This week we officially kick-off the 2015 ANSYS Convergence Conferences around the World. Our first stop is Santa Clara, CA this week. If you register today, you can still attend, I hear there’s a few seats still available. The keynotes promise to showcase some amazing stories from the likes of Thomas E. Markusic, CEO, Firefly Space Systems; and Josh Giegel, VP of Design & Analysis, Hyperloop; Mark Frohnmayer, President, Arcimoto; and Greg Henderson, CEO, Arx Pax.
Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include a new floating/submerged luxury home design, the U.S. Navy’s new swarm bot and launcher and a jumping robot. Have a great weekend!
- Floating Seahorse Boats to Offer Partially Submerged Living in Dubai’s Heart of Europe
- The Navy is Preparing To Launch Swarm Bots Out of Cannons
- NASA’s Origami Solar Panels
- Smart Windows Harvest Energy From Wind and Rain
- University of Pennsylvania Unleashes Robot Jerboa Upon the World
My 4th grade son participated in an after school Code Club this school year. It was an excellent introduction to coding and STEM. During the Club, kids use Scratch from MIT to create animations and games that they later showcased to their parents. Mrs. Pollard leads the code club and writes her own blog about it. There were 2 rounds of Code Club this school year, with about 20 kids in each session and with ½ being girls. Continue reading
In a previous blog, I shared with you my excitement about the power of the adjoint solver technology for shape optimization from ANSYS. Since then I have been working tirelessly to make this remarkable technology even more capable. CFD engineers can now understand their designs better and can perform smart shape optimization, all for larger problems with richer physics thanks to the adjoint solver technology.
My numerous interactions with people from all around the world confirmed what I knew: the adjoint solver technology is powerful and has the capability to enable a sea-change in the fluid design process. The technology is already having a positive disruptive impact on design, especially among the early adopters. Products are being improved. Established concepts about some types of fluid systems and how they function have been overturned. New manufacturing procedures are being attempted in order to produce the shapes indicated by the adjoint.
Every Monday, I like to bring you the ANSYS webinars coming up this week. My apologies for the late post, the day kind of got away from me. To make it up to you, dear readers, I decided to post a more complete listing of all of the ANSYS webinars coming up this month. At the bottom of the list, you’ll find two bonus events you should check into. Continue reading
Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include the new shock absorbing bike wheel (for wheelchairs), two uses of robots during National Robotics Week and the first bar that comes to you. Have a great weekend!
- A Clever Shock-Absorbing Bike Wheel, Now for Wheelchairs
- Skin Cell-Laced Dressing Reduces Burn Healing Time By Half
- France and the UK Want a Fleet of Minesweeping Robot Ships
- iRobot Definitely Developing Robot Lawn Mower, Astronomers Very Upset
- Shebeen is First Drive-then-Drink Irish Pub
Today marks the 5th anniversary of IoT Day. Communities around the world are hosting events that facilitate “conversations around technologies, security, data privacy and the enormous potential that an “Internet of Things” is capable of.” Why does it matter? Because the IoT connectivity boom is transforming how products are designed, delivered, serviced, and consumed. Continue reading
ANSYS 16.0 delivers the first integrated and comprehensive multiphysics simulation environment designed for all engineers. This environment is called ANSYS AIM and it is the further realization of the ANSYS Workbench strategy to revolutionize engineering processes through Simulation Driven Product Development. Continue reading