Internet of Things Webinar Series: Designing for Harsh Environments

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Shake, Rattle and Roll: Designing IoT Devices to Withstand Harsh Environments

Because the Internet of Things (IoT) is everywhere, the smart devices that comprise the IoT must be able to function reliably for long periods in a variety of harsh conditions. Extremes of vibration, impact and fatigue can result in significant repair costs, mission failure and even risk to human life. Damage caused by vibrations during launch was responsible for 45 percent of first-day spacecraft electronics failures, according to NASA.

View this webinar to learn how you can use ANSYS engineering simulation solutions to understand and minimize the hazards for IoT devices as a result of vibration, impact and fatigue. Discover how performing simulations early in the design process — before significant investments have been made — can help you pinpoint effective solutions and guide key tradeoffs to deliver products with better performance at lower cost.

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Simulation Driven Product Development enables industry leaders to minimize cost and maximize quality when designing, manufacturing and delivering products. During manufacturing, shipping, and use by customers, most products are exposed to impacts that can cause minor to severe damage. Testing for “impact integrity” experimentally and with simulation provides insight into how damage can be controlled.

This webinar will demonstrate how to perform drop test simulations. The application examples discussed in the webinar will include the drop test simulations of electronics devices, fluid containers, nuclear-waste containers, and more. The material types discussed will include both isotropic and composite materials. The material failure properties are either uniform everywhere or satisfy the specified statistical distribution that will display realistic failure patterns. The simulations address not only the products being dropped but also the products being dropped onto by foreign objects.

Finally, the optimization of the survivability of products using parametric studies will be highlighted.

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View this webinar and learn useful tips to perform more efficient explicit dynamics analyses including how to access parallel processing, create efficient explicit meshes and utilize mass scaling.

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Fatigue Module Upgrade: Designing for Durability in Real Life Environments with ANSYS nCode DesignLife

The ANSYS fatigue module helps engineers easily and conveniently simulate fatigue life for products with limited types of loading. However, many products must survive environments that cannot be represented with simple loadings. Trade-offs to reduce weight while increasing product life requires the use of new materials with properties that are not available within the fatigue module.

ANSYS nCode DesignLife is the logical alternative to overcome the limitations of the ANSYS fatigue module. It is the most efficient tool to design modern, durable products. This webinar explains how the fatigue module limitations can be overcome with ANSYS nCode DesignLife to allow you to work efficiently and optimize the durability of your product.

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