ANSYS Webinars, Seminars and Events This Week – Nov 26

image of Learning text on a keyboard ANSYS Webinars and EventsWe’ve actually got quite a full calendar of ANSYS webinars and events this week that should appeal to a wide audience. Whether you’re traveling to an in person event, an industry trade show, or you prefer an online experience, there’s a little bit of everything this week..

You can view a full calendar below, but let’s start with our online learning opportunities, including the Ask the Expert Series.

ANSYS Webinars

Methodology and Tools for Compute Performance at Any Scale

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
9:00 am EST, 2:00 pm GMT (REGISTER)

Thursday, November 29, 2012
4:00 pm EST, 9:00 pm GMT (REGISTER)

Clusters and Workstations are usually sized according to one-off benchmarking campaigns during tenders and way before production. While this widely used method is efficient, it has a number of drawbacks: Continue reading

This Week’s Top 5 Engineering Technology Articles

Happy Friday, folks — I’m back!  It’s time for my second go at bringing you the latest engineering technology news! But first, it’s Labor Day weekend here in the U.S.- a holiday that traditionally marks the end of summer. So, I wanted to take a moment and wish those of you who will be taking this coming Monday off an enjoyable long weekend! However, I must say that I’m nearly ready for pumpkin spiced coffee and my fall wardrobe!  I digress – THE NEWS:

Engineering Technology News Quick Links

For those of you who are more of the “instant gratification” types –  Check out the articles here, or, read on for my thoughts!

Using Simulation to Prevent Battery Fires

Battery makers are concerned about the potential for fires in the lithium ion batteries used in the latest electric and hybrid vehicles. Two principle mechanisms have been identified that can lead to a cascading reaction known as thermal runaway which in turn can cause battery fires. The first is a short in a cell that may be caused by a crash impact or by an impurity. The second is a blockage or other malfunction in the cooling system that cools the cells by running coolant through microchannels in the battery. There are hundreds of different variables involved in battery design that interact in complex ways that can affect the potential for thermal runaway as well as having an important effect on the efficiency of the battery. Cell and pack makers perform a considerable amount of testing during the development process to investigate the impact of these variables but there is never enough time to come anywhere close to investigating the complete design space. Physical testing is also quite limited in its ability to evaluate battery performance under extreme conditions such as vehicle crashes. Continue reading