Mining is an increasingly technology-driven industry, providing engineers with an opportunity to make significant improvements in established processes and equipment, while also creating a new generation of mining practices with focuses on safety, automation, energy efficiency, environmental stewardship and cost management. Mining engineers are challenged to optimize exploration, drilling and extraction processes, as well as to improve the contributions of lower-yielding mines.

Engineering simulation for mining industry from ANSYS has helped companies around the globe to develop, verify and implement specialized new technologies related to process innovation, operational efficiency, best practices, safety and sustainable development. Engineers use numerical simulation for example FEA for mining to optimize equipment performance and reduce wear and failure.

Other mining industry customers have used software from ANSYS CFD for mining industry to model combustion and fire spread within mines, optimize ventilation systems, develop leading-edge equipment, optimize mineral extraction processes and design new pollution control systems.

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Nonlinear stress analysis of construction vehicle cab and support structure is critical for driver safety, such as in case of a serious accident, when the components must deform well beyond the material yield point.
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