This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles cover a variety of locations from the ground to space and back again.
The tragic derailing of an Amtrak train near Philadelphia points out just one of the challenges facing the modern railroad industry — safety. The industry also must contend with rising energy costs, fast growth of capacity requirements in emerging markets, increasing certification costs and interoperability requirements. Continue reading
This is very frustrating. I have the chance to travel quite a bit and meet with numerous medical partners —academic leaders, industrial experts, thought leaders and medical device executives. Many of them are as passionate as I am about using simulation to accelerate the pace of innovation for medical device and pharmaceutical solutions. Yet, most of them are amazed when I show them some of the achievements of their peers. Some simply didn’t know that this application or model was possible to simulate or didn’t know how to do it .If all of them would share great results in their areas of expertise then everyone could learn and benefit.
This is not acceptable for an industry where our pace of innovation means better comfort, less pain or perhaps survival for the patient! Continue reading
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I have some very exciting news to share with you. Today we announced the immediate availability of the free of charge ANSYS Student product. Yes, you read that correctly! We’ve actually made our student product version available free of charge, globally! It can be downloaded here, go and check it out!
Here’s a high level summary of the ANSYS Student product: Continue reading
Happy Monday everyone! We have a couple of great ANSYS webinars coming up this week. Check them out now.
I am also pleased to share with you the newly-announced list of the 2015 Convergence Webinars Series. Join ANSYS and industry leaders for this exclusive webinar series featuring selected presentations from ANSYS’ 2015 Convergence conferences worldwide. The webinar series includes sessions highlighting various trends and unique simulation solutions/methodologies as they are used by industry leaders. Continue reading
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!
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
The 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
Now 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