ANSYS Webinars This Week

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsThis week our ANSYS webinars line-up will help you discover the improved hydrodynamics and wall–droplet heat transfer capabilities of ANSYS Fluent 16.0 and learn how you can customize models via user-defined function hooks. We will present several validations along with best practices to model a variety of spray-wall interactions. Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles cover some incremental jumps in technology which is going to be highly beneficial once they become commonplace.

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A Better Automotive Paradigm

A hundred years ago, Henry Ford promised customers that their car could be painted any color so long as it was black. Today, color is the least of the auto industry’s challenges. The car of the 21st century must be fuel-efficient and robust, technologically savvy and affordable, and manufactured quickly on the line without defects. It must meet increasingly stricter government regulations. And the vehicle must incorporate fast-evolving electronic, communication and software technology that hardly existed a few years ago. Continue reading

Accurate Spray-Wall Interaction Predictions with ANSYS Fluent 16.0

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) has become an integral part of product design and development. Today, CFD is extensively used across industries like Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, Oil and Gas, Electronics, Health care, Process and Infrastructure. While CFD tools provide detailed engineering insights and shorter product development cycles at reduced cost, CFD community is constantly working hard to improve accuracy, speed and ease of use of these tools. Complex physical phenomenon such as detailed chemistry, primary atomization, electro-chemistry, icing formation are constantly investigated and newer, better and accurate numerical models are introduced in CFD tool. Continue reading

ASWC 2015 Draws Near!

After completing the first circuit of the globe, this year the Automotive Simulation World Congress (ASWC) 2015 returns to Detroit. The conference is now exactly two weeks away — to be held on June 2 and 3 — and I am really excited about it. If you haven’t registered and reserved your seat, please take a moment to register. You don’t want to miss this great event. And if you don’t know what it’s all about, read on for more information. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week – May 18th

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsThis week’s ANSYS webinars include topics for those interested in the design of electric machines, ANSYS Workbench and the use of simulation-driven product development to design a smart watch.

Also this week, you’ll find two opportunities to better understand our newest offering, ANSYS Enterprise Cloud, a unique solution that delivers the ANSYS platform, with support for full end-to-end workflows, in a secure single-tenant environment on the public cloud. In this presentation we will demonstrate how cloud best-practices for graphics, high performance computing, data management and storage can be delivered as a turnkey solution for ANSYS customers.

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include smart socks for diabetics, floating metal composite material and an iPhone case that charges with energy from the air. Have a great weekend!

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Blade Row Flow Modeling in ANSYS 16.0

As you have probably heard, in January of this year, ANSYS 16.0 was released with a full set of new features and exciting enhancements covering our entire simulation portfolio (see more here). But in this blog, I would like to tell you a little more about turbomachinery blade row flow modeling capability in ANSYS 16.0.

Transient blade row (TBR) simulation is an important analysis and design tool, enabling turbomachinery designers to reliably improve the performance and predict the durability of rotating machinery. Traditional  transient simulation methods are expensive since it requires simulation of all blades in the full 360 degrees  to accurately account for the pitch difference between adjacent blade rows. However, ANSYS CFX pitch-change methods resolve this challenge by providing time accurate  unsteady turbomachinery flow simulations on just a small sector of the machine annulus (typically simulating only one or a few blades, a reduced blade row model), thus tremendously reducing computing cost resources and and reducing the overall time to obtain the simulation. Continue reading