Designing A Trimaran Fast Ferry with ANSYS Fluent

Multihull ships create engineering challenges that are “out of range” of conventional ship design techniques. They require complex, CFD analysis to optimize multiple performance variables like resistance, endurance, stability, seakeeping, etc. In this article, we take you behind the scenes at KUASAR MARIN Engineering Inc., where we leveraged ANSYS Fluent to explore design iterations for a three-hulled, high-speed passenger ferry that could compete with existing two-hull catamarans.

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Do Trees Improve the Near-road Air Quality?

The Laboratory for Environmental Flow Modeling at the University of California, Riverside, has used ANSYS Fluent software to model a variety of environmental flows. As a third year Ph.D. candidate student in Mechanical Engineering, I recently evaluated the influence of roadside vegetation barriers on the near-road air quality using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), as part of a research team that included my colleague Seyedmorteza Amini and my advisor Dr. Marko Princevac.

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution leads to public health concerns such as respiratory problems, birth and developmental defects, cardiovascular effects and cancer for people who live and work near major roadways. The near-road air quality can be improved directly by deploying vehicle emission control techniques, using alternative fuels or electric vehicles (EVs), or via passive pollutant control and roadside configuration design such as solid and vegetative barriers. Continue reading

How to Avoid Turbulence in Cloud Computing

seat belts turbulence clouds“Please fasten your seat belts, we may encounter some turbulence as we enter the clouds ahead,” the pilot announced on my flight back from a big computer conference in Denver last month. The lady sitting next to me leaned over and admitted: “I never really understand what the pilot means by that announcement.” It reminded me that you may also need some clarity about cloud computing for your ANSYS simulations.

Bumps along a cloud-computing journey can be caused by concerns about security and where the data is stored, lack of licensing options and/or end-user productivity. We have taken steps to ensure you can move in and out of the cloud smoothly, and in analogy with what I just wrote: in our case “no seat belts required.”

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New Career Opportunities Announced This Week – ANSYS Jobs

ANSYS is an exciting place to work. Wouldn’t you like to join a company that is growing? ANSYS jobs have created a workforce of nearly 3,000 professionals worldwide.

Every product you touch has likely been touched by ANSYS technology. Join our group of talented employees and make a difference in product creation.

All applicants must submit their resume via the ANSYS Careers website. We do not conduct interviews before a resume has been submitted. So take a look and apply today. Continue reading

ANSYS Fuels Nature-Inspired 3-D Printing

Nature is full of amazing materials. Wood and bone, for example, are natural composites with finely-tuned microstructures. They have optimized fiber alignment for enhanced strength. At Fortify — an additive manufacturing startup — we wondered if harnessing the power of natural composites in 3-D printing could help us to create high-performance end-use parts.

Our observations of the natural world led to the development of our fluxprint technology, which utilizes magnetic fields in a 3-D printer to align carbon fibers throughout a printed composite part. This process results in high-performance components with high-geometric complexity and incredible strength-to-weight ratios. Continue reading

Newest ANSYS Jobs Posted – Check It Out!

2017 is winding down. Have you thought about making a career change? Why not start off 2018 with a new career at ANSYS?

ANSYS hires some of the best and brightest. Join us in developing software that touches almost every product in the market. Check out our careers site for other openings. We update our site daily so check back often.

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The Australian Formula Collective Designs Winning Race Car Components using ANSYS Simulation Solutions

The University of Western Australia Motorsport team has competed in Formula SAE Australasia since 2001. With the help of ANSYS pervasive engineering simulation solutions, our team has won the event twice, taken the trophy for engineering design four times and collected more than 30 trophies for individual events. As of 2017, we are now partnering with Edith Cowan University Racing, another Western Australian team, in a collaboration known as Australian Formula Collective (AFC).

Western Australia Motorsport teamAustralian Formula Collective with ECU Racing’s Formula SAE vehicle designed with the help of ANSYS simulation solutions.

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New ANSYS Jobs Posted on the ANSYS Careers Site

ansys jobsAre you looking to have an impact on the world? I invite you to check out the newest ANSYS jobs we’ve just added to our Careers website, because at ANSYS, that’s just what we do! Impact the world.

As the global leader in engineering simulation we help our customers make a difference in industries such as healthcare, renewable energy, smart home technology, robotics, autonomous vehicles and more. We take pride in knowing that we are helping them to make great changes..

Join us and make a difference in engineering simulation, product development and in the world.

If you don’t see a position of interest in this latest listing, check out our careers site.  All of our current ANSYS jobs listings can be found there. Continue reading

New Jobs at ANSYS Announced Today – Apply Now!

We’re hiring and you may be the person we need. Take a look at our most recent job postings that are listed here. If you don’t see anything, visit our careers site.

ansys jobsThere are currently over 100 jobs open worldwide. We only accept applications through our site, so take a look and apply today. Continue reading

Getting Power Management Right and Women in Tech

Getting power management right in the era of heterogeneous SoCs is a multi-pronged effort, there’s no getting around it. There are many technical avenues to managing the power in heterogenous SoCs today, as well as a few human ones.

Engineering teams daily try to squeeze more and more power from their designs, which many times includes adding human resources and expertise to the project.

Take an example where a design team leader gets the mandate to include high level synthesis in the design methodology.

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