ANSYS 16.2 – The Latest Advances in Systems Engineering Technology

ansys 16.2Now that the official word is out about the launch of ANSYS 16.2, I wanted to use our blog to talk to you about this exciting development less formally. In a word, ANSYS 16.2 is all about systems — because most new products today are really complex systems that have to be designed and verified holistically upfront for successful performance.

The first major systems enhancement in ANSYS 16.2 is new functionality for ANSYS Simplorer, which can now assemble and simulate electrical, electronic, thermo-fluid, mechanical and embedded software components. It offers advanced 3-D precision when needed, as well as reduced-order modeling for verifying multidomain system performance interaction.


CPU Water Cooler: Contours of temperature on a CPU water cooler are shown for a case solved using ANSYS AIM and conjugate heat transfer.

ANSYS AIM, the first integrated and comprehensive multiphysics simulation environment designed for engineers, which was introduced earlier this year, delivers significant multiphysics and systems engineering advances in ANSYS 16.2. Among the many new enhancements are conjugate heat transfer, fluid compressibility and buoyancy, nonlinear contact, large deflections, thermal FSI and custom templates.

A new systems development product, ANSYS SCADE System Avionics Package™, simplifies systems design capabilities for the aerospace and defense industries. It delivers out-of-the-box templates for design systems that are compliant with standard avionics protocols and operating systems, including ARINC 653, ARINC 429 and AFDX configurations.

There is much more to say about ANSYS 16.2, but we’ll keep it short for now. Basically, we’ve developed this new release around our proven solver platforms to make your product systems development easier. When you use ANSYS 16.2, the resulting complete virtual prototypes will give you confidence that your complex product will work as designed in real-world conditions.

More details will follow in future blogs. In the meantime, start exploring ANSYS 16.2!