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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Why I Love Working with the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Team and Simulation

On March 27 at 4 pm GMT, 12 pm EST, I will have the pleasure to participate in an exclusive, one-time, non-recorded webinar hosted by SAE international with Al Peasland (Head of Technical Partnerships, Infiniti Red Bull Racing) and Nathan Sykes (Team Leader for CFD and FEA, Infiniti Red Bull Racing).

The RB10 Red Bull Racing Formula 1

The RB10 Red Bull Racing     Formula 1

Since the birth of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing (IRBR) Formula 1 team almost 10 years ago, simulation has played a vital role in assisting the team to develop its cars aerodynamics through its CFD software and services. I have been the technical account manager for the IRBR account for over 6 years. In addition to developing and solidifying our technology relationship, I have witnessed first hand the impressive integration of ANSYS software into a Formula 1 CFD process. I take great joy (and pride!) working tirelessly and collaboratively with IRBR to deliver technology that has proved superior in concept and execution, ultimately helping to design the cars that have delivered the quadruple championships, which have been awarded to the team over the last four consecutive years. Continue reading

2014 ANSYS Convergence Conferences — Registration Now Open

Meeting with other ANSYS software users and partners at a 2013 Convergence Conference

Meeting with other ANSYS software users and partners at a 2013 Convergence Conference

Wow, I can barely believe how time flies. We are only a month away from kicking off our first group of 2014 Regional Convergence Conferences. The first conferences begin in Poland (April 10-11), Turkey (April 18) and Austria (April 24-25) with worldwide Convergence Conferences running throughout the year (view all conference locations).

I’ve told you in the past why I love these conferences (2013 Tokyo Convergence Conference and 2013 Mexico Convergence Conference) but I will say it again. It is extremely exciting to see how engineers use ANSYS technology to develop state of the art products. It is always a very humbling experience for me to see so many great designs and products where simulation plays a key role. But that is just me — I am a geek!

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2014 ANSYS Convergence Conferences – Call for Presentations

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Lane Lewis presenting at the 2013 Convergence Conference Plenary Session

Our world-wide Convergence Conferences are back and better than ever. With even more locations in 2014, consisting of excellent presenters that use ANSYS software, you just may find a tip a two to solve a complicated problem that you’ve encountered.

The conference also offers you the opportunity to meet and network with ANSYS engineers and managers, hardware/software partners, simulation industry thought leaders and other ANSYS users to learn how to leverage our suite’s capabilities in solving complex product development challenges. Regional conferences begin in April and are hosted in over 25 countries throughout the year. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week – Feb 17

ansys webinars what you need to knowBefore I get to the ANSYS Webinars for the week, today in the United States we celebrate the birthday of George Washington, the first President of the United States. But, in his honor, I cannot tell a lie. Did you know that technically Mr. Washington was not the first President? Nope. That honor really goes to John Hanson. A fascinating story you might want to check out after you register for one of our free webinars this week.

February 18, 2014 Advanced Solution for Electrical Machine Design
February 18, 2014 ANSYS Fluent Meshing (Preprocessing) ― What’s new in ANSYS 15.0
February 19, 2014 Ask the Expert – User Defined Functions (UDF) – Part 4 – Making UDFs Work in Parallel
February 20, 2014 ANSYS Fluent Meshing (Preprocessing) ― What’s new in ANSYS 15.0
February 20, 2014 Advanced Solution for Electrical Machine Design

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ANSYS Webinars This Week – Feb 10

ansys webinars what you need to knowIf it seems like a while since I’ve posted the ANSYS Webinars for the week it’s because it has been. That doesn’t mean our team hasn’t been hard at work, they’ve been prepping some great new content for you. We invite you to attend one of more of these ANSYS webinars where the experts can answer your questions. They’re free to attend, packed with great information and available on our Resource Library within a week of the LIVE event.

So don’t delay, register now!

February 11, 2014 Geometry Pre-processing — What’s new in ANSYS 15.0
February 11, 2014 ANSYS Workbench Meshing (Pre-processing) ― What’s new in ANSYS 15.0
February 12, 2014 Ask the Expert – User Defined Functions (UDF) – Part 4 – Making UDFs Work in Parallel
February 13, 2014 ANSYS Workbench Meshing (Pre-processing) ― What’s new in ANSYS 15.0
February 13, 2014 Geometry Pre-processing — What’s new in ANSYS 15.0

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Are You Attending DesignCon 2014?

IMG_5250ANSYS is excited to exhibit at DesignCon 2014 in Santa Clara,CA on January 29 and 30 and we have some very exciting reasons you should register to attend and stop by booth #513 to talk to our signal integrity, power integrity and EM experts! Here are just a few.

Live Presentation: The Future of Power Integrity and the Implications on Signal Integrity and EMI at 2:00 and 4:00 daily.

As technology continues to evolve towards realizing the “Internet of Things”, so must the underlying design tools.  ANSYS has updated our signal integrity and power integrity analysis solution portfolio.  Stop by for a short presentation on the important new changes coming to SIwave and HFSS that will propel future applications of PI/SI and EMI. Continue reading