"Automating the simulation process delivers high-performing, cost-efficient and robust products at the right price and within the design cycle time frame. Using Ansys Mechanical APDL with Ansys ACT utilizes the power of the Ansys Workbench with traditional APDL. This customization allows the Whirlpool team to employ simulation to shorten design time, standardize processes and provide consistent and reliable results regardless of the analyst’s skill set."
— Niyaz Ul Haque, Deputy Manager / Whirlpool Corporation
Consumers require high-performing products at the right price. For Whirlpool to achieve a cost-effective and robust design, engineers need to optimize the design by considering all appliance attributes — and within the product design cycle time frame. To optimize products in a timely manner, Whirlpool turned to an automated process incorporating Ansys software that provides consistent and error-free simulation results, and an easy-to-execute process.
Whirlpool Corporation has used Ansys Mechanical Parametric Design Language (APDL) for many years to automate most structural and thermal simulations. However, users saved multiple copies of APDL files which made it difficult to track and modify changes. In addition, Whirlpool spent time and exerted effort in training non-APDL users to properly apply the software. It was essential to automate, ease and standardize the simulation process so Whirlpool turned to Ansys Application Customization Toolkit (ACT) extensions.