Automotive, the Ultimate Connected ‘Device’

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about connected devices, and those devices are not just smartphones, tablets and phablets. It is anything that can collect data (sensors), connect to the internet and transmit the data wirelessly (antennas), and make smart decisions on acquired data (embedded software / processors). The biggest “mobility device” happens to be one that is near and dear to Americans — the car. Over the last few years the amount of electronics and connectivity within a car has been rapidly growing making it a primary differentiator for an automobile. Continue reading

What is Mesh Nonlinear Adaptivity?

Many FEA applications can benefit from the ability to strategically modify a mesh during solution, in order to simulate challenging geometry distortions which otherwise cannot be solved. Unlike manual rezoning, mesh nonlinear adaptivity is completely automatic, requiring no user input during solution.

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ANSYS Webinars This Week

ANSYS Webinar Learning EventsHappy 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

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.

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Enterprise Simulation on the Public Cloud: Why Now?

ansys-enterprise-cloudToday, 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

Ready-to-Use ANSYS Tutorials Available for Professors

AcademicProgramThere is a quote often attributed to Albert Einstein that I am very fond of.

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.

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ANSYS Webinars and Events This Week

ANSYS WebinarsIf 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

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

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!

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