ANSYS Advantage - Volume IX, Issue 1, 2015
Focus on Healthcare
Innovation in healthcare is not just a question of business; often it is a matter of life and death. Medical and pharmaceutical companies must turn a profit, but they also have an ethical duty to improve lives. Healthcare organizations, therefore, face the dilemma of how to minimize cost and maximize efficiency. Simulation is an effective answer to this problem. In this issue of ANSYS Advantage, leading healthcare companies show how simulation has assisted them in reaching their bottom line goals while delivering safe and reliable products.
EDITORIALEntering the In Silico Era
The healthcare industry needs solutions now. The world requires rapid-fire innovation to treat an aging population, reduce healthcare costs and ensure the reliability of treatments. Medical and pharmaceutical leaders are widely adopting engineering simulation to create significant opportunities from these challenges.
NEWSSimulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.
BEST PRACTICESIn Vivo, In Vitro, In Silico!
Four best practices help ensure a smooth technology shift to computer modeling and simulation for medical device and pharmaceutical organizations.
OPHTHALMOLOGYA Perfect Vision
To dramatically improve vision through customized patient-specific surgery, Optimeyes employs structural simulation in clinical ophthalmology.
WEARABLE DEVICESCharged Up
Medtronic ensures the safety of recharging subcutaneous medical devices through simulation.
HEARING AIDSI Hear You
Simulation improves hearing aid performance while saving time and money by quickly iterating through design alternatives.
HEALTHCARE REGULATIONSimulation for Regulation
The Medical Device Innovation Consortium advances the use of simulation in the development and regulation of medical devices.
CARDIOLOGYDecision under Pressure
A non-invasive computational method for determining pressure drop across an arterial blockage could help cardiologists make more-objective and accurate treatment decisions.
PHARMACEUTICALThe Right Mix
CFD simulation saves time and money by validating the ability of a single-use mixer design to scale to 5,000 liters.
CONSTRUCTIONEnergy-Efficient Tunnel Ventilation
A leading ventilation company develops jet fans that are smaller and up to 30 percent more energy efficient.
FLUID–MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SIMULATIONShaking All Over
Multiphysics simulation solves a vibration issue in a Francis turbine.
FLUID–MECHANICAL SYSTEMS SIMULATIONKnowing the Score
Analyzing a World Cup stadium with ANSYS multiphysics tools takes one-tenth the time of wind-tunnel testing.
ACADEMICDeveloping Reliable Small Antennas for Smartphones
A team of researchers used ANSYS technology to design a small multiband internal antenna to successfully operate across eight different frequency bands.
ACADEMICMagnetic Nanoparticle Simulation
Research using simulation will help to develop biomagnetic beads for disease treatment.
ANALYSIS TOOLSAccelerating ANSYS Fluent Simulations with NVIDIA GPUs
ANSYS Fluent supports GPUs so engineers can meet project schedules and get robust products to market faster.