Finite Element Analysis Blog – LEAP Australia

Introducing the LEAP Academic Portal

Introducing the LEAP Academic Portal

For over 20 years, LEAP Australia has successfully supported the use of CAE software within the engineering and design community across Australia and New Zealand. …

Wearable Conformal Antenna Design in Presence of the ANSYS Human Body Model

Wearable Conformal Antenna Design in Presence of the ANSYS Human Body Model

The Internet of Things has rapidly become a major industry focus with dramatic advancements in low power electronics and in wireless technology. Body-worn communication systems…

Developing Power Electronic Products in the ANSYS Electronic Desktop

Developing Power Electronic Products in the ANSYS Electronic Desktop

The development of power electronics products always relies on transient circuit simulation to evaluate the internal operation of the product and the effect of outside…

Error-Free Embedded Software Design as part of a Multiphysics Simulation with ANSYS

Error-Free Embedded Software Design as part of a Multiphysics Simulation with ANSYS

In the pursuit of ever higher performance, software is taking over a much larger responsibility for the function of the end product than ever before….

Meshing Fabricated Structures in ANSYS Mechanical using Mesh Edit

Meshing Fabricated Structures in ANSYS Mechanical using Mesh Edit

The introduction of parallel part-by-part meshing to ANSYS Mechanical 15 back in 2013 was revolutionary. Structures which took hours to mesh now wrapped up in…

Topological Optimisation with ANSYS 17.0

Topological Optimisation with ANSYS 17.0

Utilising the new FREE topology optimisation ACT-extension, one can explore new innovative ways to reduce mass that were not available before. The DoE (Design of Experiments) approach may…

Stabilisation of an Inverted Pendulum using Rigid Body Dynamics

Stabilisation of an Inverted Pendulum using Rigid Body Dynamics

The inverted pendulum on a cart is a classic control theory problem for demonstrating control of an inherently unstable system. Left to its own devices,…

Analysing Large Fabricated Structures

Analysing Large Fabricated Structures

Cranes and lifting equipment pose a unique problem when considered in a finite element analysis. Their sheer size often prevents users from analysing these structures…

Bulk Materials Handling & Heavy Lifting Equipment

Bulk Materials Handling & Heavy Lifting Equipment

Designing equipment intended for use in the bulk material handling industry is no simple task. Engineers need to consider day to day operating conditions as…

End to End System Design with ANSYS – An Electric Guitar Example

End to End System Design with ANSYS – An Electric Guitar Example

The world of music is dominated by nonlinear devices. From the wood construction of a guitar neck to the neodymium drivers in PA speakers, every…

Designing Quieter Products With Computer Aided Engineering

Designing Quieter Products With Computer Aided Engineering

In today’s marketplace companies are using simulation technology more and more in their product development process to make product development faster and to produce better…

Topological Optimisation with FEA

Topological Optimisation with FEA

Often companies are under huge pressure to minimise the cost and weight of their products and optimise their design. Finite element technology allows engineers to…

Simulation Driving the Transport Industry

Simulation Driving the Transport Industry

LEAP Australia recently ran a webinar demonstrating some of the processes and factors to consider when embarking on the simulation driven design process. Watch the…

An Overview of Methods for Modelling Bolts in ANSYS

An Overview of Methods for Modelling Bolts in ANSYS

Bolted joints are commonly used to assemble mechanical structures. Modelling bolts for three-dimensional finite element applications has always been a tricky proposition because the details…

What is Fatigue?

What is Fatigue?

Fatigue is failure under repeated or otherwise varying load which never reaches a level sufficient to cause failure in a single application. Component seems to…

Q&A with a LEAP Expert: Why do people use SpaceClaim to prepare CAD for simulation?

We recently sat down for a quick interview with Peter Brand, Specialist Application Engineer at LEAP to find out more about his experiences from showcasing SpaceClaim to a range of engineers from different industries across Australia & New Zealand.

Guest Blog: Using Ansys Maxwell for Motor Design in Formula Student Competition

The Formula Student competition challenges engineering students from around the world to design, manufacture, market and race a small, open wheeled formula style racer. Since...

What have engineers learned about Fluid-Structure Interaction from the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse?

This week marks the anniversary of the famous collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on Nov 7, 1940 - just 4 months after it was...

Simulation & Additive Manufacturing: letting all your wildest (product design) dreams come true in front of your eyes

At LEAP we have been tracking the development of additive manufacturing (AM, aka 3D printing) very closely for the past decade, and we have no...

Engineers need an integrated Simulation toolset to develop and optimise safe autonomous systems

Learn how ANSYS’ integrated toolset can overcome the complex technical challenges in the development of fully autonomous systems: helping to deliver safe and reliable systems that operate efficiently in complex, changing environments. As engineers, we intuitively understand that comprehensive simulation is the only way to thoroughly consider all real-world scenarios for these systems in a fast and cost-effective way.

DCIR Analysis of PCB using ANSYS SIwave

With the trend of more densely packed integrated circuits (ICs) & more layers in printed circuit boards (PCBs) leading to the potential for overheating, thermal design of our electronic products becomes critical. To push the envelope in PCB design, learn how you can use DCIR combined with thermal analysis to increase your PCB reliability and quality.

Crash Simulation of the Waterfall Train Disaster

On 31 January 2003, a four car Tangara passenger train G7 on run from Sydney Central railway station to Port Kembla derailed about 2 kilometres...

From fatigue failure to EMI/EMC: the vast range of FEA and Emag applications in the Rail industry

As your train rumbles along during your morning commute, you are more likely to be hooked to your smartphone than thinking of all the types...

Dramatic Accelerations in the Performance of Antenna Placement and Co-site Interference Simulations with NVIDIA GPUs

After talking to design engineers who are responsible for both Antenna Placement and Co-site Interference simulations, we have heard that they typically desire results to...

Addressing the complex design challenges of composite parts using ANSYS Composite PrepPost (ACP)

It is well known that, compared to traditional materials, the fabrication of structures using composite materials offers clear benefits when designing high-performance products that require...

Using ANSYS SpaceClaim for reverse engineering: how to handle faceted data in your modelling process

ANSYS SpaceClaim makes working with STL data easy, enjoyable, and accessible to every engineer. Whether you’re reverse engineering a model in preparation for simulation; or you’re cleaning up a model ready for 3D printing, see how the faceted data toolkit becomes an invaluable addition to your engineering workflow.

Moving towards a Comprehensive Virtual PCB Testing Platform

Trends such as such as Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), drones, smart home technology and autonomous vehicles are continuing to push PCB technology to its limits. Electronics engineers are now needing to focus on more than just the electromagnetics aspects of PCB design, and are increasingly concerned about power consumption, thermal & vibration issues linked to reliability concerns in harsh environments.

Efficient Multiphysics Simulation with ANSYS AIM

Whether you’re a designer, analyst, or expert in your field, ANSYS Integrated Multiphysics (or ANSYS AIM as we like to call it) can provide you…

Tips & Tricks in ANSYS SpaceClaim: Geometry Defeaturing, Repair and Scripting

With the advent of Simulation and Analysis software that is increasingly accessible to more engineers, more people are learning about typical problems plaguing users of…

Introducing the LEAP Academic Portal

For over 20 years, LEAP Australia has successfully supported the use of CAE software within the engineering and design community across Australia and New Zealand. …

Smart Products – How Do We Know They Are Safe?

We are always hearing people refer to products as smart. Smart TV’s, Smart Phones, Smart Watches. Many of us now own cars that are smart…

Wearable Conformal Antenna Design in Presence of the ANSYS Human Body Model

The Internet of Things has rapidly become a major industry focus with dramatic advancements in low power electronics and in wireless technology. Body-worn communication systems…

Developing Power Electronic Products in the ANSYS Electronic Desktop

The development of power electronics products always relies on transient circuit simulation to evaluate the internal operation of the product and the effect of outside…

Error-Free Embedded Software Design as part of a Multiphysics Simulation with ANSYS

In the pursuit of ever higher performance, software is taking over a much larger responsibility for the function of the end product than ever before….

Meshing Fabricated Structures in ANSYS Mechanical using Mesh Edit

The introduction of parallel part-by-part meshing to ANSYS Mechanical 15 back in 2013 was revolutionary. Structures which took hours to mesh now wrapped up in…

Topological Optimisation with ANSYS 17.0

Utilising the new FREE topology optimisation ACT-extension, one can explore new innovative ways to reduce mass that were not available before. The DoE (Design of Experiments) approach may…

Stabilisation of an Inverted Pendulum using Rigid Body Dynamics

The inverted pendulum on a cart is a classic control theory problem for demonstrating control of an inherently unstable system. Left to its own devices,…

Analysing Large Fabricated Structures

Cranes and lifting equipment pose a unique problem when considered in a finite element analysis. Their sheer size often prevents users from analysing these structures…

Bulk Materials Handling & Heavy Lifting Equipment

Designing equipment intended for use in the bulk material handling industry is no simple task. Engineers need to consider day to day operating conditions as…

End to End System Design with ANSYS – An Electric Guitar Example

The world of music is dominated by nonlinear devices. From the wood construction of a guitar neck to the neodymium drivers in PA speakers, every…

Reduced Order Modelling for System Simulation with ANSYS Simplorer

In a previous blog post, we explored the overall capabilities of ANSYS Simplorer. In this post we will be focusing on Reduced Order Modelling (ROM),…

Analysing Composite Structures with ANSYS PrepPost

The design and construction of composite structures represents a powerful and lucrative industry that is predicted to grow dramatically as demand increases for the high…

ANSYS Simplorer – High Fidelity System Simulation

A wide range of industries are taking their single physics simulation tools and moving towards a multiphysics approach which couples two or more solvers to…

Breakthrough in accurate load mapping for bulk materials applications: DEM – FEA Coupling with ROCKY 3.0 and ANSYS (Part 1)

Today we present a new and easy way to transfer loads from DEM simulations (ROCKY version 3.0 released September 2014) to ANSYS using External Data…

Guest Blog: Results Validation at Curtin Motorsport

In February 2014, Curtin Motorsport Team’s Frame & Body Technical Lead Nisarg Thakrar and Chassis Thesis Project Lead John Christensen conducted torsional stiffness validation testing…

Designing Quieter Products With Computer Aided Engineering

In today’s marketplace companies are using simulation technology more and more in their product development process to make product development faster and to produce better…

Topological Optimisation with FEA

Often companies are under huge pressure to minimise the cost and weight of their products and optimise their design. Finite element technology allows engineers to…

Simulation Driving the Transport Industry

LEAP Australia recently ran a webinar demonstrating some of the processes and factors to consider when embarking on the simulation driven design process. Watch the…

An Overview of Methods for Modelling Bolts in ANSYS

Bolted joints are commonly used to assemble mechanical structures. Modelling bolts for three-dimensional finite element applications has always been a tricky proposition because the details…

Non-linear FEA: Contact Stabilisation

When it comes to discussing non-linear capabilities, non-convergence error messages are the most common stumbling block.  A non-linearity, in other terms, a change in the…

Meshing Improvements with ANSYS 15

  ANSYS Meshing has developed rapidly within the last five years; Body by Body meshing was introduced in 2011 with the emergence of R13, followed…

What is Fatigue?

Fatigue is failure under repeated or otherwise varying load which never reaches a level sufficient to cause failure in a single application. Component seems to…

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