What do Facebook, Boeing and Raytheon Have in Common?

Apart from the fact that Boeing and Raytheon, like most companies in the world today, use social media and have a Facebook page, what at a core product level do these three companies have in common? Not a lot you might think. Well think again.

Facebook recently announced that it is building an aircraft (video) that has a similar wingspan to a Boeing 737. What is more, when flying at 60,000 ft. this aircraft will be able to transmit information over 10 miles using lasers to hit a point no bigger than a dime at a data transfer rate in the 10s of Gigabits per second. Right in the domain of expertise of companies like Raytheon. Talk about the convergence of the Internet of Things and the aerospace and defense industry! Continue reading

Composites? Not as Lame as Some Would Have You Believe

Like many others, I am delighted to see the progress made over recent years by some of the major aircraft manufacturers to deliver significant improvements in fuel efficiency and associated environmental impact. Popular media examples are the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350. Improving the performance of aircraft like these involves almost every system and component of the aircraft from the engines, aerodynamics and aerostructures to the vast array of power, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and beyond. It cascades from the OEMs right down through the supply chain.

At the recent Paris Airshow, some Boeing test pilots dramatically demonstrated exactly what can be achieved with these new aircraft. Breathtaking.These truly are game changing aircraft. Continue reading

NEW Hot Jobs at ANSYS – Updated July 28th

jobs at ansysAre you or someone you know looking for a new and exciting opportunity? Take a look at our new hot jobs at ANSYS. We only take applications via our on-line site; so, please apply at ansys.com/careers. Take a look, your next opportunity may be available at ANSYS.

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Never a Dull Moment in HPC – Trend Report

young man looking for a way out of a boring job

When one of my friends asked me on Saturday night what I like about my job, I started off by saying that “there is never a dull moment in HPC. The computing landscape is constantly changing, the HPC ecosystem collaborations are so numerous and intriguing, and the strategic/economic value of HPC for simulation has never been greater” (or: relevance of HPC for organizations to become more competitive is so compelling).

All of this was very evident at last week’s ISC conference — one of world’s largest HPC events — drawing this year over 2,800 attendees from 56 countries. Let me share with you a few exciting HPC trends observed during this conference.

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ANSYS Webinars This Week – July 27

ANSYS Webinars and Learning EventsHappy Monday everyone! As the month of July winds down, here are the final LIVE ANSYS webinars on the schedule for the month. I’ve also included some coming webinars in August you don’t want to miss.

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July 28 Zum Optimum Ihrer CFD-Simulation durch den ANSYS Fluent Adjoint Solver
July 29 Driving the Electrification Revolution with ANSYS Simulation
July 30, 2015 ANSYS Electronics Thermal Management Series: Icepak-ECAD Integration

ANSYS Webinars Coming Up in August

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles are mostly out of this world, but could be coming to an automobile near you as well.

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ANSYS Campus-Wide Solution Expected to Spur FIU Research Output

ANSYS team during the signing ceremony at FIURecently an ANSYS team was invited to attend a signing ceremony at Florida International University (FIU). The signing ceremony was to formalize ANSYS’ donation of a campus-wide license to FIU and to recognize the generous contribution.

The visiting team included Sin Min Yap, Vice President, Bob Helsby from the ANSYS Academic Program and Ryan Bobryk, Account Manager at ANSYS. They first toured the FlU campus visiting various research labs and departments. The team returned overawed with the fascinating research projects at FIU and shared their excitement with colleagues at ANSYS. Continue reading

More Thoughts on the Future Trends of CFD Simulation

A few days back, I wrote about the future trends of CFD. But this was from an engineer perspective. When my friends or family ask me what I do, I always relate CFD and simulation to everyday product. How CFD is used to design a fan, a milk warmer, etc.

In the future, people will be using CFD, actually running simulation live…without even knowing it. Here is one example of my vision of the future of CFD used by people in their everyday life… Continue reading