ANSYS Advantage - Volume XI Issue 1, 2017
SPOTLIGHT ON THE DIGITAL TWIN
Engineering simulation is a key component of one of the most exciting developments in product engineering: the rise of the digital twin. By studying the digital twin, engineers can determine the root cause of performance problems, schedule predictive maintenance, evaluate different control strategies and otherwise work to optimize product performance — and minimize operating expenses — in near real times. This issue also includes articles from industry leaders that leverage digital prototyping and digital exploration to improve their products, reduce time to market and gain insight that would otherwise be impossible to obtain.
EditorialA New Era in Simulation
Digital twins take simulation-driven product development to the next level.
Best PracticesDouble Vision
The digital twin provides a new layer of engineering insight by replicating the performance of products in operation.
Digital TwinCreating a Digital Twin for a Pump
Technologies now make it possible to integrate simulation with products as they exist and operate in the real world. This enables companies to optimize operations and maintenance, as well as further accelerate the new-product development process.
Digital TwinPioneering the Industrial Internet
GE Digital is playing an integral role in digital industry by providing companies with valuable insights to manage assets and operations more efficiently.
SolutionsSimulation for the Digital Twin Ecosystem
ANSYS has a full suite of tools to enable a digital twin to deliver accurate, insightful and reliable results that can have a real impact on operation.
TransportationComfortable Rail Travel
Siemens engineers use ANSYS software to validate the design of the heating, ventilation and cooling systems for railway coaches to reduce testing time and cost by up to 50 percent.
ManufacturingDecreasing Drill Damage
Researchers use fluid flow and structural analysis tools to analyze process coolant flow distribution and achieve longer cutting-equipment life.
StructuralTower of Strength
Jet Towers used ANSYS AIM simulation to design a line of truss tower modules so that the company can build and install wireless towers in only one week.
FMC Technologies cuts the weight of a reciprocating pump in half while reducing its footprint and increasing its pressure output.
Oil and GasRide the Wave
A Petrobras engineer uses ANSYS simulation to reduce the number of experiments required to ensure that vessels can withstand rough sea conditions.
The engineering team for a battery-powered motorized skateboard employs engineering simulation to quickly make design changes, predict how changes will impact real-world performance and achieve meaningful improvements.
Using engineering simulation, a small company has developed sturdy, lightweight cargo pallets that are 18 percent lighter than traditional pallets.
StartupsWinning the Race to 5G
PHAZR is developing unique 5G millimeter wireless networking for mobile and fixed-access applications. This innovative startup leverages ANSYS software to not only speed up its analysis, but provide design agility and flexibility for this cutting-edge technology.
NewsSimulation in the News
A roundup of news stories featuring simulation.