ANSYS Advantage - Volume VIII, Issue 2, 2014
Spotlight on Multiphysics
Today it is rare to achieve the best-possible product design when optimizing a product’s response to a single physical force. To understand every force at play, and accurately predict if the product can perform well as a result, all the relevant physics need to be considered. This issue of ANSYS Advantage illustrates firsthand how engineers in every industry apply ANSYS software and best simulation practices to realize significant improvements in their development processes via multiphysics studies.
EDITORIALEliminating the Element of Surprise
Today’s sophisticated products bring together a range of complex parts and functionality. Multiphysics simulation is critical in understanding how these parts actually work together in their operating environment — and managing the critical risk of product failure.
NEWSSimulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.
BEST PRACTICESMultiphysics: The Future of Simulation
As part of its comprehensive set of solutions for engineering simulation, ANSYS introduces new technology developments that make multiphysics simulations faster, more seamless and higher fidelity — as well as more accessible than ever.
ROBUST ELECTRIC MACHINE DESIGNRobust Electric Machine Design Through Multiphysics
Electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal simulation plus design optimization help to improve energy efficiency, noise and bearing life of robust electric motors.
ADVANCED MATERIALS SYSTEMS DESIGNMagnetic Appeal
CERN used ANSYS multiphysics tools to optimize the design of a superconducting accelerator magnet.
FLUID-THERMAL SYSTEMS DESIGNExhaustive Simulation
An exhaust system designer uses multiphysics simulation to reduce costly iterations by validating designs before testing.
FLUID–MECHANICAL SYSTEMS DESIGNChange of Heart
A new heart valve replacement procedure modeled with multiphysics simulation could eliminate the need for open-heart surgery.
ROBUST ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGNNeat as a Pin
Rosenberger leverages mechanical and electrical simulation to provide a superior alternative to traditional spring pins for semiconductor testing.
FLUID–THERMAL SYSTEMS DESIGNCool Head
Ural Diesel-Motor Works uses multiphysics simulation to avoid thermal cracking in a cylinder head.
ROBUST ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGNBalance of Power
To balance performance and cost, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Bulgaria uses ANSYS multiphysics solutions to design power transformers and associated equipment.
ADVANCED MATERIALS SYSTEMS DESIGNGetting Around in Style
Engineers quickly and reliably design a composites sports car and an electric bicycle using ANSYS technology.
ROBUST ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGNKeep the Noise Down
ANSYS electronics tools work together to solve coupled power integrity and signal integrity problems in designing robust electronic systems.
ADVANCED MATERIALS SYSTEMS DESIGNSealing the Deal
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory leveraged simulation to develop an optimized method for inspecting sealed containers in verifying nuclear arms control treaties.
ROBUST ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DESIGNCool Designs for Remote Desktop Access
Teradici improves PCoIP zero client design by optimizing enclosure cooling with ANSYS Icepak.
ANALYSIS TOOLSFast, Accurate Simulations for Fuel Combustion Applications
The acquisition of Reaction Design broadens the ANSYS simulation offering with industry-leading chemistry solvers to advance clean engine and fuel technologies.
ANALYSIS TOOLSA Foundation for Collaboration
Multiphysics simulation in ANSYS Workbench powers system-level analysis and helps shorten design cycles.