This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

Hello all — and happy National Engineers Week! My top engineering technology picks of the week include a door lock that requires your secret knock, NASA’s successful SMAP antenna and the 3-D (hand) printing robot that writes your personalized communications. Have a great weekend!

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CFD and Structural Meshing: Who Moved My Node?

meshing“Meshing”… Usually throwing this single word to a group of structural or CFD analysts will start interesting and passionate discussions. Meshing is definitely a key part of the simulation process and requires attention. As analysts, how many hours did we or do we spend on meshing? Probably too many —  especially if you have been in the simulation world for many years and started when automation of meshing was not so common. But after all, meshing is just one of the tools that we need to get accurate results and we should spend more time looking at simulation results than meshing our models. Continue reading

The ANSYS IR App Has Arrived!

ansys ir app main pageI am very excited to announce that the ANSYS Investor Relations App (IR App) is now available for download on iTunes and Google Play. If you have been looking for a quick and easy way to keep track of all the exciting things happening at ANSYS that affect your investment in the Company, this is the app for you. Yet another way for you to stay informed about the developments at ANSYS. With the ANSYS IR App you will automatically be alerted when something new has been posted. Continue reading

ANSYS HFSS Delivers for IoT, UAVs, Drones and Wireless Communications

The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and continued proliferation of mobile communication devices is driving the demand for simulation tools to design and integrate antennas on complex structures and platforms. In addition is the need to design radio components and systems used in these mobile wireless communication devices. With the release of ANSYS HFSS 16.0, we deliver a new interface with advanced design and solver technology that allows users to design and optimize these wireless components and systems and leverage them throughout the complex supply chain. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week – Feb 23rd

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsCan you believe it’s the last week in February already? Here’s hoping that your year has gotten off to a great start and that you’ve been able to attend some of the great ANSYS webinars our experts have been putting together for you.

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles continue to push the boundaries of earth and space with new gadgets, new discoveries and, if all goes well, new pioneers.

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Can CAE Vendor Consolidation Still Meet Engineering’s Needs ?

CAE vendor consolidationEngineering teams and IT managers have been at constant odds with each other over vendor consolidation. IT wants to reduce costs by consolidating applications, Engineering wants best-in-class tools for specific tasks at hand. Over the past fifteen years, Engineering has had their way, and the IT organization has been left with a web of suppliers and tools to manage. Continue reading

How to Apply a Harmonic Base Excitation Natively in ANSYS Mechanical Workbench 16.0

In a previous post, I have presented how to apply a harmonic base excitation in ANSYS Mechanical 15.0 using three different techniques. Among those techniques, we had the great ACT extension that has received a great attention due to its ease of use and practicality.

ANSYS 16.0 offers the capability of applying a harmonic base excitation natively, and without the need for the ACT. Acceleration applied as a base excitation uses the Enforced Motion Method. Continue reading