ANSYS Advantage - Volume XII, Issue 1, 2018
Spotlight on Autonomous Vehicles
Before they can be successfully launched onto real-world highways and into actual skies, autonomous vehicles must be exhaustively tested and certified for safe operation. But how can this rigorous testing take place for such complex products, while still meeting ambitious deadlines — and delivering a healthy profit margin? Engineering simulation is the answer.
EDITORIALThe Future is Self-Driven
Designing autonomous vehicles for safety and reliability represents an engineering challenge without precedence.
PERVASIVE ENGINEERING SIMULATIONSimulation Redefined
Today, simulation must be used daily, on every product and across the entire product lifecycle, to study and improve every aspect of performance.
BEST PRACTICESNavigating Toward Full Autonomy
Engineering simulation is critical in the drive toward fully autonomous vehicles.
SOFTWARE AND ALGORITHM DEVELOPMENTDrive Safely
It is impossible to program a computer to handle every possible driving scenario, so today’s autonomous driving systems feature programs that learn and think like human beings.
SEMICONDUCTOR SIMULATIONSafe Travels
With the safety of a vehicle’s occupants increasingly dependent on electronics, engineering simulation is vital to avoid failure
SENSOR SIMULATIONOn the Radar
Autoliv uses ANSYS electromagnetic simulation software to evaluate radar integration scenarios to pioneer reliable systems and avoid costly design revisions.
SENSOR SIMULATIONAutonomy on Roadways and Railways
Autodrive develops technology that uses plastic code markers on roads and rail tracks to precisely locate a vehicle to increase safety and traffic capacity.
SENSOR SIMULATIONAutonomous Vehicle Radar: Improving Radar Performance with Simulation
Ensuring that automotive radar systems operate reliably and provide accurate input to the control system requires use of advanced engineering simulation.
MANUFACTURINGSimulation and Additive Manufacturing Speed Tooling Design
Senior Flexonics engineers validated tooling to manufacture finned tubes for a new compact liquid/air heat exchanger using ANSYS solutions.
AUTOMOTIVEA Window into Automotive Noise
At Corning, engineers combined aerodynamic and vibro-acoustic analysis in ANSYS Workbench to determine how glazing can help control interior noise.
OIL AND GASSure Footing for Onshore Drilling Sites
The time to develop new boxes to raise equipment and workers over waterlogged areas has been reduced by 90 percent.
OIL AND GASDesigning Modular Wellheads
Leveraging ANSYS simulation to evaluate design alternatives for a wellhead component, WEFIC reduced development time by about 80 percent.
CONSTRUCTIONTurn Up the Heat in a Rooftop Heating Unit
Using simulation to design a rooftop heating unit that meets that meets energy efficiency goals saved 60 to 80 hours of testing.
NEWSSimulation in the News
A roundup of news items featuring simulation