ANSYS AIM Streamlines Fatigue Analysis of Compressed Gas Cylinder - Application Brief
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. ANSYS AIM is an excellent tool for gas cylinder design because it integrates structural analysis, fatigue life prediction and parametric design tools in a single user interface. The resulting streamlined workflow makes it possible to optimize the design in much less time than is required with traditional simulation tools.