With today's release of ANSYS 19.1, we deliver a powerful new tool for taming complexity and bringing innovation to market. With ANSYS Twin Builder, customers can now build, validate and deploy simulation-based digital twins within a single workflow. For the oil and gas, industrial, energy and aerospace and defense industries, Twin Builder offers millions of dollars in maintenance- and lost productivity-related cost savings.
Digital twins are informed by data collected from sensors on their real-world counterparts and transmitted via the industrial internet of things (IIoT). Twin Builder's open solution easily integrates with any IIoT platform and empowers users to perform diagnostics and troubleshooting, determine an ideal maintenance program, optimize the performance of industrial assets and generate insightful data to improve the next generation of products.
Additional ANSYS 19.1 Highlights
This new release also contains new metal additive manufacturing (AM) solutions that greatly reduce the high cost of physical trial-and-error testing. With ANSYS Additive Suite, designers can determine the best machine, part setup and material configuration before printing a 3D part. This complete workflow solution for metal AM allows engineers to optimize weight reduction and lattice density; create, repair and clean up CAD geometry; simulate the additive process; and conduct structural and thermal analysis for data validation.
Available in the mechanical suite are new functionality and resources, including more than 100 material models from Granta. Users will also gain greater flexibility when performing topology optimizations where constraints or responses are defined.
As part of our fluids solution, we offer a new approach to cavitation modeling across diverse applications — from hydro pumps to rocket fuel systems. Users can now reliably predict cavitation using existing material properties, without the need for empirical model parameters.
Additionally, we introduce ANSYS EnVision Pro, a new version of ANSYS EnSight Viewer. Users can interact with EnSight data and create new views and photorealistic images in real time. Multiple viewing formats ensure data can be viewed by any audience, employing any technology.
New to our 3D design product family are capabilities that accelerate and allow for faster and more accurate simulating of more types of loading conditions. Fly-through and perspective view modes have also been added.
ANSYS 19.1 also delivers new analysis capabilities for designing wireless communication, autonomous and electrification technologies. Features include advanced driver-assistance systems/automotive radar, largest target radar cross section (RCS) analysis, integrated electrothermal analysis, an innovative electric machine design toolkit and new hybrid simulation techniques for printed circuit board (PCB) analysis.
These are just a few of the many features and enhancements included in ANSYS 19.1 For more details, please visit our update page.