Bill Kulp

About Bill Kulp

Bill is the Lead Product Marketing Manager for Fluids at ANSYS and has over 25 years of experience marketing complex software products across the globe . He would love to hear from you how CFD simulation is making your products better!

CFD Simulation of Avalanches and Other Snow Flows

Winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere and with it comes snow. Snow complicates our lives — roads become slick with ice and drifts can block our way. When it piles up high on mountains, avalanches can wreak havoc.

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Speed Design and Production of Extrusion Dies Using CFD

extrusion diesExtrusion is a high-volume manufacturing process in which any of a multitude of polymers are melted, formed into a continuous profile and then cut to length. The process results in a wide variety of low cost, high volume products that show up in every aspect of our lives from drinking straws, medical tubing and piping to weather stripping, deck railings and window frames.  But because they are so common, profit margins can be slim and manufacturers are looking at every angle to find ways to lower costs and increase their margins. Continue reading

Nebia Uses Simulation to Make a Luxury Shower Head Go Green

Who said that CFD simulation was only for “hard” problems like jet engines and race cars?  It is easy to dismiss CFD as overkill for something as familiar as a showerhead — weren’t they optimized long ago?  After all, millions are made and sold annually. But Nebia’s founders had a better idea. According to Innovation by Design Magazine, Philip Winter, co-founder and CEO of Nebia says, “Showers are something that people really care about but people have no freaking clue that they can do anything to change [the experience.] You move into an apartment and you get whatever you get.”  Continue reading