ANSYS Advantage - Volume VII, Issue 2, 2013
Spotlight on Robust Design and Product Integrity
Engineers can reduce design uncertainty and the risk of failure by using simulation to understand how products will actually perform under a broad spectrum of real scenarios. Reliability-driven product development or robust design is critical to ensuring product integrity and brand reputation. This issue of ANSYS Advantage highlights the many benefits of taking a robust design approach. Real-world stories show the wide range of ways that leading engineering teams are applying robust design to address an equally diverse spectrum of pressing design challenges.
EDITORIALKeeping Your Product Promise
Every product represents a promise — a commitment to reliable, robust performance. ANSYS helps you honor that commitment with industry-leading design exploration capabilities that deliver product integrity, quickly and cost-effectively.
NEWSSimulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.
BEST PRACTICESAvoiding Small Mistakes — and Huge Costs
Robust design practices using engineering simulation help the world’s most innovative companies to protect product integrity and identify errors early — saving warranty costs, reputation damage and lost customers later.
OIL AND GASIn-Depth Solution
Technip automates evaluation of 20,000 simulation runs to ensure that subsea pipe structures can survive worst-case scenarios.
THOUGHT LEADERPowered by Innovation
Known for game-changing product innovations, Pratt & Whitney has relied on engineering simulation to fuel its design process for over 35 years. Al Brockett, former vice president of engineering module centers, discusses the role of robust design in delivering revolutionary new products with a high degree of confidence.
AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICSSound Success
JVC KENWOOD Corporation employs robust design practices to develop innovative automotive speaker technology.
MARINEA Perfect Fit
Researchers develop an automated process for optimizing marine structural components.
ANALYSIS TOOLSDesigning Robust Electronics Systems
Parametric simulation and high-performance computing ensure that engineers develop reliable electronic serial interconnects.
BEST PRACTICESRobust Design for Integrated Circuits
A broad range of tools is required to meet reliability goals for robust electronic systems.
ENERGYPower for a Sustainable Future: Reducing Downtime
Simulation helps to improve productivity, performance and engineering innovation at a PTT gas separation plant.
ELECTRONICSThe Heat is On
Toshiba improves product reliability and decreases development time through electromagnetic–thermal–stress coupling.
ACADEMICFormula for Racing Success
Students apply robust design principles to develop a highly competitive race car.
As engineering and medicine converge, researchers are making gains in understanding and treating causes of cardiovascular disease.
TECH TIPLeader of the Pack
ANSYS HPC Parametric Pack licensing enables the quick solution of parametric simulations.