ANSYS Advantage - Volume X, Issue 3, 2016
BREAKTHROUGH ENERGY INNOVATION
Energy systems innovation and sustainable design are key business initiatives in almost every industry sector. The latest issue of ANSYS Advantage highlights the many ways our customers are delivering these energy innovations by leveraging the power of engineering simulation.
EditorialBreakthrough Energy Innovation: Seizing the Opportunity
By viewing energy efficiency not as a requirement — but as a strategic opportunity — engineers have a chance to shine.
Best PracticesMaking a Breakthrough
Engineering simulation helps product development teams around the world create energy-specific innovation in five key areas.
Aerodynamic DesignTurning a New Leaf
By designing a tree-like wind power generator with steel branches and plastic leaves, New Wind has created an aesthetically pleasing alternative energy source for urban environments.
Machine and Fuel EfficiencyWearing it Well
BorgWarner uses a new simulation capability to expedite design iterations between designers and analysts, and to create more accurate wear-test rigs.
Machine and Fuel EfficiencyGreen Machine
Engineers leveraged ANSYS multiphysics capabilities to design a new compressor that consumes less power and produces less noise.
Thermal OptimizationPouring Cold Water on It
To design a high power-density rotary engine, engineers used ANSYS CFD to develop the water cooling jacket.
Aerodynamic DesignFaster than the Wind
Emirates Team New Zealand is pulling ahead of its competition by using ANSYS multiphysics simulation to evaluate thousands of alternative cases and develop the best possible design in its quest for the next America’s Cup.
Machine and Fuel EfficiencyCold Cash
A fan designed with multiphysics simulation offers a potential of 1 billion euros in lifetime savings for all of the LNG plants operated by a large global producer.
Advanced ElectrificationPower Retooling for Chips
To reduce chip power consumption to unprecedented levels. AMD improved design flow with ANSYS PowerArtist.
Thermal EfficiencyFit for a King
ANSYS simulation helps guide the design of the climate control system during reconstruction of the historic Berlin City Palace.
Machine and Fuel EfficiencyAll Mixed Up
To develop an impeller that would increase mixing efficiency and reduce power consumption, a leading fiber manufacturer leveraged ANSYS CFD.
Accuride has enhanced the fuel economy that truckers can achieve to reduce the weight of its wide-base wheels by more than 23 percent in recent years.
AcademicThe Future of Energy Innovation
Students around the world leverage simulation to develop vehicles that pioneer energy efficiency.
Web Exclusive Extras:
Follow the Sun
The Fuel-Efficient Geec
The Power of People
Designing with New Materials
Dashing Through the Snow
Around the World in 80 Days…On a Motorcycle
AutomotiveTaking Off the Brakes to Product Development
Access to multiphysics tools has reduced costs, improved productivity and provided insights that were previously unavailable to an automotive supplier.
Oil and GasEnsuring a Good Bond
Mechanical simulation helped Baker Hughes engineers to reduce the time to market by 20 percent for new electromagnetic–acoustic transducer technology.
Medical center researchers employ ANSYS CFD to determine the optimal personalized surgery to obtain a better quality of life for children.
NewsSimulation in the News
A roundup of news items featuring simulation