ANSYS Advantage - Volume I, Issue 2, 2007

 

FEATURES


EDITORIAL

The Big Question
With engineering simulation becoming so widespread, the big question now for manufacturers is not if to use the technology but how. And their answers will determine who gains the competitive edge.

SPORTS

The Simulation Race for America's Cup
Yacht designers used engineering simulation in a variety of applications to edge out the competition.

MATERIALS/PARTNERSHIPS

Plying the Composite Trade
ESAComp software overcomes challenges in designing with composites.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Hair Today
Product developers in the cosmetics industry can put simulation to use in performing hierarchical analyses of hair care product performance.

AUTOMOTIVE

Heavy-Duty Lightweight
An innovative aluminum design gives a truck-body manufacturer the competitive edge in the worldwide construction industry.

POWER GENERATION

Gassing Up with Coal
A two-fluid multiphase model allows for more accurate simulation of coal gasification.

PROCESS EQUIPMENT

Chopping Away at Solids
CFD simulation provides a pump company with a virtual test facility.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS

No-Hassle Kitchen Appliance
Finite element analysis helps redesign a countertop water filter.

POWER GENERATION

Keeping It Cool
Modeling fluid flow and heat transfer throughout a nuclear fuel assembly helps prevent reactor burnout.

PROCESS EQUIPMENT

The Greening of Gas Burner Design
Simulation assists in developing efficient and environmentally friendly recuperative burners used in heat-treating applications.

TRENDS & PRACTICES

Managing Engineering Knowledge
Web-based solution is aimed at hosting and integrating simulation data, processes and tools for more effective Simulation Driven Product Development.

THOUGHT LEADERS

The Democratization of Engineering Analysis
To compete successfully in today’s business climate, Procter & Gamble makes analysis tools available to rank-and-file engineers as well as to analysts and advanced simulation experts.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Rotordynamic Capabilities in ANSYS Mechanical
Useful features are available to study vibration behavior in rotating parts.

TIPS & TRICKS

Submodeling in ANSYS Workbench
To obtain accurate stress in a local region, submodeling separates local analysis from the global model.

Engineering Simulation in the Biomedical Industry

Making Life Longer and Better
The biomedical industry is emerging as a strategic user of engineering simulation.

Turning Up the Volume
The use of shape memory alloys offers the promise of better functioning in cochlear implants.

Hip to Simulation
Evaluation of designs for a hip replacement prosthesis overcomes physical and scientific limitations.

Walking Pain Free
New insoles designed with the ANSYS mechanical suite relieve pain from foot disease.

Engineering Solutions for Infection Control
Simulation assists in designing a hospital ward to reduce the airborne transmission of disease.

Standing Up Right
ANSYS Multiphysics sheds light on the wonders of the human spine and how to fix it.

Designing with Heart
CFD-based design optimization for a pediatric implant can shave years off the development cycle.

Going with the Flow
Functional biomedical imaging through CFD provides a new way of looking at pathological lungs.

Battle of the Bulge
Rapid prototyping results in a new surgical tool to treat back pain.