ANSYS Advantage Issue 3, 2019

Spotlight on Structural Analysis

This issue of ANSYS Advantage describes how organizations around the world are using explicit dynamics, automated design analysis, additive manufacturing and materials data to develop cutting-edge products more efficiently.

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    Making the Best in Class Even Better

    As new technology trends emerge and industry needs evolve, ANSYS Mechanical will remain the world’s most innovative mechanical simulation solution and the industry standard for years to come.

    Structure a New Industry Standard

    Recent updates to ANSYS Mechanical have made it even faster, more powerful and more capable of solving complex problems like fracture and acoustics. In addition, an enhanced user interface speeds adoption and simplifies common tasks — making the entire engineering team more productive.

    ANSYS Expands Access to Advanced Multiphysics Simulation with LSTC Acquisition

    With the acquisition of LSTC by ANSYS, customers of both companies can look forward to even deeper LS-DYNA integration that helps them meet the challenges of engineering complex systems, such as those in autonomous and electric vehicles.

    Serving Up a Stronger Server

    IBM found that the measurements they obtain when conducting physical drop tests of expensive servers are almost the same as simulated drop-test results obtained using ANSYS LS-DYNA.

    Automating the Daily Grind

    To develop a computerized numerical control machine that could run autonomously with no human intervention for 50 hours, ANCA Machine Tools engineers turned to ANSYS Mechanical simulations for help.

    Driving Down Time to Market

    Danfoss A/S, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of AC drives, is dramatically reducing time to market for its new AC drives using ANSYS Sherlock.

    Means of Support for Additive Manufacturing

    Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh developed a much faster, simpler approach to simulate stresses and deformations experienced by metal additive manufacturing support structures, making it practical to use lattice-based topology optimization to make the supports lighter to reduce manufacturing costs and time.

    Take Simulation to the Next Level with Accurate Materials Data

    ANSYS Granta Materials Data for Simulation is a dataset of over 700 materials — including metals, plastics, polymers, composites, magnetic materials, ceramics and more — with properties specifically chosen to support ANSYS simulations.

    Reducing the Strain of Additive Manufacturing

    As additive manufacturing’s popularity surges, reliability issues that lead to part failure still linger. Leveraging ANSYS Additive Print, Rosswag engineers determine strain prior to printing to eliminate distortion, stress and blade crashes, and reduce the number of builds.

    Gliding Farther and Faster

    To reduce the drag on the wings of a sailplane (glider) so it could go faster and farther, engineers needed to shave a small amount of surface area from the wing. This complex task involved fluid, structural and composite material challenges that had to be solved in parallel and which could only be done using engineering simulation.

    The Road Ahead: Simulating Scooter and Motorcycle Design

    As a leading manufacturer of two- and three-wheeled vehicles, the Piaggio Group is constantly improving safety and customer satisfaction. Engineers routinely use simulation software to optimize engine design. Now, the engineering team is evaluating a multibody dynamic solution that incorporates rigid and flexible solvers.

    Any Way the Wind Blows: Optimizing Offshore Platform Helidecks

    Brazilian multinational Petrobras uses ANSYS CFD to model wind flow and turbulence to ensure helicopters can safely access offshore oil and gas helidecks.

    Taking Control of ECUs with ANSYS SCADE

    For nearly a decade, Subaru has relied on ANSYS SCADE solutions to develop the software code that underlies the electronic control units (ECUs) for its electric car program.

    Scalable Approach to Tackle Increasing Chip Complexity

    Engineers want electronic design automation tools that not only reduce runtime but also give them increased flexibility to critically examine and improve their system-on-chip (SoC) designs.

    Stability Under Pressure

    EDRMedeso used structural simulation to help oil and gas companies better understand how the sea floor interacts with pile structures to save costs.
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