ANSYS Advantage - Volume V, Issue 1, 2011

 

FEATURES


BEST PRACTICES

Green Design without Compromise
Companies can gain a sustainable competitive advantage and be environmental stewards — through robust design and optimization.

TRANSPORTATION

Cleaner, Greener Engine Design
Cummins uses simulation to reduce weight, improve fuel economy and reduce emissions of engines.

CONSTRUCTION

Brussels’tainable
Simulation helps to determine potential environmental impact in preparation for a massive renovation in Brussels.

ENERGY

Catch the Next Wave
Hydrodynamic simulation helps to deliver two- to three-times wave power efficiency improvement.

ENERGY

Reacting to Emissions
Fluids simulation helps to speed up research into chemical-looping combustion capable of reducing fossil fuel emissions.

CONSTRUCTION

Meeting Green Building Design Goals with Engineering Simulation
Simulation is driving innovation in HVAC design for an assembly hall in Saudi Arabia.

OFFSHORE

Don’t Rock the Float!
Fluid–structure interaction allows designers to assess impact of waves on freshwater and offshore systems.

ENERGY: WIND

Energizing the Wind Industry
Increased complexities require a system-level approach in designing and evaluating wind turbines.

ENERGY: WIND

More Power to You
Simulation helps Indar to design one of the world’s highest-efficiency permanent magnet wind turbine generators.

ENERGY: WIND

Where the Wind Blows
Engineering simulation plays a role in getting the most power from wind farms by predicting the best available locations.

ENERGY: WIND

Second Wind
Advanced turbulence models lead to optimized wind turbine spacing.

AEROSPACE

Fast Lane to Sky High
Fluid flow simulation software co-pilots design of production prototype roadable aircraft.

SCIENTIFIC EQUIPMENT

Glass Jaw
Simulation helps to solve collimator jaw design problem in the Large Hadron Collider.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Designing Batteries for Electric Vehicles
Numerical simulation can be used to accelerate battery development and address safety concerns.

ACADEMIC

Microbubbles Keep Green Energy Blooming
Algae-derived biofuel production gets a strong pulse from flow simulation.

ACADEMIC

Reforming a Fuel Cell Modeling Process
Coupling flow simulation with complex chemistry tools brings a united front to analyzing leading-edge energy systems.

TIPS AND TRICKS

Accelerating CFD Solutions
Several recent enhancements in ANSYS FLUENT solver capabilities accelerate convergence and reduce solution time.