Construction Industry Webcast Series: The Central Role of Engineering Simulation for Building Information Modeling

In the architecture engineering and construction (AEC) industry, there is no prototype: The cost and time required for construction is such that the first prototype is usually the final building. So it is not surprising that this industry widely embraces virtual prototyping through engineering simulation to troubleshoot and optimize any project. Once dedicated to the structural stability and integrity of the construction, new models are now considering the entire spectrum:

  • Stability and integrity of the building
  • External wind engineering
  • HVAC
  • Fire and smoke propagation
  • Smart buildings and smart cities

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Optimizing Concrete Reinforcement: The Power of ANSYS in a Civil Engineering-Friendly Environment

Simulation is used extensively in civil engineering to analyze the behavior of structures and assess their resistance to various scenarios. This is both a safety and an economic challenge: The structure must be able to withstand all loadings to which it might be subjected during its entire operating life and, at the same time, construction cost must be minimized. Civil engineers typically perform a structural analysis of a concrete structure modeled in shell or plate elements before designing the reinforcement necessary to equilibrate all internal forces.

View this on-demand webinar to learn how a new ANSYS civil engineering extension greatly facilitates this crucial task by determining the minimum reinforcement quantities necessary to support all expected (combinations of) loads.

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Coolsim: CFD Made Easy to Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Data Center

Many data centers pay twice for their power: once to power the servers and once again to reject the residual heat that results from them. Correctly managing the airflow in a data center can reduce power consumption by 30 percent or more, but knowing what to do to improve the airflow can be a guessing game. By using a predictive tool based on proven science, you will quickly know what to do, and the effect it will have on your power consumption.

Join us as Paul Bemis, president and CEO of Applied Math Modeling, discusses how Coolsim can be used in a variety of data center designs to analyze and optimize airflow. Based on the predicted airflow, we will discuss what can be done, and the results of those changes. Discover how the visual aspect of CFD modeling reveals ways to improve the airflow, and how to perform “what-if” simulations to prove that the proposed solution works (or doesn’t) before implementation.

You will lean:

  • How cooling efficiency affects the overall power usage effectiveness (PUE)
  • How the cooling unit’s "coefficient of performance" interacts with the overall PUE
  • What key parameters can be adjusted to obtain the greatest improvements for the least investment

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