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New Version of ANSYS Mechanical New Capabilities

Engineering is a pretty exciting place to be right now. There seems to be amazing news about new products and technologies being tested and released nearly every day. ANSYS 18.2 just launched and it’s packed with cool stuff. ANSYS Mechanical has a raft of new capabilities to help engineers make new technologies a reality. 

I’m amazed at some of the commercial space industry achievements going on right now and of course, being a big car fan, the technology going into the automotive sector is just incredible. In order to bring these products to market, big changes are taking place in the companies designing these products.

More efforts are being put into every aspect of product design and the drive to build better products faster means increased pressure on engineers.

Topology Optimization

To ease your pressure, I'm happy to share that the latest release of ANSYS Mechanical opens up even more capability to engineers. Topology optimization automates the design of parts that massively reduce material requirements and weight. ANSYS 18.2 adds in more functionality to tune the solution to suit different manufacturing methods.

You can read more about topology optimization in our white paper.

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High-performance Computing and Structural Mechanics

Our customers have seen continued increases in performance of the Mechanical solver. Our development teams actively hunt out complex, large and tricky models to identify where efficiencies can be gained. With the release of ANSYS 18.2, we have achieved another milestone — 3000 cores! In the field of structural mechanics, having speed ups at core counts this high is unheard of. The impact of these efficiencies will be felt by customers running on all sizes of computers and many different model types.

High-performance Computing and Structural Mechanics

ANSYS Mechanical Vibroacoustic Product Performance

Vibroacoustics, the analysis of structural borne sound, has been added to the core Mechanical product. The ability to study one-way coupled or fully-coupled vibroacoustic analysis means that engineers using ANSYS Mechanical for structural or thermal analysis can use the same interface. This means no rebuilding of models or new tools to learn for applications like car exhaust system, speaker, sonar or electric motor noise studies.

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Learn more about all the latest features and capabilities of ANSYS Mechanical.