ANSYS 16.0 Targets Electromechanical and Power Electronic Design

Vehicle electrification, renewable energy, and power delivery applications continue to be major trends driving innovations in the industrial, automotive and aerospace sectors. “Good old designs” of power systems and electrical machines using a build-and-test methodology are out of date. Products using the old approach are filled with inefficiencies, are over-designed, and do not include electronic controls. These applications such as automotive electrification, automotive infotainment, and power electronics across many industries are driving the need for new ways of thinking and new design flows. ANSYS 16.0 delivers! Continue reading

Electric Machine Design Methodology

In 2009, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with full support from ANSYS, deployed an initiative to the region’s industrial community by launching the ANSYS Institute for Industrial Innovation (AI3). Recently, ANSYS and the university launched a video about common interests and partnership activities that tells the story behind the institute.

As you heard in the video, the institute at UWM is a portal for industry to engage with academia to foster economic growth and development of regional industries and educational institutions, leveraging world-class CAE capabilities including CAD, FEA and system simulation platforms. AI3’s framework provides an infrastructure that spans the product development cycle from concept to functional prototype. Continue reading

The Electromechanical Coupling Coefficient of Piezoelectric Material

What job could be more fun than supporting a general purpose program like ANSYS Mechanical?  You get to use ANSYS multiphysics technology and your engineering knowledge to solve many small mysteries, such as: Why doesn’t my model satisfy equilibrium? My solution doesn’t match my hand calculations. You also get to be a coach: How do I model a permanent magnet? One day you’re a stress analyst, the next an amateur scientist. I have to admit I sometimes feel more like Dr. Frankenstein’s assistant than a scientist.

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