Superbowl DeflateGate Scandal Debunked Using Engineering Simulation

You can’t turn on the news without hearing about the latest scandal to hit the sports industry. The New England Patriots — the National Football League (NFL) team that faces the defending champ Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday — are under pressure (pun intended) for using under-inflated footballs when they routed the Indianapolis Colts in the recent AFC championship that decided who would go on to the Super Bowl. One of the theories around DeflateGate is that a softer, less inflated ball will deform more when grasped, making it easier to hold. This could make for a more consistent pass, or a softer catch.

So, as simulation experts, what can we add to the national dialogue? Good question! Continue reading

Introducing ANSYS 16.0

ansys 16While our customers have been busy innovating amazing products and revolutionizing their industries, we at ANSYS have been doing some product innovations of our own. Today we’re excited to introduce you to the results of our efforts: ANSYS 16.0 — the world’s most advanced simulation software. With major enhancements to our entire portfolio, including structures, fluids, electronics and systems engineering solutions, industry leaders will use ANSYS 16.0 to validate complete virtual prototypes.

Global enterprises have already embraced ANSYS as the engineering simulation standard for proven physics, high performance computing solutions and a unified modeling environment. The ANSYS platform provides scalability, ease of use and flexibility through customization and cloud-enabled applications.

Here are some of the reasons why we’re so excited about this new release: Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles with a pair of NASA articles one of which actually locate a missing piece of space equipment on Mars and then some news on tectonic plates on Earth.

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How to Create ANSYS Workbench Parameters and Named Selections with NX

ANSYS Workbench was designed to be a parametric and persistent platform so that you could easily perform design studies and really get into simulation driven product development.  Tools like DX can help you drive those parameters, but first, you need to parameterize your model.

You can parameterize the physics or even the meshing, but being able to parameterize the CAD using our bi-directional CAD interfaces is a real ANSYS Advantage. Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include a toll plaza energy farms, how lasers could help make quieter and more-efficient planes as well as a look at the innovative (if sometimes, faulty) Google translator. Have a great weekend!

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Convergence is Back – and We’re Inviting You to Join Us!

conference-imageANSYS Convergence Conferences bring together engineering simulation experts from across the globe to learn how to leverage ANSYS solutions to their fullest potential. This year, we’re hosting regional conferences that begin in late April in Silicon Valley and end seven months later in Romania, stopping in nearly 30 countries along the way. Continue reading

2015 ANSYS Hall of Fame Winners

The world of multiphysics simulation is growing ever more ambitious each year. That is obvious from this year’s ANSYS Hall of Fame Competition, for which the company recently selected five top entries that typify the best of the best.

From a company developing new spinal instruments to reduce the risks of scoliotic surgery, to a university’s examination of how a leatherback turtle would weather climate change, this year’s top five represented contributions from multiple industries and amazing applications. Continue reading

2015 Automotive Simulation World Congress – Call for Presentations

ASWC 2014 presentation auto safetyWhat do Tesla Motors, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Ferrari, Denso, Panasonic, SL Corporation, Cummins, Tenneco, and Honeywell, have in common? Well, not only are they leaders in the automotive renaissance, but they all delivered presentations on leading-edge simulation at the 2014 Automotive Simulation World Congress. Continue reading