From Amsterdam to Detroit to Santa Clara and Austin, there’s a lot going on this week in the world of engineering simulation. Our Ask the Expert ANSYS webinar series continues with cyclic symmetry. A geometry is called cyclic symmetrical when a structure is rotationally symmetrical about one axis so that the full structure can be produced by copying the cyclic portion. Fan wheels, spur gears, and turbine blades are all examples of structures that exhibit cyclic symmetry. For example, a 36-blade turbine wheel assembly may have 36 repeating 10 degree segments.
ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL can use cyclic symmetry to more efficiently solve static, modal, harmonic, and buckling analysis. It is only necessary to build and mesh one of the repeating segments, so the efficiency gain can be significant. Mechanical and MAPDL will solve for the behavior of that sector and use that single-sector response to construct the response for the full component. A panel of experts from the ANSYS development and technical services groups will answer questions live via WebEx. Why not register for this free event now!
On Tuesday, Oct 30 the 2012 Automotive Simulation World Congress opens. The two-day international event is dedicated solely to the automotive industry: vehicles for road, rail, racetrack and off-highway. If you’re in the Detroit area, why not stop by.
Electronic Design Seminar
|October 29 - 31||European Microwave Week 2012 (RAI)||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|October 30 - 31||Automotive Simulation World Congress||Detroit, Michigan|
|October 30||ARM Technology Conference||Santa Clara, California|
|October 31||Ask-the-Expert – Benefiting from Cyclic Symmetry in ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL 14.0||Online|
|November 01||ANSYS Seminar: Dimensions of Electronic Design||Austin, Texas|
|November 01||ANSYS IT Roundtable: Optimizing the IT Environment for Simulation||Houston, Texas|