Learn About the Many Innovative Features of ANSYS 18

I’m excited and honored to share with you the innovations in the latest release of our suite of simulation solutions, ANSYS 18, on behalf of over a thousand R&D professionals at ANSYS. The driving force for these innovations is the spread of simulation to all areas of engineering practice, a trend we call “pervasive engineering simulation.”

This trend is enabling engineers to explore the design parameter space earlier in the product lifecycle (digital exploration), test thousands of detailed designs rapidly and efficiently (digital prototyping), and monitor and optimize their product’s operation after it has been deployed (using digital twins).

To make pervasive engineering simulation as easy as possible for all engineers, we’ve added a lot of new features to each product family, as you can see below. For more information on ANSYS 18, including demo videos, webcasts, application briefs and technical papers, see our ANSYS 18 web pages. Continue reading

ANSYS and Carnegie Mellon University Partner to Drive Industry 4.0

CMU PR logoThe best thing we can do for today’s college students is to prepare them for the real-world challenges they will face upon graduation. For engineering students, ANSYS has long been involved in this process through internships, co-op education opportunities, and promoting the use of our software solutions as learning tools in undergraduate and graduate courses at universities around the world. Today we are excited to be taking another big step along this path by announcing a very special partnership with Carnegie Mellon University and its College of Engineering. Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

Happy Friday, folks! This week, Spiderman makes an appearance in our most interesting engineering technology news articles and SpaceX makes history for the 2nd time as they launch the Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule into space to resupply the International Space Station again.

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

Happy Friday, folks! This week’s interesting engineering technology news articles looks at the technology behind tennis, robo-dogs at veterinary school and how simulation helped James Cameron reach the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

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This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology News Articles

This week’s top 5 interesting engineering technology news articles looks at the 64th Annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, the trouble with lithium-ion batteries and 8 ways electric engineering is changing medicine, to name a few!

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USS Enterprise Engineered in Real Life in 20 Years?

USS Enterprise-related stories started hitting the wires last week. It seems like every few years, some enterprising engineer figures out how to develop a  gadget originally conceived on Star Trek. First, it was the flip phone. Trekkers remarked at how closely the design resembled the famous communicators used by Capt. Kirk and Mr. Spock. Next came the medical tricorder, used by Dr. McCoy. (Fans even demanded that NASA rename the original space shuttle after the USS Enterprise.)

image of the USS EnterpriseBTE Dan Hatches Plan

While fans debate the next innovation from the prophetic series that would be seen in the real world – Would it be the phaser? The transporter? Warp drive? – one visionary has his sights set even higher. This mysterious systems and electrical engineer known only as BTE Dan believes it is possible to build the Holy Grail itself – the USS Enterprise. According to his website, this Gen1 Enterprise could be built using today’s technology in only 20 years. The cost? A trifling $1 trillion. Continue reading