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…

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