ASME Turbo Expo 2014 Almost Here

ASME Turbo Expo 2014 is nearly ready to get under way. This year’s conference and trade show is being held at the CCD Congress Center in Düsseldorf, Germany, June 16 – 20. ASME Turbo Expo is the premier international event for gas turbines (on land, sea or air) and the scope has increased considerably in recent years to include steam and wind turbines, compressors, turbochargers, fans and blowers as well as cycles: solar brayton, rankine and supercritical CO2. Continue reading

Why Are Oil and Gas Industry Pros Heading to Canada?

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To boost production safely, and economically, oil and gas industry faces different challenges depending on the type of hydrocarbon resource, the location and required technology. For years, the Global Petroleum Show has been one of the primer events in Calgary, Alberta bringing over 60,000 industry professionals and stake holders together to showcase and discuss topics related to oil sand and heavy oil. Continue reading

ANSYS Showcases IC and Systems Simulation Products at DAC 2014

While Design Automation Conference (DAC) has traditionally been targeted to IC designers, DAC 2014 is drawing automotive systems engineers as well. Taking place June 1-5 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA, we will be showcasing our solutions at Booth 1413. There’s so much going on that you won’t want to miss, I thought I’d provide some of the highlights I’m looking forward to.

Walid Abu-Hadba_headshotNew this year is the Automotive Village — featuring papers, presentations, sky talks and other exhibits focused on automotive design. We’ll be showcasing our complete product portfolio from IC to system, including embedded software. Walid Abu-Hadba, Chief Product Officer at ANSYS will be delivering an invited Sky Talk on “Managing Multi-Scale, Multi-Physics Challenges in the New Generation of Automotive Systems”. Continue reading

ANSYS Convergence Conference Series Kicks Off in India

For the past few months we have been sharing news about our upcoming Convergence Conference Series being held globally. I am excited to share that we kicked off the series with the first Convergence Conference on May 06, 2014 at Pune, India followed by the Bangalore conference last Friday. Both events brought industry leaders together to share latest trends, best practices and applications in engineering simulation.

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Mr. Rafiq Somani, Sales Country Manager, India welcoming participants

Attended by over 800 engineers and managers, the Pune and Bangalore events included paper presentations from several industry and academic experts in India. Mr. Rafiq Somani, ANSYS Country Sales Manager gave a brief welcome address.

Mr. Arun Ramchandani, Vice President, Product and Technical Development at Larsen & Tubro (L&T) spoke extensively about the importance of simulation and product development over the last two decades at L&T, a $15 billion conglomerate and recognized as the 9th most innovative company in the Forbes 2012 list. The talk provided ample examples and stressed how upfront simulation is changing product design and helping companies reduce time to market, costs and increase reliability. Continue reading

NAFEMS 2014 America’s Conference is Coming!

I am excited to go to Colorado at the end of May…and it is not because of what you have been reading in the news! It is because I am excited to attend the NAFEMS 2014 America’s Conference that will be held May 28th-30th in Colorado Springs, CO.

First, what is NAFEMS. NAFEMS is a non-profit that was created in 1983 in the UK by the National Engineering Laboratory. The acronym stands for “National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards”. But it grew from there and is now referred as the International Association of the Engineering Modelling, Analysis and Simulation Community (from It is a very important organization for simulation and the dynamism of the simulation industry. It provides training in simulation, helps establishing simulation best practices, is an advocate for simulation deployment, etc. Continue reading

The Pittsburgh Science and Engineering Fair and ANSYS

Every year I look forward to spring for two main reasons: Getting over the winter blues is an obvious one; attending the Pittsburgh Regional Science and Engineering Fair (PRSEF) is the other. This year was no exception. PRSEF celebrated its 75th anniversary, and more than 1,000 students from middle, intermediate and high schools in and around the Pittsburgh area participated and competed for best-project awards, sponsorships and scholarships. A few entries from the senior category go on to compete in the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Continue reading

What’s New with Contact Technology in ANSYS 15.0?

contact technology ansys 15Contact technology is used extensively throughout ANSYS Mechanical and Mechanical APDL to enforce compatible behavior between different portions within a model. With each Release, ANSYS continues to improve the breadth and robustness of our contact technology.  In ANSYS 15.0, we have enhanced contact still further to help users build models more efficiently without compromising on robustness.

Trim Contact, first introduced in ANSYS 14.5, is a great tool for reducing the number of unnecessary contact and target elements in large assemblies. In ANSYS 15.0, we have changed the default to activate trim contact even for application involving large deflection.

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ANSYS Webinars This Week – March 24

ansys webinars what you need to knowWe’ve got some great ANSYS webinars on the schedule this week. From understanding hardware selection to a live webcast with Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Al Peasland.

Please make sure you register now so you don’t miss out!


March 25, 2014 Understanding Hardware Selection for ANSYS 15.0
March 26, 2014 Modéliser les écoulements gaz – solide
March 26, 2014 Wind Farm Flow Modelling: What Are You Missing Out of When Ignoring Atmospheric Stability?
March 27, 2014 Understanding Hardware Selection for ANSYS 15.0
March 27, 2014 Infiniti Red Bull Racing & High-Performance Simulation

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