ANSYS Advantage - Volume IV, Issue 2, 2010

 

FEATURES


CONSUMER GOODS

Bladeless is More
Fluid flow simulation advances acclaimed new fan design.

BEST PRACTICES

Cost-Effective Innovation
Best-in-class companies systematically integrate simulation with design processes to succeed in a turbulent economy.

HEALTHCARE

Taming the Cost of Respiratory Drug Development
Computer modeling and simulation help researchers to better visualize pulmonary functions for faster, less expensive clinical testing of innovative respiratory drugs.

ELECTRICAL

Making the Switch
Optimizing a seemingly simple electrical switch device assembly through simulation saves time and reduces costs.

CONSUMER GOODS

A New Spin on Appliances
A leading manufacturer reduces time in the development of innovative ovens, washing machines and other appliances through engineering simulation.

THOUGHT LEADERS

Leveraging the Full Power of Simulation
An industry expert looks at changes in engineering analysis and ways that companies can maximize benefits of the technology.

MATERIALS

Cutting Extrusion Die Design Costs
By reducing the number of trial-and-error prototypes, simulation can save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in designing PVC extrusion dies.

CONSTRUCTION

Star Light
Engineering simulation will save $5 million in construction costs for a massive telescope that will allow astronomers to peer back into the formation of galaxies.

TURBOMACHINERY

Steaming Ahead with Turbomachinery Simulation
Engineers gain valuable insight into design of a complex steam turbine by employing simulation.

ELECTRONICS

Avoiding Excess Heat in TSV-Based 3-D IC Designs
Engineers use coupled simulation tools to resolve thermal issues at through-silicon vias (TSVs) early in development of high-density 3-D IC modules.

MARINE

Ship-Shape Simulation
Designers use structural and hydrodynamic analyses to ensure that working vessels meet challenging demands in harbor and at sea.

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

Performance under Pressure
CCI substantially reduced warranty repair costs by using fluids simulation to upgrade the design of its control valves.

PARTNERS

Drilling into the Heart of Direct Modeling
Direct modeling enhances engineering analysis throughput at a hydraulic drilling rig manufacturer.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Getting Connected
ANSYS EKM helps engineering teams improve productivity by organizing simulation data locally and worldwide.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

HPC Options for HFSS
HFSS offers options for high-performance computing that deliver fast and efficient simulation for complex problems.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Turning to Rotordynamics
Tools from ANSYS work together to optimize rotating parts.

Web Exclusives

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Speed Up Simulation with a GPU
A new feature in ANSYS Mechanical leverages graphics processing units to significantly lower solution times for large analysis problem sizes.

SPORT

Riding the Waves
Computer simulation helps design a more stable, better-draining surfski with less drag.

SPACE TECHNOLOGY

Robots Race to the Moon
Engineering simulation plays key role in developing a robot for a $20 million international lunar competition.