphysics analysis with SIwave and ANSYS Icepak accurately determines thermal distribution on complex PCBs.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Boosting Memory Capacity with SSDs
Solid-state drives are a cost-effective way to add fast memory to workstations.

ACADEMIC

Students Win Using Simulation-Driven Design
Affiliation with ANSYS helps the University of Waterloo Formula Motorsports team win an award for an innovative air intake design at the Formula SAE Michigan 2009 competition.

ACADEMIC

Teaching Simulation to Future Engineers
ANSYS Workbench facilitates integration of simulation into the engineering curriculum.

PARTNERS

World-Class Composites Analysis by Alinghi
Embracing Simulation Driven Product Development, Team Alinghi created their 33rd America’s Cup yacht.

PARTNERS

Getting Out All the Breaks
Pratt & Miller get ahead of the race by redesigning a brake pedal using ANSYS with fe-safe fatigue analysis software.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Topology Persistence
Streamline the innovative design process using direct CAD interfaces.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Best of Both Worlds: Combining APDL with ANSYS Workbench for Structural Simulations
Using ANSYS Workbench techniques with APDL delivers the most benefit from ANSYS structural mechanics solutions.

Web Exclusives

ACADEMIC

Where Do You Go When the Volcano Blows
Fluid flow modeling aids Italian university researchers in characterizing the effects of explosive eruptions on nearby buildings.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

HFSS 12.0
This industry-standard RF and microwave simulation solution delivers significant new domain decomposition technology for high-performance computing as well as other key performance-related updates.

TURBOMACHINERY

Avoiding Stressed-Out Steam Turbines
Simulation analyzes and optimizes blade designs to minimize peak stresses and improve structural integrity of power-generation stream turbines.

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

Gearing Up for Better Measurement
Using engineering simulation, a German flow meter manufacturer reduces vibration, noise and pressure loss to develop more reliable instruments.

PARTNERS

Mesh Morphing Accelerates Design Optimization
RBF Morph and ANSYS FLUENT software combine to produce a solution for shape modifications through mesh updating.