2011

Best in Show

In developing an air intake manifold , MAHLE used ANSYS FLUENT and ANSYS Mechanical software to guarantee pressure losses, flow distribution, structural strength and dynamic behavior that met or exceeded customer expectations.

NIAMA-REISSER uses software from ANSYSto develop and virtually test front and rear suspensions of the NR-1 Supermileage Vehicle.

J&K Car Electronics Corporation uses software from ANSYS in thermal analysis of an automobile speaker.

MAHLE Metal Leve S.A.

During a component's lifetime, several phenomena act simultaneously. An air intake manifold should present reasonable flow restrictions, resistance to internal pressure loads and stability under dynamic solicitations. All is considered when looking for the final global performance.

Use of software from ANSYS plays a vital role at MAHLE, verifying all those influences for better component design, faster than ever. Also, the virtual models allow engineers to save costs, since fewer prototypes are required throughout the several phases of development. The company brand is improving since MAHLE is recognized by customers not just as supplier but as a a smarter technological partner, prepared to face new challenges that others cannot even imagine. 

NIAMA-REISSER, LLC

ANSYS products have helped NIAMA-REISSER, LLC, to meet and exceed a wide spectrum of product expectations. Workflow cycles have been significantly reduced since introducing ANSYS Worbench into the workflow. Time is one of the most valuable assets that a given company has in today’s fast-paced economy; more specifically, it is the time span from the product conceptual stage to the effective marketing of the same.

ANSYS Mechanical tools have played a significant role in developing and virtually testing the proprietary front and rear suspensions of the NR-1 Supermileage Vehicle. Based upon ANSYS Mechanical analysis results, the engineering department could move forward in developing the tubular chassis of the NR-1 Supermileage Vehicle.

Upon completing the chassis analysis, computational fluid dynamics analysis using ANSYS FLUENT was conducted on a streamlined body that had been altered to meet design changes dictated by the ANSYS Mechanical analysis. 

Cybernet

J&K Car Electronics Corporation continues to develop breakthrough innovation by leveraging simulation technologies from ANSYS. The user friendliness of the ANSYS Workbench environment has enabled designers to use simulation to determine design variables. Today, simulation results have a direct impact on the product design, when once it was used mainly for troubleshooting. J&K Car Electronics Corporation continues to develop breakthrough innovations by leveraging simulation technologies.  

Software used

  • ANSYS Mechanical
  • ANSYS FLUENT

Software used

  • ANSYS Mechanical
  • ANSYS Workbench

Software used

  • ANSYS Mechanical
  • ANSYS FLUENT
  • ANSYS CFD-Post
  • ANSYS HPC

Runners Up

CADFEM

Uses ANSYS CFX, FLUENT, ICEM CFD and TGrid software to perform a conjugate thermal state analysis of a parachute container in a military air jet flying at 10 km above sea level in air burner mode.

Cameron

Simulated closing a swing check valve during a rapid blow down of an upstream pipeline rupture.The rapid gas decompression on the left entrains the clapper fulfilling all the dynamic movement including mass inertia, varying flow forces, and cushioning effect of the rapid closing.

ESSS

Using software from ANSYS, engineer verify operational and safety conditions of underwater separation equipment that otherwise would be difficult and expensive to evaluate using physical prototypes.

Penn Transformer

Pennsylvania Transformer Technology Inc. integrates multiphysics software from ANSYS into its engineering workflow to create a highly efficient, very low acoustic noise power transformers for residential areas.

Qfinsoft

Boilers will be cooled by a natural draft flowing through the boiler houses. The engineering team used the ANSYS Workbench environment to assess the detailed ventilator design. ANSYS FLUENT software was used to determine the discharge coefficient of the ventilators. 

Rolls Royce

High-fidelity models in ANSYS FLUENT now help in sizing burners by providing CO burnout lengths and flame positions for different operating conditions.

Schaeffler

Schaeffler Group uses ANSYS software to design and develop its state-of-the-art torque converters. Development and optimization of next-generation torque converters heavily depend on finite element and computational fluid dynamic analysis.

T-Rex

The subsea inline structure has one of the worst load cases under installation conditions since the subsea structure is directly welded into the pipeline. ANSYS Mechanical APDL was adopted to simulate the global pipeline model, and it performed a high-nonlinear structural analysis. Based on the results, a simplified 3-D solid inline structure was simulated within ANSYS Workbench.