This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include students designing space furniture, Tesla’s efficient batteries for homes and a smart collar that tracks and trains your dog. Have a great weekend!

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5 Improved Workflows for Rotating Machinery Design and Analysis

There have been a number of new and exciting workflow enhancements included in ANSYS 16.0 for those who design and analyze rotating machinery to make data transfers and simulation setup easier. Here are the top five enhancements:

1) BladeGen to BladeEditor

In ANSYS 16.0, it is now possible to load BladeGen data into BladeEditor in Workbench. Users could always link BladeGen to BladeEditor (i.e ImportBGD function) in Workbench, but to perform a LoadBGD command, it was required to go into BladeEditor and find the BladeGen file to load manually. With the Create New > Geometry feature from the BladeGen (right click menu shown below) this process is much easier now. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week – Apr 27th

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsThis week our ANSYS webinars feature topics for multiphysics, fluid dynamics, electronics and systems engineering.

A complete listing of ANSYS webinars, seminars and other events can be found on our Events Calendar. Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles concentrate a lot on the fact that this past week saw the celebration of Earth Day. Renewable resources, alternative energy, reclamation, and all the companies and individuals that strive to make this the rule and not the exception deserve a great big hat tip this week. So, without further ado, enjoy these articles on how to meld today’s technology to better tomorrow’s world.

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High-fidelity and Detailed Chemistry Approaches in IC Engine Modeling

In order to accurately meet legislated fuel efficiency and emission standards, present day IC engines operate across complex combustion modes and use novel fuel formulations. Accurate simulation of these modes and fuel formulations requires the use of detailed chemical mechanisms, which typically span hundreds of species and chemical reactions. Even with advances in modern computing technology and algorithms, detailed chemistry simulation approaches are computationally time consuming and scale with the level of detail employed. Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include a new floating/submerged luxury home design, the U.S. Navy’s new swarm bot and launcher and a jumping robot. Have a great weekend!

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Engineers Harness the Power of the Adjoint Solver

In a previous blog, I shared with you my excitement about the power of the adjoint solver technology for shape optimization from ANSYS. Since then I have been working tirelessly to make this remarkable technology even more capable. CFD engineers can now understand their designs better and can perform smart shape optimization, all for larger problems with richer physics thanks to the adjoint solver technology.

My numerous interactions with people from all around the world confirmed what I knew: the adjoint solver technology is powerful and has the capability to enable a sea-change in the fluid design process. The technology is already having a positive disruptive impact on design, especially among the early adopters. Products are being improved. Established concepts about some types of fluid systems and how they function have been overturned. New manufacturing procedures are being attempted in order to produce the shapes indicated by the adjoint.

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ANSYS Webinars This Week

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsEvery Monday, I like to bring you the ANSYS webinars coming up this week. My apologies for the late post, the day kind of got away from me. To make it up to you, dear readers, I decided to post a more complete listing of all of the ANSYS webinars coming up this month. At the bottom of the list, you’ll find two bonus events you should check into. Continue reading