ANSYS Advantage - Volume II, Issue 4, 2008

 

FEATURES


AUTOMOTIVE

First to the Finish Line
In a sport where winning is often decided by split seconds, the BMW Sauber F1 Team uses fluid dynamics solutions from ANSYS to lower lap times through improved vehicle aerodynamics.

INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT

New Check Valves Swing into Action
ANSYS multiphysics simulation and design optimization determine petrochemical check valve flow characteristics overnight - a task that otherwise could take years to complete.

THOUGHT LEADER

Multiphysics Maestro
An industry visionary shares insights into the evolution of multiphysics solutions and future challenges to overcome.

EDITORIAL

A Big Step Forward in Mechatronics
The acquisition of Ansoft expands the breadth of multiphysics capabilities from ANSYS and gives engineers a powerful range of simulation tools for systems, blending together mechanical and electronics designs.

AUTOMOTIVE

Decreasing the Shock in Shock Absorbers
Engineering simulation improves valve design for an automotive shock absorber.

ENERGY

Scheduling Replacements Smartly
Simulation is used to effectively predict crack growth that could lead to power plant valve failure.

TURBOMACHINERY

What’s Shakin’?
The combination of 3-D structural dynamics, ANSYS Workbench and classical rotordynamics modeling techniques helps solve rotating machinery vibration problems.

PROCESS INDUSTRIES

Designing Safe Crackers
Fluid and structural simulation combine to help researchers analyze a variety of stresses on catalytic cracking equipment.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Multibody Dynamics: Rigid and Flexible Methods
Choosing the right simulation method for dynamic assemblies doesn’t have to be risky.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Extensive Multiphase Flow Capabilities
Fluid dynamics simulation provides a wide range of multiphase flow capabilities to meet challenging industrial needs.

TIPS & TRICKS

Analyzing Viscoelastic Materials
Mechanical solutions from ANSYS have convenient tools for calculating deformation of materials in which stiffness changes as a function of loading, time and temperature.

ACADEMIC

Small Bubbles, Large Benefit
Air injection simulations show promise for reducing ship drag by injecting air bubbles to reduce skin friction along the hull of a vessel.

OUTSIDE THE BOX

Snowflake by Snowflake
Simulation provides insight about snow safety.

ANSOFT

A History of Innovation
Ansoft has a long history of developing leading simulation solutions for the electronics industry.

ANSYS and Ansoft: The Power of Synergy
Integrating Ansoft tools with technologies from ANSYS combines the best of both worlds for developing electronic products.

Aligned with the ANSYS Vision
The Ansoft product suite will help deliver benefits to the entire ANSYS engineering simulation community.

Electric Motors Advanced by “Ultra” Power Storage
Electromechanical simulation tools aid in the design flow of hybrid–electric systems.

Microwave Simulation, Macro Benefits
Electromagnetic simulation finds applications in high-performance antenna systems and electronics.

Impeding Interference
Panasonic improves signal integrity design for a remote surveillance camera using electronics design software from Ansoft.