As 2016 draws to a close, and as the Global Social Media Manager and Editor of the ANSYS blog, I want to take the opportunity to thank all of our readers for subscribing and sharing all of the great posts our ANSYS team prepares each week. The holiday season is actually one of my favorite times of year, because I get the opportunity to encourage our employees to step out of their comfort zone a little and help create fun stories. (The perception that all engineers are introverts is about to be debunked here and now.)
In years past, we’ve seen some really cute ideas submitted that took engineering to the North Pole. Who could forget these classics ! Continue reading →
Aerospace and defense companies share many commonalities in the type of products they produce, the harsh environments within which these products operate and their overriding focus on safety and reliability. However, each of the commercial aircraft, space and defense sectors faces unique market trends. One common response to the pressures they each face is to deliver excellence in engineering simulation and how it is applied to deliver tangible business impact.
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It seems not all that long ago that I first attended the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) conference in Toronto. It was just a short drive from my office in Waterloo, Ontario. This year I took a much longer trip to Seoul South Korea to attend the ASME Turbo Expo. As I am already engaged in preparations for the 2017 edition that will be held in Charlotte, NC, I am reminded that much has changed in how rotating machinery is designed and operated. No doubt more evolution will be evident in the 2017 conference. One difference is that the conference will be held in conjunction with the ASME Power and Energy conference. I think that this makes a lot of sense, given the continued important role of turbomachinery in power and energy production and transmission. Continue reading →
We just held our eighth ANSYS in ACTION session. This one featured HPC on the Cloud and showed the audience how engineers without local HPC resources can access ANSYS and HPC in the cloud.
For those of you new to the series, ANSYS in ACTION is a webinar series where we show you how easy it is to solve common applications and address common challenges engineers face using ANSYS software in just 20 minutes on Thursdays at 1 pm ET. We skip the marketing and the background information and get right to the demo. Continue reading →
A few years ago, I was fortunate to work on a team that designed a road bike power meter that made it into the bike kit for a professional cycling team. That’s a rewarding accomplishment for a “roadie” like me. Finite element analysis (FEA) was an integral part of the success of that product and insights from the analyses led to a decisive mechanical change during development. It’s safe to say I’m passionate about numerical simulation.
Now I’m taking on a new challenge and am employing FEA to develop hi-tech structural composites. Here, industry is moving toward the numerical simulation realm of virtual rapid prototyping, early in the design cycle, and away from the expensive and time consuming loop to physically build, test, iterate, repeat. Physical validation of simulation is still critical but the goal is to reserve it for mature designs that are already well understood through FEA.
The ROV, or subsea remotely-operated vehicle, is frequently used in marine operations such as underwater mapping, pipeline inspection and surveillance, sending payload, maintenance and operations on subsea oil and gas equipment such as BOP (blowout preventer) and Christmas tree assembly, which controls the oil/gas/water flow out of the well.
Underwater environments create various challenges for the manufacturers of the vehicle robotics. In addition to structure integrity under high pressure, complex underwater hydrodynamics characteristics due to coupling of motions in 6 degrees of freedom needs to be considered. Continue reading →
The concept of the “automated home and smart home” was first introduced over 80 years ago, and has been facing different technical limitations since then.
Recently, service providers and home appliance manufacturers have launched a new initiative to bring the concept of smart homes to reality allowing subscribers to remotely manage and monitor different home devices from anywhere via smart phones or over the web with no physical distance limitations. Continue reading →
Each year the cloud faithful converge on Las Vegas in the fall for AWS re:Invent. This year’s event delivered exciting announcements for ANSYS users interested in performing engineering simulation on the AWS cloud.
With well over 30,000 attendees, the 2016 conference was too big to be contained within the expansive Venetian hotel/Sands expo complex and it spilled across into adjacent facilities (comfortable shoes were a requirement). Wednesday’s keynote session by Andy Jassy, CEO and Thursday’s session by Werner Vogels, CTO highlighted the growing reach of AWS. The conference featured a staggering number of new features, services and some powerful new hardware. Continue reading →
Take a look at this week’s listing of newly posted jobs at ANSYS. We can’t take applications via e-mail or in person, so submit your application via our on-line careers site. If you can’t find anything in this listing, check our site frequently as new jobs are posted as they open. Continue reading →