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Ted Harris


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Ted Harris

Director of Simulation Support, Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies

Ted has been working at Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies (PADT) for over 25 years. He started as Manager of Simulation Support and became Director of Simulation Support in 2021. In this role, he is working to restructure the company’s software support team to be aligned with expanded product offerings and drive optimal customer outcomes. Prior to joining PADT, he was an Engineer for Honeywell Engines. Ted is an Ansys Certified Professional in Discovery, Structures, and Structural Nonlinear.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Professional Credentials:

  • Ansys Certified Professional: Discovery - Base Technical
  • Ansys Certified Professional: Structures - Technical 2022
  • ANSYS Certified Professional: Structural - Technical
  • ANSYS Certified Expert: Structural Nonlinear

Articles by This Author

Topology Optimization

Topology Optimization in Ansys 18.1 – Motorcycle Component Example

In this topology optimization example, Ansys tools are used to come up  with an optimal shape for the bracket connecting the two sides of the motorcycle fork.

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