ANSYS Advantage - Volume VI, Issue 2, 2012

 

FEATURES


NEWS

Simulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.

BEST PRACTICES

Become a Champion
Athletic innovations like Olympic swimsuits and racing yachts might seem worlds away from everyday business challenges. But there is much to learn from sports leaders.

AUTO RACING

Driving Victory
HPC solutions enable high-fidelity insight into car performance in shorter turnaround times for Red Bull Racing.

SWIMMING

Dressed for Success - Speedo Racing System
Engineers at Speedo utilize ANSYS to develop the Speedo Fastskin Racing System.

CYCLING

Floating on Air
A new racing bike designed with ANSYS CFD won Commonwealth Games Gold and Ironman New Zealand.

SAILING

Charting a Confident Course
Engineers at Emirates Team New Zealand rely on CFD from ANSYS to optimize sail performance for the seven-month Volvo Ocean Race. Thanks to ANSYS channel partner LEAP Australia for their contribution to this article.

TENNIS

Good Vibrations
HEAD Sport delivers world-leading tennis racket performance with simulation.

GOLF

On the Ball
Finite element analysis helps to improve golf ball rebound velocity by 5 percent, resulting in longer drives in a game measured by inches.

CONSTRUCTION

Dry Run
Simulating wind and rain around a stadium determines the best design for keeping spectators dry.

ROWING

Germany Rocks on Water
Advances in boat equipment design via simulation help to sustain Germany’s Olympic excellence.

CONSUMER GOODS

Business is Booming
Multiphysics simulation helps to design a thermal diffuser that converts explosion into long-lasting heat.

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

Pumping Up Sustainability
Flow simulation optimizes the energy requirement of pumps.

AEROSPACE

Engineering Simulation Takes Flight
Parker Aerospace uses ANSYS technology to reduce time and costs — as well as risk — in the design of aircraft systems.

ELECTRONICS

Wearing a Wire
Simulation helps to optimize body-worn wireless devices for an emerging class of applications.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

To Live Forever
Fatigue simulation can increase product life, reduce costs and decrease risk.

TECH TIP

Introducing APDL Math Commands
A new set of commands in ANSYS Mechanical APDL provides access to powerful matrix manipulation features.

Web Exclusives

TENNIS

The Ball’s in Your Court
A team of researchers at Sheffield Hallam University have developed models with ANSYS LS-DYNA software that accurately simulate ball-on-tennis-racket impacts. The team is using these models to investigate the individual and combined effects of many different design variables and to develop insights for improving the design of tennis rackets produced by Prince Sports.

THOUGHT LEADER

Profile of a CFD Pioneer: The Man Behind the CFD Methods
Numerical methods developed by Professor George Raithby have made a significant impact in both academia and the world of commercial fluid dynamics simulation. This article discusses some of his contributions to CFD.

BEST PRACTICES

Modeling Threaded Bolted Joints in ANSYS Workbench
Although bolted joints are extremely common, they can be difficult to model accurately without using some best practices. An industry specialist provides some valuable suggestions for using engineering simulation to understand bolted joints to reduce failure.