You’ve heard all the talk about simulation-based design. You’ve listened to colleagues— maybe even some of your competitors — wax on about how doing robust simulation studies early on in the design cycle leads to more and better product ideas while also optimizing use of materials. In fact, you’re sold on the need to embrace advanced analysis, but you just don’t see how it’s feasible given the perceived complexity and cost of the simulation software — not to mention, the high-powered workstation gear. Continue reading
This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles include discoveries that are literally out of this world and yet close enough to keep our wheels spinning.
- Scientists In Belgium Have An Exciting Idea About How To Stop Cancer From Spreading
- EnGo Public Charging Station Serves University Students
- Physicists Have Quantum Teleported A Particle Of Light Across 25 Kilometers
- Human Hamster Wheel Could Be the Ultimate Standing Desk
- Water Vapor Found on Neptune-Sized Exoplanet
Descriptions of ANSYS Webinars This Week
Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include what to do with vacant World Cup stadiums, a jetpack that helps soldiers run faster and a system that could help cut down city traffic. Have a great weekend!
- How Vacant World Cup Stadiums Could Be Turned Into Housing
- Australians Create Life-Saving Water Purifier From a Chip Packet
- New Jetpack Helps Soldiers Run Faster
- A System to Cut City Traffic That Just Might Work
- Engineers Make Great Comedians
I am always thinking about women in engineering, and how to get young girls more involved in STEM, and some of the challenges they’re faced with. Today I’d like to share a story along that same vein. It’s a little long, but please bear with me, there’s a point. I promise.
A few weeks ago I was on vacation with my family and in-laws. Among the ten of us, was my 11 year old niece, I’ll call her “Miss M.” One evening, we were on our way out to dinner after swimming, waiting for the elevator. I checked my appearance in the mirror and scowled. I have hyper-pigmentation on my face that appears almost as dark tear streaks on my cheeks. I also have mild rosacea that causes redness around my nose. I started wearing make-up regularly just over a year ago to even out my skin tone and have become used to my made-up look. I scowled because the hyper-pigmented parts of my skin were readily apparent in the lobby light. Continue reading
Just wanted to let you know that it’s not too late to register for one of this week’s online learning opportunities. Simply click on the topic that interests you and register today! ANSYS webinars are always free to attend.
This week you’ll find resources for learning and teaching engineering simulation, simulation techniques to speed up innovation, best practices for meshing complex geometries and much more! Continue reading
This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles have a new (old) way to develop a motor, a green way to deal with garbage, outer space, and in a rare tie-in — outer space garbage.
- Mass Spectrometry In Your Hand
- Dazzling SpaceX Nighttime Launch Sends AsiaSat 6 Satellite Into Orbit
- A Tabletop Motor Using An Entirely New Driving Principle
- Using Cameras And Fancy Algorithms To Track Spinning Space Junk
- 99% of Sweden’s Garbage Is Now Recycled
If you use ANSYS software, why not highlight your superior simulation projects in the ANSYS Hall of Fame? The sixth annual competition is open to all engineers who use ANSYS software and want to showcase their simulation excellence. Entries from around the world feature striking images and animations of real-world applications of ANSYS software using single or multiple physics. The Hall of Fame features 5 best-in-class winners (who also receive an Apple iPad) and highlights 12 finalists from two separate categories: Corporate and Academic entries. Continue reading