8 Myths Debunked for Engineering Simulation in the Cloud

Although businesses are increasingly using cloud computing for engineering simulation, many misconceptions still surround cloud-based simulation.

This post debunks the leading misconceptions about cloud computing, and, in doing so, will assist engineering and IT managers, as well as directors, as they make decisions regarding computing resources. While dispelling these misconceptions, I will share resources and provide insight to help organizations steer around possible failure points as they consider cloud computing. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars This Week – Register Now

ansys webinarsHappy Monday everyone! This week we present two ANSYS webinars focused on multiphysics. Register today for these great topics.

For a complete listing of ANSYS webinars, please visit our Events Calendar.

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5 Great Ted Talks for Engineering and Technology

engineering If you’ve been reading our recent blog posts, you’ve certainly noticed a recurring theme. We’ve been featuring different topics about how the Internet of Things is moving forward and changing the way products are engineered. With that in mind, I want to share with you five great Ted Talks focused on innovation and engineering.

I first came to learn about TED Talks over 10 years ago. Many refer to these talks as the gold standard for inspiration and learning about the world we live in. I couldn’t agree more. What I appreciate most is that they are all under 18 minutes! So, grab a beverage and enjoy!
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3 P’s of Structural Analysis

I’ve been involved in engineering simulation for 20 years. Not quite sure exactly how that happened, but none-the-less here we are. Back in 1996, when I was studying engineering, a good part of my course looked at the fundamentals of FEA for structural analysis and CFD for flow simulation. We spent an inordinate amount of time manually calculating how a five-element beam would behave. I dread to think how many trees were sacrificed at the expense of my scruffy algebra.

I learned two key things from this exercise. FEA was incredibly useful —I could get an engineering answer to a reasonably realistic problem by using this approach — and that FEA software was a must if I wanted to do this on a more meaningful model. Continue reading

Technologia et Circenses et ANSYS Sports

Running with determinationIn just a few days, millions of eyes will be on the biggest sporting event of the summer. This upcoming major international multi-sport event is due to take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5th to the 21st. For those of us participating in sport or simply keen to watch these events, I think this will be a fantastic firework of performances, achievements and discoveries of sports that we barely know but that we might be watching with great interest. Continue reading

ANSYS Webinars Slated for August

ansys webinars this weekComing up during the month of August, we have a great line-up of ANSYS webinars covering a variety of topics in multiphysics, fluid dynamics and structural analysis.

I’d also recommend that you check out our face-to-face seminars coming to your local area. Check our full Events Calendar today. Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles include some tech giants, some giant structures, and some tiny, tiny doctors for giant means of transportation.

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Concept to Optimization with Upfront Simulation

Do you wish you had a way to build and test your ideas virtually before investing in physical prototypes? An easy, accurate method that accelerates design timelines and reduces costs?

We all have ideas. Product designers strive to come up with ideas for innovative products. In the modern era, most products are not simple and must fulfill multiple functions in addition to being cost-effective and stylish. A good idea for a product often means understanding how a thousand smaller ideas work together to create the whole. Unfortunately, it is expensive to physically test every idea or many versions of the best one. Fortunately, upfront simulation helps engineers optimize their product idea before building the first physical prototype. Attend our webinar to see how. Continue reading

Weekly New Jobs at ANSYS – July 26, 2016

Jobs at ansys hiringAre you looking to make a career change? Why not work at an exciting company like ANSYS? Join our nearly 3,000 professionals all over the world. If there isn’t a position here, check out our careers site for all of our current openings. Our careers site is updated daily as new positions open. Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

This week’s Top 5 engineering technology articles include some new breakthroughs on some old technology and an old event that deserves a new look.

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