Offering a New Paradigm Shift in CAE?

What works for manufacturing companies also applies to engineering simulation software providers. In a competitive climate, we all must aim continually for innovation, listen to the voice of our customers, anticipate swiftly changing needs, identify buyer expectations and make appropriate changes. I strongly believe that the parametric licensing and capabilities newly introduced with ANSYS 14.5 are truly innovative, standing out from the rest. They could become a paradigm shift in CAE, as they will make extensive design exploration and robust design a reality.

Given the market forces for increased product performance and integrity, engineering simulation undoubtedly can help manufacturers to evaluate more design ideas and reach the “best” design, one  that works across a range of operating conditions. For that matter, many engineering simulation software providers today do offer design exploration and optimization tools. But despite the need, the adoption of these tools is relatively small. Our product manager for ANSYS DesignXplorer, Simon Pereira, regularly investigates the obstacles to further adoption, and, in each of his reports, the biggest hurdles appear to be unacceptable turnaround times, shortcomings in usability and lack of available licenses. Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

Happy Friday, folks! Every now and again, we just have to toot our own horn. Pat ourselves on the back. Give ourselves two thumbs up. You get the picture. This week was kind of a big deal here at ANSYS — we released the newest version of our software,14.5.   We also had some great coverage that talks about simulation’s role in the F1 racing industry. And don’t miss how supercomputers and simulation are helping researchers come up with a better helmet design for the military and athletes!


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ANSYS 14.5 and the Hall Coefficient RH

Does something written by a tech support engineer make you subconsciously start checking for misplaced commas? Does my motto  “Close enough for highway work!” disqualify me, in your eyes, to talk about something as subtle as the Hall effect? I hope not, because if you bail out now you’ll miss the chance to find out about a completely new electrical material property in ANSYS 14.5, the Hall coefficient RH.  It will be supported initially by the EM elements SOLID236 and SOLID237 and eventually by the direct coupled field elements. Continue reading