Preconfigured HPC for Simulation by Kenneth Wong
A top CAE vendor has partnered with a world industrial giant to help engineering and manufacturing organizations capitalize on the Industrial Internet of Things.
Part of the recent agreement between ANSYS and General Electric expands GE’s use of ANSYS engineering simulation solutions to accommodate GE’s 2015 acquisition of Alstom’s Power and Grid businesses. But of broader import is what the deal will do to extend simulation beyond product development into operations—a key aspect of Predix, the new “Industrial Internet platform” from GE. Predix is an operating system and platform for building applications that connect to industrial assets, collect and analyze data, and deliver real-time insights for optimizing industrial infrastructure and operations. Continue reading
Dynardo’s optiSLang software for CAE-based robust design optimization (RDO) will now be distributed and supported worldwide by ANSYS and its channel partners. “Dynardo and ANSYS contribute unique technology and expertise to this partnership,” noted Dynardo CEO Johannes Will. The new product, ANSYS optiSLang, applies Dynardo’s technology for sensitivity analysis, multi-objective and multidisciplinary optimization, robustness evaluation, reliability analysis and RDO to the ANSYS suite of parametric and persistent CAD and CAE modeling software. Continue reading
Democratizing CAE will be the focus of an extensive mini-symposium within the NAFEMS 2016 Americas Conference taking place June 7-9 in Seattle. Building on last year’s pathbreaking Democratizing CAE webinar series hosted by NAFEMS Americas—itself a follow-on from a seminal forum on the topic at the 2015 NAFEMS World Congress—the mini-symposium will feature a rich array of proof-point case studies showing how engineering organizations across a wide range of industries are putting democratized CAE into practice today (click session titles to view presentation abstracts): Continue reading
Taiwan began designing and developing its first satellite in 1994 in collaboration with a U.S. space systems contractor. FORMOSAT-1 was launched in January 1999 and provided service until its retirement in 2004. FORMOSAT-2 was launched later in 2004, followed by FORMOSAT-3 in 2006. In 2010, FORMOSAT-5 passed design verification and now awaits deployment. FORMOSAT-5 will carry the first optical remote sensing instrument payload completely designed and developed by Taiwan itself.
Today FORMOSAT-8 is under development. This new satellite will inherit the experience from FORMOSAT-5 and will likewise carry an optical remote sensing instrument developed by Taiwan. Opto-mechanical systems integration will be led by the country’s Instrument Technology Research Center, with participation by the Opto-Mechanical Design Analysis (OMDA) Lab supervised by Professor Yi-Cheng Chen at Taiwan’s National Central University, which is responsible for weight reduction of the mirror supporting structure. To achieve the breakthrough improvements required in structural weight, the OMDA Lab is utilizing FEA-Opt Technology’s SmartDO design optimization, system integration and process automation software. Continue reading
Optimization was a theme running throughout the 2015 Automotive Simulation World Congress organized by ANSYS last week in Detroit. We attended sessions on topology, structural, aerodynamic, adjoint, multi-objective and multidisciplinary optimization that ranged across all the conference tracks—Powertrain, Body & Interior, Chassis, Electrification & Electronics. Continue reading
With increasing life expectancies, the number of femoral fractures among elderly patients due to osteoporosis is expected to rise. To restore mobility in these patients as rapidly as possible, fracture treatment that takes into account the material properties of osteoporotic bone is essential. Continue reading