Effective design for almost any kind of product, from consumer goods to industrial equipment, requires taking a large number of factors into account. By making appropriate trade-offs using simulation for digital exploration and optimization, companies can quickly develop efficient and reliable products.
For example, industrial gas turbines burn gas to turn rotors to produce electricity, with substantial amounts of hot exhaust gases as a byproduct. Instead of just warming up the surrounding air, the heat contained in exhaust gases can be put to work by capturing it and letting it flow around tubes containing water, converting the water into steam. The boiler that contains the pipes and the exhaust gases is called a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG). The steam can then flow to a steam turbine to generate more electricity.
Typical inlet duct design point analyzed
Antennas 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
Many companies are looking to introduce simulation upfront, as early as possible in their design processes, to bring better products to market faster and at reduced overall costs. ANSYS AIM has been developed with a view to providing unparalleled ease of use on top of ANSYS’ proven solver technology in a highly configurable and customizable way. We talked about this in our recent webinar, now available on-demand. Continue reading
Engineers like to have lots of tools at their disposal. In my home workshop I have a lot of them, but it seems that there is always something extra that I could use for one particular job or another. Having the right tool for that job, and one of high quality that will not break in the middle of a project, is valuable as well. And organization is a good thing too, because if you can’t find tools when you need them and are unable to use them in conjunction with other tools, then the job does not progress very well. Having my toolkit in order is beneficial when the unexpected happens or if I need to complete a job in short order. Continue reading
As we all know, a frequent challenge in FEM is the evaluation of stress results, in particular with cyclic stresses. The FKM guideline “Analytical Strength Assessment of Components” describes a static strength assessment as well as a fatigue strength assessment. This guideline was developed by the Advisory Board for Engineering and Research for various applications in mechanical engineering and other sectors. Continue reading
In a previous blog, it was explained how simulation helps microorganisms grow well inside a bioreactor. It is of utmost important that microorganisms are healthy in order to get a high-quality therapeutic products that can make human beings healthy. While simulations can help with ensuring this, there a gap in what simulation can do and what is being actually done on field. It means that the potential of simulation can be further realized for biopharmaceutical industry. Where is the gap and how can we bridge it? Continue reading
I’d like to share a video with you that illustrates ANSYS ACT’s three-prong development strategy – product coverage, third-party application integration and enhanced workflows.
ANSYS Workbench’s Project Schematic does a great job serving as a canvas for engineers to compose their simulation workflows. Depending on your simulation process, you may want to capture your workflows and abstract them one step further. Starting with ANSYS 16.0 you can abstract the simulation process by leveraging new ANSYS ACT functionality. With ANSYS ACT Wizards you can capture your company’s or industry’s simulation techniques and deploy them in a simple, easy-to-use app for engineers, designers, and analysts. Continue reading