2014 ANSYS Hall of Fame Competition Winners

Best in Show: Corporate

Admedes Schuessler GmbH

Engineers teamed with CADFEM and leveraged FSI simulation to improve their understanding and design of an aortic stent, specifically related to stent crimping and stent release against the aortic wall.

Apollo

High amounts of carry-over liquids occurred within an FPSO separator during storms. ANSYS simulation reduced modification time and liquid carry-over, while that ensuring new internals could be fitted to withstand heavy forces.

FEAC

Coupled multiphysics from ANSYS rapidly helped improve the ability to achieve high quality, reliable results and safe/secure file management in designing superconducting accelerator magnets.

 

Best in Show: Academic

 
 
 

Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development

A multiphysics approach in simulating bicuspid aortic valve condition provided detailed information for researchers to gain a better understanding of parameters that, in clinical conditions, are very difficult or sometimes impossible to measure.

Moscow State Technical University

To rapidly improve car design and reduce emissions, engineers created a virtual wind turbine in ANSYS Workbench. The team worked with CADFEM CIS to optimize the shape of the vehicle, minimizing aerodynamic drag and acoustic noise.
 

 

Hall of Fame Finalists

Chemring Technology Solutions

Running an ANSYS HFSS simulation of electromagnetic surface waves propagating around the body demonstrated a potential method for producing high-bandwidth, secure on-body communications system for wireless technologies.

FERMILAB

For the Project X Injector Experiment, the team used ANSYS HFSS transient tools to develop a button beam position monitor. Simulation results proved the ability of HFSS transient to model a signal generated by a beam of charged particles, which can be applied to a variety of new problems, such as the design of electron tubes and accelerator components.

Georgia Institute of Technology

Simulation of a scanning laser epitaxy process used ANSYS fluid dynamics to show temperature distribution, melt pool shape and microstructural transition probability.

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

To identify strengths and limitations of various lumbar fusion techniques, researchers employed ANSYS Workbench to analyze range of motion, maximum stress of spinal discs and maximum stress of implants.

Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Bulgaria

Using a wide arrange of ANSYS multiphysics capabilities, all components of a power transformer were optimized, improving efficiency and quality to better meet the demand for more electrical power.

IAB Weimar GmbH

The spiral blade inside a concrete-transport truck's drum heavily influences mixing performance. ANSYS Fluent helped researchers study and optimize the blade at both macro- and micro-mixing levels.

Ingersoll Rand

Engineers used ANSYS CFD to identify sources of high pressure losses in a traditional HVAC unit's waterbox, which caused rapid performance degradation. Simulations reduced pressure loss and met stringent manufacturing requirements.

Mabe SA de CV

Rapid virtual testing of a refrigerator's cooling unit using ANSYS software identified the flow pattern of cold temperatures, adding insight into a new deign with reduced humidity levels.

Parker Aerospace

To improve airplane safety, the development team used ANSYS CFX to predict concentrations of oxygen in the ullage space; it leveraged HPC to manage extended run times and large model sizes. The result was more reliable and effective fuel interting systems.

RMIT University

Simulation combining CT scan data with ANSYS solutions provided computational models of the respiratory system. It can be used to assist researchers who study health risks associated with increased exposure to nanoparticles.

University of New South Wales

Dust collection efficiency decreases during dust accumulation in an electrostatic precipitator. The particle color is scaled to the particle charge.

Ural Diesel-Motor Works, LLC

Simulation of a diesel engine cast-iron cylinder head using ANSYS led to a more reliable and robust design than its aluminum predecessor, eliminating engine failure.

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