ANSYS Advantage - Volume VII, Issue 3, 2013
SPOTLIGHT ON TURBOMACHINERY
Turbomachinery engineers not only need to increase efficiency — but ensure that their systems deliver other critical benefits such as reliability, safety and low maintenance. Engineers who work with rotating machinery have always been among the first to embrace improved simulation capabilities to meet advanced challenges. This issue of ANSYS Advantage features articles from some turbomachinery leaders on how they use ANSYS technology to deliver dependable, robust performance.
EDITORIALEnergy Efficiency: A Universal Challenge
Turbomachinery engineers design diverse systems for many industries — but they face the shared challenge of maximizing efficiency. ANSYS software supports them in developing next-generation solutions.
NEWSSimulation in the News
A roundup of media articles on engineering simulation.
THOUGHT LEADERForce of Nature
Head of R&D Engineering Methods Mirjam Sick discusses how engineering simulation has supported ANDRITZ HYDRO's groundbreaking design efforts for the past 25 years — and looks toward the future of simulation in her industry.
CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSORSPushing the Envelope
CFD simulation contributes to increasing the operating envelope of a centrifugal compressor stage.
BEST PRACTICES1, 2, 3 Turbocharged Efficiency
Specialized advanced simulation tools optimize turbochargers for increased power and fuel efficiency.
HEALTHCAREHeart to Heart
Multiphysics systems simulation leads to better understanding of a smaller artificial heart design.
AUTOMOTIVEOn the Fast Track
Ferrari pushes the limits of simulation in improving aerodynamic performance of racing cars.
AUTOMOTIVESafe Automobile Controls
Subaru uses SCADE software to develop safe and reliable electronically controlled circuits and systems for hybrid electric vehicles.
ENERGYDesigning for Real-World Repairs
Linear and nonlinear structural analyses improve pipeline repair using composites materials.
CHEMICAL PROCESSOn Cloud Nine
HPC in the cloud reduces runtime for a complex multiphase CFD model with realistic particle loading from five days to two days.
TECH TIPAccelerating Mechanical Solutions with GPUs
Graphical processing units can be used with ANSYS structural mechanics software to solve large, complex models faster.
THOUGHT LEADERSmall Systems, Huge Impact
imec is a global hub for advanced micro and nano-electronics research. The company’s director of heterogeneous integrated micro-systems research explains how systems-level simulation at a tiny scale can yield enormous benefits by moving dramatic innovations to market, rapidly and reliably.
INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENTCool Customer
Design optimization demonstrates the ability to reduce engineering time and increase fatigue life of refrigerant lines on a new generation of scroll chillers.
BEST PRACTICESGearing Up for the Future
Increasing demands for efficiency are only the beginning; turbomachinery engineers are working diligently to improve every aspect of system performance.
AUTOMOTIVEWindow of Opportunity
Robust design optimization ensures high-quality window mechanisms over a wide range of applications.