Happy Monday everyone! Here’s a great way to kick off your week… register for one of our ANSYS webinars. Even if you’re not sure you can attend, if you register, you will receive a link to the recording a few days after the live event. Of course, the bonus of attending LIVE is that there is a Q&A during each session. Continue reading
This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles cover some awful tiny tech improvements for some pretty vast topics including more forays into outer space.
- Electrons Corralled Using New Quantum Tool
- Asteroid Mining Firm Set To Deploy Its First Satellite
- Ancient Star Raises Prospects Of Intelligent Life
- Video: Successful Test For SpaceX Crew Capsule Emergency Abort
- Engineering Students Create Real-Time 3-D Radar System
Today, we announced our new ANSYS Enterprise Cloud solution, a combined service and software solution designed to help our global accounts move simulation into the public cloud. Based on my own discussions with customers, the solution is well-matched to current trends and business challenges. Let me explain. Continue reading
“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.”
In my humble opinion, they are complementary. I have seen many great classes and books teaching the theory of CFD and FEA — how to discretize the governing equations, the difference between different numerical schemes, implicit vs. explicit formulations, etc. But when engineers are trained, we need to make sure we also give them the tools and tutorials to put the theory to work and help them practice how to use CFD and FEA to develop better products, solve complex challenges.
If you’re in the Chicago metro and surrounding areas, I’d like to remind you that the ANSYS Convergence Conference is being held on Friday, May 8th. You still have time to register and attend this free event, which features engineering experts and other thought leaders who offer best practices on ways to apply simulation technologies to create breakthrough products. The keynote at this event, The Role of Computational Science at Mars, will be presented by Jim Kennedy, Mars Corporate Innovation. Mars, Inc. is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products. Join us to learn how they use ANSYS simulation tools. Check out the full agenda and register today!
And, now… here are the ANSYS webinars you won’t want to miss this week! Continue reading
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!
- Vacuum-Equipped Bruno Trash Can Smartens Up the Kitchen
- Students Design Furniture for Future Space Habitats
- Quadcopter Parachute System Helps Your Drone Return to Earth Gently When Problems Arise
- Tesla Expands Into Batteries for Homes
- Connected Collar Tracks and Trains Fido
Oil and gas industry professionals will be gathering at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC2015) in Houston, May 4-7. This year’s OTC event is taking place at a time when there are understandable concerns about jobs, costs and investments due to continued uncertainties in petrochemical prices, global demand and realigning of capital investments. ANSYS is going to the OTC conference because we believe that the energy industry is resilient. We also believe that ANSYS has solutions to help the industry cut costs through improvements in engineering best practices and use complete virtual prototyping of its system with the insight needed to prioritize and optimize the industry’s investments and adoption of advanced technologies. Continue reading
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