When I came from Microsoft to join ANSYS in April, I knew that ANSYS had been offering industry-leading engineering simulation software for more than four decades. But what I did not know was the amount of innovation and product technology that the company had lined up to deliver this year — and over the next several years. As a result of the work I’ve done with product development teams, I have grown even more passionate about ANSYS and what it has to offer the industry. I am, therefore, as proud as the rest of the team in announcing the release of our new product suite. ANSYS 15.0 builds upon the many years of leadership and includes dramatic upgrades in each of the key physics areas (electromagnetics, fluid dynamics, structures and embedded code). The combination of performance improvements, new solver capabilities, HPC scalability advances and pre-processing enhancements delivers insights into the most challenging product designs.
Because manmade materials are everywhere, ANSYS 15.0 provides structural analysts with advanced new functionality for simulating composites. What I find very exciting is the innovation built in to ensure efficiency throughout the entire modeling process. For example, users can apply submodeling techniques in the pre-processing workflow to create high-fidelity local results while employing a coarser model globally to reduce overall computation time. Continue reading
At ANSYS, we believe in creating great software that enables innovative customers to create amazing products. But there is another side of ANSYS, one that many of our customers never see. We strongly believe in enriching the community around us. And since we’re a global company, that means helping people the world over. That long-standing spirit of giving started in western Pennsylvania, where the company was founded and has been headquartered since its inception in 1970.
The Mylan Classic golf tournament, held in the same business park as our head office, just completed its fourth successful year. This PGA Tour and Web.com Tour event – which took only three years to reach $1 million in total charitable contributions – surpassed $2 million this year. And we’re very proud to have been a part of that success.
Since the Classic’s inaugural year in 2010, we have sponsored the ANSYS Tickets Fore Charity program, supporting hundreds of regional non-profits. The ANSYS Tickets Fore Charity program supports participating local charities and regional non-profit organizations through ticket sales, in which 100% of the organization’s sales proceeds are retained. Additionally, ANSYS provides a bonus pool of money, which is also completely disbursed to these organizations, based on the percentage of tickets sold by the group.
It is amazing to see how this seed that we planted has grown. At the conclusion of this year’s tournament, the ANSYS Tickets Fore Charity program has raised an estimated $1.8 million of the more than $2 million in total charitable contributions that have been generated through the Mylan Classic and its related events. ANSYS is proud to have been able to share our success through the sponsorship of this important event and to support these wonderful charities that provide valuable support and services throughout the community.
By the way, if you are wondering what ANSYS and golf have in common, you may want to read this article from ANSYS Advantage magazine.
This is just one example of how ANSYS has helped to support important initiatives that make a difference in the lives of people who are in need.
How do you learn to perform engineering simulations? For software with the breadth and depth of the ANSYS tools there is a lot to learn, but this need not be daunting.
Traditionally ANSYS has trained its customers in the classroom, with courses regularly held worldwide at ANSYS offices. I am sure you will agree that to learn anything (whether CAE, or an out-of-hours sport or hobby), having time in the presence of an experienced coach is time well spent. Their guidance can be tailored to your specific needs, and all your questions can be answered.
The reality though is that, as professional engineers, we cannot spend as much time as we would like out of the office on professional development and training activities. A new project may mean new skills need to be learned — and quickly. Time is precious and must be focused on just the aspects you need.
For this reason, ANSYS has begun a pilot program to record many of our training courses and host online. These are recorded by our experienced trainers, and present the information they would seek to impart in a live training class. The content is available on the Training Video Page of the ANSYS Customer Portal, and can be viewed on-demand to meet your needs. It is all fully indexed into bite-sized chunks, so you can dive straight into guidance you need. Here’s just a small sample: Continue reading
Recently, I was reading the August 19, 2013 issue of Time Magazine and came across an interview with James Dyson. If you don’t already know, Dyson is a world leader in innovative and elegant designs of “boring” household products including vacuums, bladeless fans, hand dryers and now vacuum mops. Dyson, or Sir James Dyson as they call him across the pond, is the inventor of these products. I tried several vacuum brands in my own home before we bought a Dyson vacuum a few years ago — and we absolutely love it because of its simple design and powerful suction.
Dyson echoed my feelings when he said in the Time article that he liked rookie engineers and air dynamics but not Harry Potter! I immediately called my 15 year old daughter, Naina Gupta [Harry Potter and Twilight fan], and told her this! I am trying to convince her to follow her father in a more interesting field like engineering or science. No offense to my son, Saagar Gupta, who took on our family trade genes, aka business! Continue reading
Our readers may recall that in June I wrote a post about an amazing young girl named Aarushee Nair. She is an eighth grade student of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi who is known for reinventing the liquid ORS pack and has recently applied for a patent. She has also been nominated for the 2013 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) innovation award for School Children. She is also an avid animal lover; enjoys basketball, swimming and photography.
We were so impressed with her work that we invited her to visit our ANSYS Pune, India campus and spend an educational day with our experts. Here is her story of that day. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading
For the past year or so (wow, has it been that long?), I’ve been welcomed into your lives every Friday as I recap interesting engineering technology articles of the past week. As a PR specialist, I’m constantly reading cool articles online and wanted to share those pieces with the ANSYS community.
Behind the scenes, I’m sure most of you probably don’t know that my husband and I have just welcomed our first child into the world this week, a baby boy called Levi. We couldn’t be more excited to start this chapter in our lives, but of course, that means I’ll be taking some time off to bond with our son.
That said, the weekly “Top 5″ blog will live on in the hands of my extremely capable and talented colleague, Justin Nescott. He will take over the reigns and continue to bring you interesting and excited news from the engineering technology industry.
I hope you’ll stick around and welcome him into your lives as you have graciously accepted me. And don’t worry, I’ll be back before you know it and we can pick up right where we left off!
BAJA SAE India 2013 was held at NATRIP in Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh, India. Aside from being one of the co-sponsors of this great event, we also awarded the coveted CAE (computer-aided engineering) prize. Over 110 teams participated in this year’s competition and our staff reviewed the design reports of each of the teams and then shortlisted several of them based on design reports that showed the best use of CAE for structural and CFD analysis of a vehicle.
We had a great time participating as judges for the event and got to visit the pits and interview some of the teams about CAE simulation, design and implementation of the vehicle. Most of the teams did structural analysis of the roll cage and other important vehicle components. The reports and on-grounds implementation of the teams were outstanding. It made judging quite difficult as the performance of teams was very close (photo finish). Continue reading
About a quarter of a teaspoon, or 1.25 grams, of sugar. That is the difference in the quantity of sugar in the blood between a healthy individual and one who has been diagnosed with diabetes mellitus. Since I have a genetic predisposition for diabetes, I was not surprised to be diagnosed with it recently. The diagnosis brings with it restrictions, especially in diet. But advances in modern medicine and medical technology have ensured that patients can lead normal lives. This blog deals with engineering that has made some of this possible.
In a healthy individual, the concentration of sugar in the blood is maintained (within a narrow range) through a complex system of biochemical reactions. In individuals afflicted with diabetes, this healthy status is disturbed due to various causes and results in higher blood sugar concentrations. If not treated, diabetes can lead to damage to the heart, kidney, feet and retina — organs where bloodflow through fine capillaries is involved. The aim of diabetes treatment is to restore blood sugar concentrations to a healthy range by a combination of changes in diet, medication, lifestyle as well as by adding insulin and providing information. Continue reading