This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include a new supersonic cargo plane concept, hot (volcanic) carbon material and headlights that illuminate exactly where the driver is looking. Have a great weekend!

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Developing Comprehensive Turbomachinery Simulation Solutions

I have always been fascinated by turbomachinery: pumps, compressors, turbochargers, state-of-the-art aircraft engines etc. Anything that spins is of interest. This is one of the key reasons why I love going to work at ANSYS every day. I can contribute to creating the best turbomachinery simulation solutions.

Demonstration simulation of the turbine side of a turbocharger, using a geometry design provided by our partner PCA Engineering.

Demonstration simulation of the turbine side of a turbocharger, using a geometry design provided by our partner PCA Engineering.

I am often asked “What are you working on? Turbines? Compressors? Hydraulic turbines?” Well, the answer is all of the above, and more. This is because our physics solutions are not limited by machine type, material or flow regime. Similarly, our turbomachinery-specific pre- and post-processing tools apply across machine categories. Besides, complex machines such as an aircraft engine have many parts: compressor, turbine, combustion chamber, complex secondary flow channels, etc. So with each new release of ANSYS, we strive to improve the simulation solutions that we provide to our turbomachinery customers.

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Clean Diesel is Really a Three-part System

I am sure many of you have heard of clean diesel. And, probably asked yourself what is it and how is it different from regular diesel. Are we refining fuel more — why is it called clean? That is just one part of it. Clean diesel is really a three-part system. One part is cleaner fuel, the second part is improvement in the combustion — more advanced engines— and the third part is new technologies that control emission and exhaust gasses. There are different emission control technologies that can further reduce emission from the diesel engines, but most dominant are diesel particulate filters (DPF), exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC). Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsFrom China to Germany to France and the U.S., there’s sure to be a few ANSYS webinars that will catch your interest. Please select a topic below and register today. If you are not able to attend the webinar live, you will receive a link to the recording within a few days after the event.  Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles exist in reality today, but grew almost directly from someone’s imagination. Technology only thought of as someone’s fiction is quickly spurring another’s reality.

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Understanding Fluid Film Bearings with Multiphysics

Widely used in power and automotive industry, the fluid film journal bearing is critical to a machine’s overall reliability. Fluid film bearings reduce friction by maintaining a thin layer of liquid or gas between the rotating parts. The rotating loads are completely supported by the pressure force induced in the thin film. Because of simple construction, fluid film bearings are suitable in high load, high speed or high precision applications where ordinary ball bearings would have short life or cause high noise and vibration. Therefore, fluid film bearings are commonly used in IC engines, pumps, compressors, gas turbines, turbo chargers, hydro turbines, electric generators, marine propeller shaft, hard disc drive and many other forms of rotating equipment. They are also used increasingly to reduce cost. For example, hard disk drive motor fluid film bearings are both quieter and cheaper than the ball bearings they replace. Continue reading

Entering the In Silico Era with ANSYS Advantage

“Innovation in healthcare is not just a question of business; often it is a matter of life and death. Medical and pharmaceutical companies must turn a profit, but they also have an ethical duty to improve lives — addressing common chronic illnesses and providing effective treatments for rare conditions — no matter the lack of profitability. Healthcare companies, therefore, face the dilemma of how to minimize cost and maximize efficiency.” Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week – March 16th

ansys webinars what you need to knowHere’s this week’s line up of ANSYS webinars for you. Each session offers a live Q&A at the end, so bring your questions! Register today.

This week you can learn about how ANSYS and Intel® teamed to optimize ANSYS Mechanical for the latest Intel processor and coprocessor innovations. Based on these efforts, both the Windows and Linux versions of ANSYS Mechanical 16.0 (including the SMP and DMP versions of each) can now utilize one or more Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. With Intel’s special promotion and ANSYS HPC Workgroups, you can take advantage of Intel coprocessor performance within your qualified existing hardware at a significantly discounted price.
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