MUR Motorsports Leverages ANSYS Simulation to Win

As the winners of the Formula SAE competition Australia last year, MUR Motorsports is looking to repeat our success by designing a more aggressive aerodynamics package and optimizing the weight of the vehicle. These targets were deemed by our in-house lap simulator to be two of the driving factors for winning the F-SAE Australasian competition in December. To effectively manage our workload and streamline the design process, we used ANSYS simulation software in almost all of our subteam’s design processes. Continue reading

New Jobs at ANSYS Posted – Apply Today

ansys jobs hiringThese are the latest postings on the ANSYS Careers site. Take a look at these and all of our open jobs. Come and join the global leader in engineering simulation. ANSYS is a great place to work and offers a competitive benefits package.

If none of these open positions catch your eye, there are more openings posted daily. So keep looking, your next great career move may be posted soon. Continue reading

Giving Thanks to Our Customers: Excellence in Engineering Simulation

screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-12-00-39-pmAs the end of the year approaches, it’s always a good time to reflect on our achievements — did I really stick to those resolutions I made at the start of the year? — and to look forward to new goals and possibilities. It is also a time to celebrate the holidays and give thanks for the many good things that have happened this year. None more so than those showcased in ANSYS Advantage Magazine: Excellence in Engineering Simulation. Continue reading

Submodeling: Simple Solutions for Large-Scale Problems

If you’re an engineer who has dealt with large simulation models, you know there’s often a trade-off between accuracy and solution time. Submodeling is a technique you can use to reduce solution time without sacrificing accuracy of results.

A common strategy you can use to look at the overall behavior of an assembly or complex part of a large model is to simplify the model during preparation by removing small details, like fillets and holes. Simplifying models in this way can have a significant impact on run times. This simplification, while not excessively affecting overall model stiffness, may result in lower resolution of localized stresses. What you need, then, is a mechanism that allows you to “zoom in” on these details to examine behavior around specific areas.

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New ANSYS Jobs Just Listed – Apply Online Today

ansys jobs hiringNow is a great time to consider joining ANSYS. Take a look at our latest openings and apply today. If you don’t find anything in this listing, our careers site has even more openings that are available. Of course, we update our site daily as positions are filled or opened. Continue reading

Leveraging Simulation for your Funding Pitch — Building a Strong Startup

startup funding pitchIf you do a quick Google search, you will find many articles and resources that offer tips on creating a solid funding pitch. For the purpose of this blog, I am referencing Chance Barnett, CEO of CrowdFunder, who has raised millions in angel and venture capital, and seen thousands of company pitches on his company’s website. (You can find all his recommendations and download his pitch deck template.)

But, I want to highlight how an entrepreneur could add simulation to their pitch deck to strengthen their message and add credibility to the proposed project. Continue reading

New ANSYS Jobs Listing for This Week

ansys jobsIf you are looking for a career change, take a look at the most recent ANSYS jobs added to the list of openings. You may find the challenge you’re looking for that can send your career to new heights. ANSYS is a great company with great benefits. Check out our careers site to see all of our current openings. We do update our site as positions open, so check back often. We can only accept applications to our openings via our on-line careers site. Continue reading

Why Do Supercomputing Records Even Matter?

Some world records are the stuff of legend. The official land-speed record is 763 mph.  The tallest man living measures 251 cm. The fastest ball bowled by any bowler is 100.23 mph and the heaviest vehicle pulled over a level, 100 ft course weighs 68,090 kg.  Compared to these feats, records for supercomputing can seem a little flat. However, they are no less impressive and indeed, and stand to have a far greater impact on our day-to-day lives. Continue reading

Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles This Week

Engineering technology may not have been the biggest news of the past week but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t happening. In fact, I’d say they were the highlight of my week! I hope you enjoy my finds. And please, please comment with links to the engineering articles I may have missed.

Paralyzed Monkeys Walk With Help Of Neural Interface
Scientists develop a cancer-detecting smartphone add-on that’s up to 99% accurate
Harvard researchers 3D print a heart-on-a-chip
Google’s DeepMind AI –“Grasps Basic Laws of Physics”
Samsung files patent for a bizarre folding smartphone

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Importing ECAD Trace Data for Better Thermal and Vibrational Analysis

Many of our customers are reaping the benefits of the trace import functionality in ANSYS Mechanical, which accounts for the effects of copper distribution on every layer of a printed circuit board (PCB) — or printed circuit board assembled (PBA) — for your thermal stress analysis, modal, shock and random vibration simulations. Just think — you can capture the accuracy necessary to confidently make engineering decisions in a fraction of the time you are currently spending on lumped parameter models. In this post, I’ll give you a brief overview and explanation of the process. Continue reading