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Welcome to ANSYS in ACTION, a bi-weekly demo series from ANSYS in which an application engineer shows you how simulation can address common applications. Take a 20 minute break and log onto the web to see how simulation can solve your problems. View session descriptions and register using the links below.

ANSYS in Action

Upcoming Sessions

ANSYS in ACTION: Easily Create Your Own ANSYS Apps

January 26, 2017
1:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT


Only ANSYS offers simulation apps that multiply the effectiveness of general purpose simulation tools. Engineering simulation apps enhance your user experience while increasing the speed and scalability of simulation-led product creation processes. Attend this 20-minute live demo session to learn how you can quickly and interactively create apps that streamline your simulation workflows using a remarkably simple graphical user interface, eliminating the need to write scripts for custom apps.

ANSYS in ACTION: Fluid Flow from Blood Vessels Scans

February 2, 2017
1:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT


Information about blood pressure and flow through blood vessels is valuable to doctors working to improve patient health, and to medical device manufacturers looking to improve their product designs. Simulation is one way to gain deep insight about hemodynamic effects. However, a simulation must be performed for each individual patient to be truly effective. Blood vessels are tortuous and irregularly shaped, making them nearly impossible to draw using CAD methods. As a result, medical scanning techniques the result in STL files are the usual source of simulation geometry. Join us for a 20-minute webinar to see how simulation software makes it easy to go from raw STL geometry to blood flow analysis using ANSYS solutions.

ANSYS in ACTION: ANSYS DesignXplorer GARS Algorithm for Response Surfaces

February 9, 2017
1:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT


Choosing the right response surface method is an obstacle for many novice simulation users; it is critical to success with ANSYS DesignXplorer. Without an accurate fit across all the outputs, the response surface is not able to accurately give sensitivity information or predict the best design candidates. The Genetic Aggregation Response Surface (GARS) algorithm automates this process and also produces the best fit possible. And it’s so easy to use, we can show you how in one 20-minute session.

ANSYS in ACTION: Fatigue Analysis of Compressed Gas Cylinder

February 16, 2017
1:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT


Compressed gas cylinders play a critical role in ensuring the safety of underwater divers, firefighters and patients who require assistance with breathing. A challenge for engineers designing these cylinders is minimizing their weight to maintain portability while ensuring that they can withstand cyclic loading generated by many filling and emptying cycles. Simulation can help engineers who design gas cylinders to examine structural integrity, predict fatigue life and perform parametric designs to optimize the designs. Join us for a 20-minute webinar to see how simulation from ANSYS streamlines the fatigue analysis of gas cylinders.

ANSYS in ACTION: Polyflow Screw Modeling

February 23, 2017
1:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT


ANSYS Polyflow's unique Mesh Superposition Technique (MST) capability makes detailed 3-D modeling of both single screw and twin screw extruders a reality. In this 20-minute webinar session, learn how you can make meaningful engineering decisions using a practical modeling approach. Understand the underlying assumptions and see sample outputs, including pressure distribution, temperature and shear rate.

ANSYS in ACTION: Designing Hip Stems with ASTM Standard F2996

March 2, 2017
1:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM GMT


As the number of total hip replacement surgeries has exploded over the past few decades, regulatory agencies have expressed concerns over the difficulty of comparing different finite element analysis (FEA) methods used by medical device companies to evaluate the safety of implant designs. In response, ASTM International released the F2996 standard, which provides a consistent method for analyzing hip stems used in replacement surgery. ANSYS has developed a free app that guides engineers through the process of analyzing hip implants in accordance with this standard. Attend this 20-minute session to learn how the new ANSYS app reduces the time required for hip implant simulation while ensuring that engineers correctly apply the new standard.

Past Sessions

ANSYS in ACTION: Thermal Management of LEDs

Up to 85 percent of the electrical power used to drive light emitting diodes (LEDs) is converted to heat. Engineers must design LEDs carefully so that they do not become too hot to touch or cause components to break. Determining the temperature of the LED itself and the enclosure requires simulating the current passing through the conductors, heat transfer to the air, the temperature of the LED and fixture, and the resulting mechanical stresses. Join us for a 20-minute webinar to see how simulation from ANSYS makes the simulation of all these forces impacting thermal management in LEDs easy and intuitive.

ANSYS in ACTION: HPC in the Cloud

High-performance computing (HPC) enables you to solve more problems — and larger problems — faster than ever. Unfortunately, not every engineer has access to HPC resources. ANSYS Enterprise Cloud addresses this shortcoming by providing a virtual simulation data center running on Amazon Web Services. Attend this 20-minute webinar to see how easy it is to start using ANSYS on the cloud for high-performance computing.

ANSYS in ACTION: Calculating Force in a Relay

Relays are electrically operated switches. They use a DC electric current to create a magnetic force and move an armature that makes or breaks the electrical connection. Relay designers are interested in the current density in the coil, the magnetic flux density in the iron components and the magnetic force in the armature. ANSYS electromagnetics solutions can simulate these properties to give you insight into your innovative relay designs. Join us for this 20-minute webinar to see how ANSYS simulation can make calculating the force in a relay fast and easy.

ANSYS in ACTION: Insertion Force of a Snap-Fit Connector

Snap-fit connectors are one of the oldest and most common fastener devices. They have the advantages of speed of connection/disconnection over other fastening methods, with no loose parts that could be misplaced. However, their proper operation requires precise design to ensure that the amount of force it takes to fasten or separate the connector, and the direction of application of that force, is optimal for the desired application. Join us for this 30-minute webinar to see the how insertion force of a snap-fit connector can be quickly calculated using simulation from ANSYS. Learn how to determine what type of snap-fit to use, the required insertion force for operation and the amount of stress that various parts of the connector will experience.

ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating Fatigue on a Bicycle Frame

Biking enthusiasts want bicycles that are durable enough to withstand their pursuits while being light enough to transport easily. Bike manufacturers want to meet customer expectations while minimizing material and transportation costs. Bicycle designers have a multitude of options for bike frame configuration, material type and material thickness to choose from to design bicycles that best address both consumer and business needs. Join us for this 20-minute webinar to see how simulation from ANSYS can make evaluating these options virtually fast and easy. Learn how you can simulate fatigue on bicycle frames to see how well and how long they will withstand the stresses riders will place on them before you ever build a physical prototype. You can save time and money on future bicycle designs, and get your product to the market faster than ever before.

ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating Bolted Connections and Tightening Sequences

Bolt preload is the tension generated in a bolt when it is tightened, creating the clamping force between components that allows a bolted connection to transfer mechanical loads. Preloading the bolts and evaluating the optimal bolt tightening sequence is essential to determining the performance of the bolted connection and minimizing the likelihood of failure or joint separation. Simulating bolted connections enables you to accurately determine the structural performance and the optimal tightening sequences for your bolted connection designs before you invest time and money in physical prototypes. Register now for this 20-minute webinar to learn how you can use simulation to quickly and easily evaluate bolted connections and tightening sequences.

ANSYS in ACTION: Pressure Drop Through a Valve

Pressure drop through a valve is a function of system demand and increases with increasing flowrate. Understanding pressure drop in valves and the response to changes in flowrate in the connected system is a key concern for engineers who need to select the right valve for the job. Come to this webinar to see how simulation from ANSYS can help make simulations for valve selection easy and straightforward in just 20 min.

ANSYS in ACTION: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a CPU Cooler

CPUs generate a significant amount of heat during operation that must be removed to maximize CPU performance and prevent damage to components and soldered connections. CPUs placed in demanding, harsh environments are especially at risk for thermal damage. Engineers working on placing CPUs must be aware of thermal output of the CPU and the surrounding environment when designing a CPU cooler for a particular application. Come to this webinar to see how simulation from ANSYS can help you evaluate the effectiveness of a CPU cooler in just 20 min.

ANSYS in ACTION: Heat Exchange in an Exhaust Manifold

Exhaust manifolds are used to collect several exhaust gas streams, one per engine header, into a single pipe. The thermal performance of the exhaust manifold is a key contributor to engine performance. It is important to keep the manifold hot to maximize engine performance but not so hot that damage to the manifold occurs. Engineers need to design exhaust manifolds and understand how they exchange heat with their surroundings to balance these thermal requirements. Come to this webinar to see how simulation from ANSYS make simulations for exhaust manifold easy and straightforward in just 20 min.