ANSYS Advantage - Volume X, Issue 2, 2016
Spotlight on the Internet of Things
Companies designing smart, connected products need to address competing and complex challenges, including size, weight, power, performance, reliability, and durability. Engineers must design reliable sensors, high-speed communication and networking equipment, and supercomputers that process vast amounts of data. This issue of ANSYS Advantage magazine features a wide range of companies that have overcome challenges in developing the things for the Internet of Things using engineering simulation.
EditorialNew Products, Same Values, More Difficult Problems
While product values such as quality, innovation, time-to-market and cost control will continue to separate the winners from the also-rans, the winners will be those who can best adapt to the step changes in engineering challenges in this rapidly shifting landscape.
Best PracticesEnsuring a Well-Connected Future
As the Internet of Things grows larger every day, ANSYS offers the full range of simulation capabilities to maximize product performance across a wide range of criteria.
HealthcareWired into Health
Cambridge Consultants uses ANSYS software to model body variations and simulate antenna performance.
A quantum computer developer reduces processor temperature to near absolute zero with the assistance of ANSYS multiphysics tools.
High-TechMaking Sensors for the IoT
An experienced MEMS developer describes some of the issues involved in creating reliable MEMS and provides some best simulation practices to assist in their design.
Fujitsu uses ANSYS software to simulate its next-generation 3-D IC semiconductor designs before the systems have been fully defined through final signoff.
DEFENSE TECHNOLOGYRuggedized Systems: Cool and Connected
To meet demanding military specifications for mobile and interconnected surveillance, communication and operational devices, Kontron uses sophisticated thermal simulation to balance size, weight, power and cooling trade-offs.
High-TechThe Backbone of the IoT
ClariPhy delivers ultrahigh-speed systems-on-chip (SoC), with the highest level of data integrity, while meeting power, performance, bandwidth and cost requirements.
Electronics CoolingThe Big Data Chill
The leading provider of closed-loop liquid cooling systems for data centers employs thermal simulation with ANSYS software to optimize cooling system components.
SolutionsSeven Crucial Applications to Successfully Engineer the Internet of Things
Seven applications, enabled by a common simulation platform, are critical to developing products for the IoT.
Magneti Marelli engineers employed simulation to design the cooling channels in a new, integrated intake-manifold–intercooler design for fuel-efficient cars in one-third of the time of previous methods.
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSETo the Test
Bird strike simulation at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited saves design time and thousands of dollar per test of composite helicopter components.
Sports EquipmentLong Shot
PING used ANSYS simulation software to design unique aerodynamic features in its drivers to deliver longer golf shots while remaining stable on off-center hits.
OPTIMIZE MROPassing the Test
By modeling Lufthansa Technik’s highly complex test cell, engineers can apply those results to the jet engine itself and obtain test results that are very close to what the engine will experience in its operating environment.
Aerospace and DefenseCalm Landing
Simulation of water landings for unmanned aerial vehicles saves physical testing time and costs.
NewsSimulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.