ANSYS Advantage - Volume XI, Issue 2, 2017
Spotlight on Digital Exploration
While simulation has often been viewed as a complement to physical testing once design concepts are ready for validation, simulation can add even greater value upstream, during product ideation. This issue of ANSYS Advantage features organizations in many industries that have reaped the benefits of leveraging engineering simulation early in product development.
EDITORIALDigital Exploration: The New Imperative
By applying simulation at the earliest stages of product development, the world's leading companies are rapidly exploring thousands of design options — creating breakthrough innovation and a significant competitive advantage.
BEST PRACTICESBest Practice, Best Product
Digital exploration, or upfront simulation, is the best way to investigate thousands of design options before product costs are locked in.
DIGITAL EXPLORATIONOpening the Valve to Improved Design
Using ANSYS AIM, Metso can digitally explore the performance of a new design in a few hours and substantially increase valve performance.
ENERGYPicking Up Steam
KeelWit engineers leveraged ANSYS ACT to manage trade-offs and reduce pressure drop by up to 25 percent across two families of heat recover steam generator boilers.
TURBOMACHINERYPut the Right Spin On It
Rotordynamic simulation at Ingersoll Rand predicts vibration problems for rotary air compressors in the concept design phase so that they can be corrected before building prototypes
AUTOMOTIVELeading the Electric Vehicle Charge
Researchers at National Electric Vehicles Sweden, who develop the battery management system for electric vehicles, achieve 30 percent higher productivity using ANSYS SCADE Suite instead of a traditional model-based toolset.
AUTOMOTIVEBright Idea for Headlights
Engineers successfully reduced the time required for physical testing by using simulation to optimize the heat sink design for an LED automotive headlight.
SEMICONDUCTORSTaking the Leap to 7nm: Risk or Reward?
A host of design challenges and risks accompany every new generation of semiconductor process nodes and many of these challenges can be addressed using upfront simulation.
CONSUMER PRODUCTSCooking with ANSYS SpaceClaim
Using ANSYS SpaceClaim, a small startup can now edit the design of a meat smoker to create a new iteration in only five minutes instead of two weeks.
Lucid engineers extensively leverage ANSYS multiphysics simulation software to improve the operation of vehicle subsystems. The use of a consolidated engineering simulation platform is critical to achieve a wide range of performance improvements — both for the car and the engineering team.
SOLUTIONSDigital Exploration with ANSYS AIM
Digitally exploring design concepts and testing critical design choices early in the design process using ANSYS AIM provides the guidance organizations require to make informed design decisions, reduce the need for physical prototypes and avoid unworkable design concepts.
DIGITAL TWINSDelivering a Digital Twin
A digital twin combines an industrial asset's digital and operational data with a software platform, simulation and analytics to gain insight into present and future operations. This results in improved output, reduced costs, accelerated innovation and a solution that is the outcome that industry demands.
AEROSPACE AND DEFENSEHitting the Brakes
United States Air Force jets were being damaged when the tow tractor that transports them around bases came to a sudden stop. Using ANSYS Mechanical, engineers determined the cause and devised a simple solution to this multimillion-dollar problem.
ENERGYVibration Power Generation
Cutting-edge simulation technology helps a startup push the boundaries of how sensors are powered by developing technology to efficiently transform ambient energy into electricity to power wireless equipment.
CLOUD COMPUTINGCloud Seeds Simulation For SMEs
Small and medium-size manufacturers need economical access to simulation during their design cycles to remain competitive. This requires a software stack to enable these companies to expand use of high-fidelity modeling tools on cloud computing resources.
NEWSSimulation in the News
A roundup of recent articles on engineering simulation