Archives for ANSYS

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

Figure 1 - Radiation pattern of a ship calculated in ANSYS HFSS SBR+
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 be available in less than 10 minutes in order for them to effectively test all the different configurations required on a real-world project. If the simulation time grows beyond 10...

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

Static Structural analysis results in ANSYS
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 extreme strength and stiffness, combined with lower weight. However, the use of composite materials also presents additional challenges, as their mechanical properties are heavily influenced by loading direction and their...

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

Optimised STL Clean-Up in ANSYS SpaceClaim

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

ANSYS Simulation results for Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs)

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.

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

Selected Protrusion in ANSYS SpaceClaim

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 simulation: clean-up and repair of dirty or (even worse!) corrupted CAD models.  Regardless of whether you are running your analysis with ANSYS or tools such as CST, Strand7, Abacus or…

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…

Analysing Large Fabricated Structures

Meshed crane model

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 using regular solid elements. Instead, beam elements must be used to reduce the model to a manageable size. The problem with this approach, however, lies in the process of extracting…

Bulk Materials Handling & Heavy Lifting Equipment

Large scale reclaimer assembly which will be analysed using ANSYS

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 well as unpredictable loadings such as user error/misuse and erratic weather conditions. Simulation software can optimise machine design and gives engineers the capability to decrease project budgets/timeframes and minimise the…

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