ANSYS Advantage - Volume VI, Issue 1, 2012

 

FEATURES


EDITORIAL

Welcome to the Future
For years, ANSYS has worked to realize the promise of systems-level simulation. With recent advancements in hardware and HPC environments, the future is finally here.

BEST PRACTICES

Systems-Level Simulation: The New Imperative
To create the complex products the market demands, organizations are turning to systems engineering to maintain reliability while shortening the development cycle.

ENERGY

Model+Make
Scott Parent, vice president of technology at Baker Hughes, provides insight on how a systems engineering approach and simulation-driven design improve product reliability.

HEALTHCARE

A New System for Surgery
Virtual surgery could help doctors treat complex congenital heart defects.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

High-Fidelity Fluid–Structure Interaction
System coupling leverages the advanced physics of ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS Mechanical to solve a wide range of challenging FSI applications.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Churning Wind into Power
Systems engineering can aid in designing an efficient wind turbine generator.

CONSTRUCTION

High-Rise Wind Turbines
Simulation helps to improve the design of the world’s first building with integrated wind turbines.

HPC/AEROSPACE

HPC Goes into the Wild Blue Yonder
Scaled-up flow simulation enables cost-effective aircraft design optimization.

BEST PRACTICES

Cleaning Up with Systems Engineering Knowledge Management
As products become more sophisticated and feature rich, simulation tools and design methodologies are evolving in response.

ENERGY

Making the Connection
A challenging offshore oil pipeline application leverages simulation to check structural load conditions of an inline sled.

MATERIALS

Improving Film Die Uniformity
Optimization using engineering simulation helps to improve film die uniformity by 13 percent while reducing pressure drop.

DEFENSE

Going Great Guns
Finite element analysis helps to improve design of a maintenance trainer for a tracked combat vehicle.

BEST PRACTICES

Model Company
An award-winning consulting firm uses simulation to help small companies — and itself — grow.

FOOD & BEVERAGE

Punching Out a Better Tablet
Analysis helps to prevent dietary supplements from being too big to swallow.

PARTNERS

Powering the System
Complex vehicle systems modeling benefits from cosimulation with high-fidelity tools.

ANALYSIS TOOLS

Power-Efficient Semiconductor Design
Power budgeting solutions that manage full-chip power consumption and integrity are required to develop modern electronic devices, cars and data centers with high-fidelity tools.
Apache Design's RTL Power Model technology was honored with a DesignCon 2012 award.

TECH TIPS

Turning Optimization on its Head
The adjoint solver in ANSYS Fluent delivers design insight to intelligently develop reliable high-performance products.