New Capabilities for Testing Embedded Software Announced

A number of new and exciting workflow enhancements were included in ANSYS SCADE 17.2 for those who are validating and testing embedded software. In this blog, I’ll cover the top 3 enhancements.

Virtual System Testing Using Simplorer Entry

In ANSYS 17.2, all SCADE Suite users can immediately simulate and analyze virtual system prototypes thanks to the bundling of Simplorer Entry.

One of the main objectives of embedded software users is to perform closed-loop testing to tune the software application — as early as possible. As a best practice, embedding the application within a virtual environment is a great way to reduce testing costs. It can be performed first with simplified model of the environment using Modelica language then moved to high-fidelity models. Continue reading

We’re Hiring! Here’s the New Jobs at ANSYS Listing

jobs at ansysIf you are looking for an exciting new position at a cutting edge technology company, check out the latest career opportunities at ANSYS. Apply to work with some of the world’s most talented engineers. If you don’t see anything in this listing, always make sure to check out our careers page. There we list all of our current openings and that list is updated daily as jobs become available. Remember we are only able to accept applications via our online site. Continue reading

CFD Simulation Enhances Machine Efficiency

On top of intensifying global competition, shifting consumer preferences and ever-shrinking time-to-market schedules, the growing need to address climate change is increasing  the pressure on businesses to  improve their machine efficiency and effectiveness with greater urgency than ever before. To meet these challenges, companies are finding that they need to revamp their product lines or even develop totally new products. Pump and fan manufacturers especially are seeing a need to for rapid innovation and design breakthroughs to increase machine efficiency. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week

ansys webinarsHappy Monday everyone! Here’s our list of ANSYS webinars this week. Please register today! Each session features LIVE Q&A, so bring your questions for our experts to answer.

For future topics, please visit our ANSYS Events calendar.

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Top 5 Engineering Technology Picks for the Week

I’m in Austin working on a cool simulation-related project. Details soon. In the meantime, snack on these engineering technology- and science-related stories from the last week:

China Confirms Its Space Station Is Falling Back to Earth
Why VR Matters, Especially in Rural Schools
MIT scientists use radio waves to sense human emotions
Federal policy for self-driving cars aims to set framework for next 50 years
New Supercomputer Cooling Method Could Save Millions of Gallons of Water a Year

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SGI and ANSYS Achieve New World Record in HPC

Looking back at the past couple of years of extraordinary joint engineering projects SGI and ANSYS have undertaken, it is clear to me that when a synergetic hardware and software partnership is established you, our joint customers, are the clear beneficiary. To that end, I would like to walk you through four such examples.

The first example was outlined over a year ago in my ANSYS guest blog, “Solving the Impossible Electromagnetic Simulation with HPC” where with a “grand challenge” benchmark we jointly demonstrated that the SGI® UV platform and ANSYS HFSS software could solve very large, high frequency electromagnetics problems like cosite analysis and radar cross section (RCS) analysis, as well as allow multiple frequency sweeps to be run without running out of computer system memory. Continue reading

Building Bridges Between Design Engineers and Analysts Using Engineering Simulation Software

Many companies, large and small, have individuals or groups using powerful engineering simulation software like ANSYS Mechanicalone of our flagship products. These analysts tackle some of the most complex and challenging engineering problems for their organizations.

These same companies often also have separate teams of engineers working daily on new and evolving product designs. They are often experts in CAD modeling, using CAD-embedded simulation tools to evaluate their designs. These basic simulation tools provide some useful guidance, but often fail to provide the accurate results needed to refine and optimize designs with confidence. Consequently, many design simulations must be handed off to the relatively small number of simulation analysts using trusted simulation tools like ANSYS Mechanical. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week

ansys webinarsHappy Monday everyone! Here’s our list of ANSYS webinars this week. Please register today! Each session features LIVE Q&A, so bring your questions for our experts to answer.

For future topics, please visit our ANSYS Events calendar. Continue reading

Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles This Week

Congratulations! You made it through another week! Your reward? Reviewing some of the most interesting engineering technology articles that broke during the last seven days here’s what has piqued my curiosity.

STEM To Steam: How Coffee Is Perking Up Engineering Education
In Senegal, young women challenge boundaries through coding
SpaceX says rocket launches could resume as soon as November
Elon Musk’s futuristic supersonic train Hyperloop may just be test-run in Pune
Robot operates inside eye in world first

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STARTing Something New? Our ANSYS Startup Program Can Help

According to Forbes magazine, 90 percent of startups fail. The ANSYS Startup Program aims to fix this. With new, worldwide startups numbering in the hundreds of thousands annually (exact numbers depend on what source you use) that seems like a lot of very disappointed entrepreneurs to me.

On the opposite side of the coin, we have all heard the now famous story of Apple being born in a garage in Cupertino, CA and growing to be one of the most valuable technology companies in the world. But did you know that Disney, Harley Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, and Yankee Candle Company also got their start in someone’s garage? ANSYS too, was a startup. The company’s humble origin began in a farmhouse as Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc. (SASI) in 1970. Continue reading