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

Figure 4 – Cylindrically Curved Structures of radii 5cm, 7.5cm and 10cm

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 are now capable of detecting body motion during exercise and monitoring functions like heart rate and blood pressure. In such systems, a critical topic is how to preserve antenna performance,…

Developing Power Electronic Products in the ANSYS Electronic Desktop

Magnetic Field within the transformer core and around the winding

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 conditions in a wide variety of scenarios. With this design style in mind, circuit simulation has developed to focus on being extremely fast and parametric to allow circuit designers to…

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

SCADE Suite and SCADE Display in the Airbus A380 Cockpit

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. A particularly dramatic example is the design of inherently unstable aircraft such as the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk. Without the flight computers making very fine adjustments every millisecond, it would flip…

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 minutes, unfortunately removing one of our favourite excuses for taking a tactical nap. One of the limitations to this new feature was the fact that Multibody parts were still meshed…

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 not be feasible if the design’s shape is not yet defined, while creating CAD models to capture all the potential design possibilities may be impossible. Now imagine starting with an arbitrary volume and…