This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

Hello all! My top engineering technology picks of the week include MIT close to creating the Iron Man suit, a ride-able “laptop” and an elevator that can take you into space. Have a great weekend!

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Nebia Uses Simulation to Make a Luxury Shower Head Go Green

Who said that CFD simulation was only for “hard” problems like jet engines and race cars?  It is easy to dismiss CFD as overkill for something as familiar as a showerhead — weren’t they optimized long ago?  After all, millions are made and sold annually. But Nebia’s founders had a better idea. According to Innovation by Design Magazine, Philip Winter, co-founder and CEO of Nebia says, “Showers are something that people really care about but people have no freaking clue that they can do anything to change [the experience.] You move into an apartment and you get whatever you get.”  Continue reading

Enabling Virtual System Prototyping with ANSYS Simplorer

simulation_graphicThe objective of simulation software is to inform design choices and provide validation results that include systems-level qualities, properties, characteristics, functions, behavior and performance insight. The simulation solution needs to go beyond the parts, or engineering disciplines of the design, and accurately describe the interacting effects of these parts as well as an accurate view into the detail of how these parts perform — essentially a virtual system. Continue reading

ANSYS 16.2 – The Latest Advances in Systems Engineering Technology

ansys 16.2Now that the official word is out about the launch of ANSYS 16.2, I wanted to use our blog to talk to you about this exciting development less formally. In a word, ANSYS 16.2 is all about systems — because most new products today are really complex systems that have to be designed and verified holistically upfront for successful performance. Continue reading

New Hot Jobs at ANSYS – August 10th

jobs at ansysCheck out the newest Hot Jobs at ANSYS. Your next opportunity may be listed here. Also, check out our website at for all of our other current openings. If you find an position that is of interest, submit your resume via our online site. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week – Aug 10

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsThis week we have two LIVE ANSYS webinars for you. Each with a Q&A at the end.

I’ve also included our newest on-demand webinars that you may have missed. If you’d like to check out even more webinars, please visit our Resource Library

August 11 How ANSYS SpaceClaim Will Help You Streamline In Silico Testing and Computer-Aided Surgery
August 11, 2015 ANSYS Optimization Strategy: Automatische Optimierung integriert im Entwicklungsprozeß

Recent ANSYS Webinars Now Available On-Demand

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles grow from the very small to the very large with a lot of range in between.

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Predicting Equipment Fatigue Caused by Flow-Induced Vibration

Tacoma Narrows BridgeThe energy of a human voice at certain pitch and volume can shatter a wine glass due to vibrations caused by sound waves. Motion of fluids can also create structural vibration, sometimes with disastrous consequences: In 1940, the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state collapsed when high winds caused the structure to oscillate with increasing amplitude from end to end, until sections of the bridge fell into the river. The bridge structure was responding to the transient forces caused at certain flow frequencies as the wind blew past the bridge. At a critical vibration frequency corresponding to the natural (or harmonic) frequency of the structure, mechanical resonance occurs, and the objects fail — glass shatters, the bridge collapses. Continue reading

Is ‘ Make in India ‘ a Magic Bullet for Manufacturing?

The Make in India campaign — launched amidst much fanfare last year by PM Narendra Modi — is an initiative by the Government of India to encourage companies to manufacture their products in India. There has been considerable excitement around the initiative and its potential impact on the Indian economy. Just within the last month, Boeing, Airbus, Russia’s USC, Fiat, Stanadyne, and some other global heavyweights announced their intention to manufacture in India and signed Joint Venture agreements with Indian firms such as Mahindra Defense, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Tata Motors, etc. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars in August

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsKicking off the month of August, our first ANSYS webinar features industry experts from Boeing and Raytheon as they discuss how they are leveraging the power of simulation-based engineering to respond to their customers’ needs. Guests include Dr. Julio Navarro, a subject matter expert in radio frequency circuits, antennas and heterogeneously integrated electronics and Amedeo Larussi, a Sr. Principal Electrical Engineer at Raytheon Company with more than 26 years of commercial and electronic warfare professional experience with research, design, and testing of antennas and microwave systems. Continue reading