STARTing Something New? Our ANSYS Startup Program Can Help

According to Forbes magazine, 90 percent of startups fail. The ANSYS Startup Program aims to fix this. With new, worldwide startups numbering in the hundreds of thousands annually (exact numbers depend on what source you use) that seems like a lot of very disappointed entrepreneurs to me.

On the opposite side of the coin, we have all heard the now famous story of Apple being born in a garage in Cupertino, CA and growing to be one of the most valuable technology companies in the world. But did you know that Disney, Harley Davidson, Hewlett-Packard, and Yankee Candle Company also got their start in someone’s garage? ANSYS too, was a startup. The company’s humble origin began in a farmhouse as Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc. (SASI) in 1970. Continue reading

Maximizing Engineering Throughput with Pay-Per-Use Simulation in the Cloud

My colleagues Steve Del, Giovanni Petrone and I often discuss the benefits of moving engineering simulation to the cloud, marshalling greater computing resources and faster processing on high-performance computing (HPC) solutions. While most companies would find this compelling, budget-conscious companies are concerned about the costs. The missing piece is a pay-per-use simulation business model, where  you use what you need, when you need it, and only pay for what you use.

Well, now that piece is in place. Last week’s release of ANSYS Enterprise Cloud adds support for ANSYS Elastic Licensing™, enabling you to fully leverage the pay-per-use business model on the public cloud for both hardware and software. Continue reading

Upfront Thermal Optimization with ANSYS AIM 17.2

Optimizing heat transfer and controlling temperatures is a critical design engineering issue for many industry applications, including heat exchangers, thermal mixing valves, exhaust manifolds and electronic devices. Accurate prediction of the temperature in both the fluid and solid components is essential to accurately predict the thermal performance of a product design. By performing upfront thermal simulation, design engineers are able to accelerate product designs, mitigate late stage design changes and reduce physical prototypes. ANSYS AIM is an easy-to-use simulation environment designed for all engineers to rapidly and confidently evaluate product performance well before design decisions are locked-in. ANSYS AIM 17.2 includes many new features for upfront thermal simulation. Continue reading

Weekly New Jobs at ANSYS

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If you are looking to start your career or to move into a new and exciting career, look no further than ANSYS. Our latest postings are listed below. If none of these jobs at ANSYS are what you are looking for, check out our careers site. Our careers site lists all of our current openings worldwide. We do only accept applications on-line. Make sure to check out the listings and apply today. Continue reading

You Can’t Use Simulation to Design Planar Magnetic Transformers!

Throughout my 25 years in the computer-aided engineering industry, some of the smartest people I know have told me that you can’t use simulation to design planar magnetic transformers. Is it true? No! What they’re really saying is that there isn’t an effective way to simulate the devices to predict the full behavior — which includes electromagnetic losses, harmonic content, EM-thermal coupling and ultimately how the electromagnetic fields and temperature affect the circuit — in a reasonable amount of time for simulation to be an effective design tool. Continue reading

Engineering – The Final Frontier

This past week marked a milestone in television history. Fifty years ago Friday, Star Trek debuted on US television screens (in color!). While much has been made about the impact that this icon show had on popular culture, entertainment and even race relations, its influence on the technology in our everyday lives is just as important. Continue reading

Antenna Design Workflow with ANSYS 17.2

antenna-designAntennas are the lifeblood of connected, mobile and many emerging IoT products. Consumers expect a reliable connection every time; anything short can kill a product launch or, worse yet, tarnish a corporate brand. That’s the market reality. The engineering reality is that there are significant engineering challenges associated with designing antennas and radio systems, including providing reliable connectivity and maintaining reasonable performance within an ever shrinking design footprint. Many of today’s devices need to operate in an increasingly crowded radio spectrum with the possibility of co-site conditions, operation near the human body and other challenging installed environments. Continue reading

Breakthrough Energy Innovation. What Will You Change Today to Drive Sustainable Design?

Energy efficiency, sustainable design and green products are not new concepts but they are increasingly coming to the fore. Of particular recent note was the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in Paris and the commitment to limit global temperature rise to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre industrial levels.

Why the increased emphasis and urgency? A widespread and growing recognition that our use of Earth’s resources is accelerating at an unsustainable rate, with measurable consequences. Continue reading

Worldwide New Open Jobs at ANSYS

Jobs at ansys hiringIf you are searching for a new career, why not search for your new career at ANSYS? Take a look at the most recent job listings we have updated. If there is nothing in this listing,  all of our current open jobs can be found on our website. We update our job postings daily, so look often. Maybe your job search can end with a career at ANSYS! Good luck with your job search. Continue reading

Do You Want to Be in the ANSYS Hall of Fame?

Do you know how the following are related?

  • Flame extinction and blow-out effects in aircraft propulsion and power generation systems
  • Aerodynamic design of boat sails
  • Temperature control for electrical contacts in switchgear design
  • Conversion of heavy hydrocarbons to lighter ones in fluid catalytic cracking reactors
  • Induction melting of metals under levitation
  • Evaluation of surgical treatments for cervical degenerative disc disease

If you said these applications all used ANSYS software and were winners in the 2016 ANSYS Hall of Fame Competition, you are correct. Now it is your turn to enter the 2017 ANSYS Hall of Fame Competition!

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