Dr. Andreas Vlahinos believes that innovation does not come from an 'a-ha' moment but rather from a systematic approach using tools, techniques, experience, and knowledge all together. Check out my interview with him.
UberCloud can get you setup to run parametric sweeps with minimal effort on your part. We work directly with your IT team to configure access to your pre-existing COMSOL Floating Network License (FNL). We also ensure that your IT security rules are being observed while all this is set up.
In this special guest feature, Wolfgang Gentzsch from the UberCloud describes how engineers can perform work from home in the same way they do at their offices, while maintaining or even increasing productivity.
This UberCloud Compendium contains 10 case studies on 50 pages which are related to the Energy sector, selected from the 220 UberCloud Experiment projects performed so far, including applications from oil & gas, mining, electrical, geo-thermal, wind, and water power, and turbines and electrical power transformers.
In this article (Page 34), UberCloud presents two aerodynamics case studies dealing with cloud-based services for engineering-specific applications and use cases that objectively demonstrate the progress of cloud computing in the aerodynamics sector over the past few years.
On page 40 is the second part of an article presenting a selection of case studies dealing with engineering simulation in the cloud using ANSYS software LS-DYNA, HFSS, and ANSYS Discovery Live; the first part appeared in the previous edition of the EnginSoft magazine and presented case studies based on ANSYS CFX and Fluent.
In this article (page 35), the first in a series, UberCloud presents a series of case studies of cloud-based services for engineering-specific applications and use cases that objectively demonstrate the progress of cloud computing in this sector over the past seven years.
The traditional CFD process hasn't changed in 30 years, and the bulk of CFD done today (as much as 80% we estimate) complies with this accepted norm of creating a geometry in CAD, exporting it to a meshing tool, meshing it, setting up and running a CFD solver, post-processing results, going back into the geometry, altering it and continuing to do these design loops again and again.
UberCloud presents two aerodynamics case studies using cloud-based services with Ansys CFX and Fluent for engineering applications, as well as use cases that demonstrate the progress that has been made in cloud computing for the aerodynamics sector over the past few years.
This report will document the design process of a Fuel Cooled Oil Cooler (FCOC) from initial design in CAD, process steps in nTop Platform, and final Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis steps in ANSYS CFX. This document should serve as a reference for nTopology users to perform similar simulations on their own designs.
Recently, one of our sales leads asked us to validate an induction hardening case by comparing the results of simulation versus real life, so their procurement team can make fact-based decisions. We decided to write an article based on this case to demonstrate the correlation between induction simulation and actual results.
If you capture a product’s configuration correctly, you have context―which enables you to create traceability. In essence you have created the Digital Twin time machine. The context of the Digital Twin, supported by digital thread data, and analysis tools like simulation or analytics, allows you to move backwards and forwards for any product or system of products.
3DEXPERIENCE World 2020 conference from Dassault Systemes which took place in February 2020 in Nashville, TN, USA.
This presentation was given at the NAFEMS Americas 2018 conference CAASE18 in Cleveland, OH, USA (see also www.nafems.org/caase18). This topic was also presented and discussed at COE 2018, April 15-18, 2018, San Diego, CA, USA as well as at NAFEMS "Engineering Analysis & Simulation in the Automotive Industry: Creating the Next Generation Vehicle"; November 8, 2018; Troy, MI, USA.
Companies must ensure a cost effective and reliable product is introduced to the market in a timely manner while also addressing the challenges relating to in-service product updates and on-going maintenance. The Digital Twin in the context of virtual engineering and digital transformation is becoming a critical player in such highly innovative and competitive environment.
Akselos is a new simulation technology that can evaluate structural behavior 1000x faster than traditional techniques. Akselos is capable of producing high-fidelity, physics-based models of large complex assets which may be connected to sensor data to regularly update the simulation model and provide the required assessments in a timely manner.
This webinar describes OnScale’s revolutionary approach that combines state-of-the-art proprietary multiphysics solvers and cutting-edge high-performance computers on the cloud. We also describe OnScale’s unique technology and business approach, which gives users the ability to run the thousands of simulations required to fully optimize the electronics package using a flip-chip, all in a fraction of the usual time and cost.
CFD simulates the flow of liquids and gases by performing millions of numerical calculations. CFD analysis is typically carried out earlier in the design process even before the first prototype is made. With high-speed supercomputers, better designs can be achieved quicker, faster, and cheaper. Multiphysics is advanced CFD involving multiple physics coupled to mimic the real behavior as accurately as possible.
Multiphysics simulation lets you explore real-world physical interactions a complex product may encounter. These interactions can impact product performance, safety and longevity. Fluid forces, thermal effects, structural integrity and electromagnetic radiation can affect performance. If you isolate these forces and examine them separately, you may not get an accurate prediction of product behavior.
To design products in the real world, engineers need to contend with physics in the areas of electrical, acoustics, heat, fluids and more. COMSOL is an industry-leading simulation platform that captures the richness of the real world with its multi-physics capabilities.
For simulation to have a broader financial impact on an enterprise, SPDM must be deployed seamlessly within the broader enterprise, especially as required to support implementations of Digital Threads and Digital Twins. This webinar will explore how these platform concepts can advance the use and impact of analysis and simulation in the coming decade.
This white paper discusses how RF MEMS acoustic resonator-based filters can be efficiently and effectively designed, thereby reducing cost, risk, and time to market. Mathematical modeling and numerical simulation play a key role in achieving quick and reliable design wins.
A digital twin is a dynamic digital model of a product, process, or person, which analyzes existing business system data combined with real-world data. However, the value expands past the single digital model of an asset and is increasingly an underpinning element of an organization's digital transformation initiatives.
Altair introduces an update to Inspire, its popular software for simulation-driven design. This update includes the addition of SimSolid, Altair’s powerful software for structural analysis of complex assemblies.
The evolution of digital thread is still very much in flux. A number of essential components have yet to be clearly defined, and industry leaders and technology providers still have to agree on the best way to implement the concept to enable broad adoption. As a result, engineers are often left with as many questions as answers.
The digital twin continues to proliferate and is a concept often associated with Siemens, and given our investment in software, additive manufacturing and the digital industries, this is good news indeed. But sometimes these terms can be too ethereal and my interest is piqued when I see this concept in action.
Focused on the optimization of offshore wind design, the webinar is aimed at engineers, project managers and leaders involved in the advancement of the burgeoning wind sector, as well as anyone interested in the digital transformation of engineering design.
Ensuring that renewables – especially wind – is as efficient and as cheap as possible means eliminating unnecessary decommissioning and preventing additional waste.
Project BreathEasy is a consortium of multiphysics FEA/CFD vendors, medical device manufacturers, engineers, and doctors from around the world who are developing digital twins of the lungs of COVID-19 patients to help doctors improve patient outcomes and optimize use of limited ventilator resources in major outbreak areas.
A safe design is determined by attaining a prescribed minimum failure probability, or satisfying performance criteria within limits of its mean and standard deviation. The need for probabilistic and stochastic analysis is driven by the requirements of norms and standards and by the practical and economic constraints placed on experimentation. Read more in this NAFEMS pamphlet.
Simulation Data Management (SDM) uses database solutions to enable users to manage structures of simulation and process data across the complete product lifecycle. SDM artifacts can be data, models, processes, documents and metadata relevant to modeling, simulation, and analysis.
Verification is the domain of mathematics and Validation is the domain of physics. Read more in this NAFEMS pamphlet.
Mathematically, a sensitivity is a partial derivative of some measure of the performance of a product, such as the aerodynamic drag or the stress at a point, with respect to a parameter representing a physical property of the product or its environment. In this context sensitivity analysis provides a measure of the effect of small perturbations, local to the initial design. Read more in this NAFEMS pamphlet.
The Functional Mock-up Interface (FMI) was developed as an international standard for systems modeling. It addresses many of the issues associated with sharing of simulation information both inside and outside the enterprise. Read more in this NAFEMS pamphlet.
As the complexity of design solutions increases it becomes difficult to define the"worst case scenario” and identify the appropriate reserve margin for any given situation. This results in situations where designs are over- or under-designed. The use of UQ techniques addresses these issues directly. Read more in this NAFEMS pamphlet.
The digitalization of our lives today is driving an ever faster-paced environment. Developing products based on skills and capability in specific engineering domains is no longer sufficient. Read more about Systems Modeling and Simulation in this pamphlet from NAFEMS.
Developing a simulation governance strategy is necessary to build and nurture modeling and simulation capabilities and a company’s confidence in those capabilities. Read more about it in this pamphlet from NAFEMS.
Liberty University Professor of Mechanical Engineering Dr. Wayne Strasser was recently asked by a company focused on the development of respiratory therapy products to aid them in their research on the spread of COVID-19. The team used Ansys simulation solutions to study the exhale of atomized droplets of saliva and mucus during respiratory therapy in a hospital room.
By modeling how inhalers deliver medication to the lungs, simulation helps medical device companies improve inhaler design and helps physicians train their patients on how to use the inhalers for greatest effect. Modeling done by Dr. Yu Feng's Computational Biofluidics and Biomechanics Laboratory at Oklahoma State University.
The medical device industry uses simulation to optimize the design of ventilators. Physics-based simulation is the most effective method to accelerate product development and ensure these devices reach those in need as quickly as possible. Modeling work performed by ARELabs.
Once a vaccine has been identified, one of the biggest challenges facing the biopharma industry is scaling up the production of the vaccine from laboratory to industrial scale. By using simulation in a virtual environment, drug companies can increase their chances of getting the scale-up process right the first time.
Decontaminating rooms and facilities – whether in preparation for patients or in places where the virus has been identified – helps contain the spread of the virus and protect the health of the vulnerable. Simulations performed by Ansys partner InSilicoTrials Technologies optimizes the decontamination process to ensure clean rooms.
Negative pressure rooms (NPRs) can help to reduce healthcare staff's exposure to the virus while attending patients. Simulation demonstrates different room designs of NPRs and enables teams to optimize the room design, inlet vent placement and blower capacity to avoid oral and nasal plumes from recirculating in the room.
Wearing a face mask correctly for an extended period can be uncomfortable and cause irritation, however, it is necessary to ensure the effectiveness of the mask.
Masks can reduce the risk of contaminating others by up to 6 times. Adjustments can be made to ensure masks are sealed properly to reduce the risk of possible exposure.
Standard social distancing guidelines are insufficient when exercising outside. Analysis by Ansys partners Bert Blocken and Fabio Malizia at TUe & KU Leuven has revealed that substantially more space is required to avoid droplets from the runner or cyclist in front of you.
Viral droplets spread quickly throughout the air. The droplets from a cough will spread to the face, neck and clothing of someone one meter away. At two meters, the risk decreases significantly because gravity pulls the carrier droplets to the ground.
The use of virtual testing has increased because of the closures of many physical testing labs due to the coronavirus pandemic. Revolution in Simulation sponsor Kinetic Vision has seen an increase in clients requesting virtual testing services using digital twins. In this article and video learn how the company's modeling and simulation teams are helping Fortune 100 customers to perform virtual testing of new products under development.
Webinar Recording - This webinar establishes a fundamental understanding of Systems Thinking as a critical complement to the reductionist design approach. We will explore the need for pervasive simulation across the entire product lifecycle as a critical tool for the design, manufacture and maintenance of tomorrow’s interconnected multidisciplinary products.
Watch this video to get an overview of how ANSYS simulation is helping medical device and pharmaceutical companies save lives by using in silico tests to safely develop innovative devices and treatment methods in virtual human laboratories. Learn how simulation leads to an incredibly high return on investment for these companies, and how regulatory agencies like the FDA are starting to allow simulation data to be used as part of a faster approval process.
ANSYS Discovery Live is a groundbreaking approach to design, allowing anyone to incorporate engineering simulation earlier into product development. Watch this video to see simulation results in real time demonstrating the design of stents, skis, wireless battery charging systems and control board covers for airplanes — a few of the unlimited applications of Discovery Live.
In this ground-breaking webinar series from NAFEMS and Revolution in Simulation, we’ll look beyond the present to the next ten years of advancements in simulation that are needed to support Systems Thinking for a Model-Based Enterprise. The series will explore how the latest technology trends and simulation methods will develop and impact our industry and society during the next decade. Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 | 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT
Independent organization expands coverage of key simulation topics as part of its mission to help democratize analysis-led design. Read Editor, Beth Stackpole's article in the March 2020 issue of Digital Engineering.
This white paper discusses how synthetic datasets for training AI can be generated in hours using the OnScale cloud simulation platform. The demonstrated approach of using synthetic datasets to train AI networks can drastically reduce cost, risk, and time for the development of new hardware technologies.
An automated approach for generation of virtual mutants and virtual screening for new catalytic activities is presented. This approach would like to be complementary and integrate theoretical approaches by designing a framework embracing different computational methods, such as docking and molecular dynamics, QM-QM/MM methods and QSAR optimization strategies.
This presentation covers: Medical Physics and Radiotherapy, Geant4 - open source simulation toolkit, modeFRONTIER and Geant4 - a software integration and result
This paper presents a novel approach in healthcare in which Discrete Event Simulation, Simulation-Based Multi-Objective Optimization and Data Mining techniques are used in combination. This methodology has been applied for a system improvement analysis in a Swedish emergency department. As a result of the project, the decision makers were provided with a range of nearly optimal solutions and design rules which reduce considerably the length of stay and waiting times for emergency department patients.
Read this article on the benefits of server-based MDO compared to desktop solutions, with some lessons learned from the AFRL EXPEDITE program!
In this Rev-Sim Guest Post, OnScale CTO, Dr. David Freed shares his views on the coming decade. Freed believes that engineering simulation will be hugely impacted by, and become inextricably entwined with, machine learning / artificial intelligence (ML/AI). Do you agree? Read all about it in this Rev-Sim Guest Post!
Traditional ways of work simply aren't any more sustainable and effective, because the still ongoing technological revolution is reshaping all products and services that have been made before, giving place to new ones, even new concepts, and work titles.
The democratization of simulation and design optimization is proving to be an increasingly important goal as enterprises realize that greater collaboration can lead to significant advancements – and ultimately position an enterprise as the innovative leader in their industry.
nTop engineers designed, analyzed and printed a fuel-cooled oil cooler using nTop Platform, ANSYS CFX and a new additive aluminum alloy developed by HRL Laboratories. This blog takes you from start to finish in the series that began in late 2019.
For many years standards for configuration management and systems engineering exist. But for realizing traceability in simulation much more details had to be clarified and specified, so that neutral/open and not vendor-proprietary solutions can be realized.
Before SPDM was implemented, the simulation process suffered from a lack of traceability, difficulty in reproducing results, no version control, a slow execution and little security. Embraer started using SPDM software called SimManager by MSC Software, the company best known for the most commercially successful version of NASTRAN (conceived at NASA), de rigueur at every established aerospace firm.
In this ground-breaking webinar series from NAFEMS and Revolution in Simulation on "Achieving Pervasive Engineering Simulation: 2020-2030," we’ll be looking beyond the present to the next ten years of advancements in simulation that are needed to support Systems Thinking for a Model Based Enterprise. The series will explore how the latest technology trends and simulation methods will develop and impact our industry and society during the next decade. The first webinar in this series on "Pervasive Systems Thinking & Simulation: Who, What, When, Where, Why & How?" will help to establish a fundamental understanding of Systems Thinking as a critical complement to the reductionist design approach. As part of the discussion, we will explore the need for pervasive simulation across the entire product lifecycle as a critical tool for the design, manufacture and maintenance of tomorrow’s interconnected multidisciplinary products
This paper presents the roadmap for the development of the new wingtip for the EMBRAER 175 aircraft, and how MultiDisciplinary Optimization (MDO) was applied on its definition and design.
Research conducted in parallel with the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL’s) Expanded Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) for Effectiveness Based Design Technologies (EXPEDITE) program is presented. Special consideration is given to detailing the design, components, and execution of a modern aircraft conceptual MDO process within the ESTECO modeFRONTIER® and VOLTA® software products.
NAFEMS Americas and Digital Engineering (DE) are teaming up (once again) to present CAASE, the Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering, June 16-18 in Indianapolis! CAASE20 will bring together the leading visionaries, developers, and practitioners of CAE-related technologies in an open forum, unlike any other, to share experiences, discuss relevant trends, discover common themes, and explore future issues.
Simulation has often been disconnected from the rest of the development process, struggling with traceability and the ability to provide meaningful feedback in a timely manner. Watch this demonstration as it shows how a user of the Aras Innovator digital thread platform can use simulation to evaluate the performance of a design as it progresses, and how the results of simulations are tied back to Requirements to do closed-loop Verification and Validation at every stage of the product lifecycle.
Engineers can now use additive manufacturing, topology optimization and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to build, shape, optimize and evaluate designs that were previously impossible to produce.
“We believe that simulation is crucial to developing tomorrow's next generation products, and that better data and process management of simulations are needed to enable the digital processes of the future that will support these products,” Peter Schroer . "We see ANSYS and the Aras partnership as a potential game changer to connect simulation to technical processes for traceability, access and reuse throughout the product lifecycle. "
NAFEMS America's Matt Ladzinski shares his vision for 2020.
Ohio Supercomputer's Dr. Alan Chalker shares his thoughts on 2020
ESRD's Dr. Ricardo Actis shares his vision for 2020
The Uber Cloud's Wolfgang Gentzsch shares his vision for 2020
EASA's Seb Dewhurst shares his thoughts on the coming year.
Multidisciplinary Optimization in Aerospace: Enable Real Change
This webinar will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of Simulation Data Management for practitioners and managers. It will serve as an introduction to those new to the technology of SPDM. It will also summarise the state of the art based on the proceedings of the NAFEMS European SPDM conference of December 2018. It will provide a foundation for delegates intending to attend the upcoming NAFEMS International SPDM conference and World Congress.
The true cost of deploying and maintaining a digital twin is in collecting and analyzing the data. The data gives life to static 3D models.
Beyond CAE's Dr. Dennis Nagy shares his prediction for Digital Twins in the coming year.
Altair's James Dagg and Sam Mahalingam share their thoughts for 2020 relative to simulation and cloud computing.
“SPDM platforms will be crucial to realizing the true potential of PLM, digital threads and digital twins, and enable collaborations with other corporate platforms, such as ERP, MES and MRO to realize Industry 4.0 concepts in the next step,” says Marc Halpern
Simulation Process and Data Management is the answer to boosting analyst productivity
In response to on-going customer demand, Aras is pursuing an open, flexible strategy for SPDM, allowing organizations to manage simulation at scale, accommodate a diversity of toolsets and include spreadsheets and custom applications.
"Although analytical twins have existed for a while, this evolution of simulation-based models that lead to the creation of digital twins is really transforming manufacturing, as product designs become more customized, unique and intricate by nature."
“Collaborating with ANSYS to create an advanced IoT digital twins framework provides our customers with an unprecedented understanding of their deployed assets’ performance by leveraging physics and simulation-based analytics.” — Sam George, corporate vice president of Azure IoT, Microsoft
Bentley Systems conference focuses on infrastructure uses of digital twins.
Wolfgang Gentzsch, president and co-founder of the UberCloud and Rev-Sim Moderator shares his thoughts on the coming years in this MCADCafe article.
VCollab Co-Founder & CEO, Prasad Mandava writes that simulation’s potential to improve product quality and profitability is being held back by a lack of automation in post-processing and results reporting. Learn how to recapture this lost opportunity.
Fast and Cost-Effective Compressor Map Generation using Cloud-Based CFD
Higher complexity doesn't imply higher cost
Creating complex geometry simply and mixing lattice structures with easy in nTop Platform.
Software solutions like nTop Platform enable engineers to design medical implants that are biologically-relevant and optimized for osseointegration.
Learn how nTopology's generative design software, nTop Platform, allows engineers to automate workflows, optimize designs, and go right to manufacturing.
Complex modeling operations, often seen as risky or fragile in traditional CAD software, do not fail in nTop Platform. Because of automation, things like large scale fillet operations can be condensed to a property or variable as part of a separate modeling operation.
Everyone wants lighter parts, be it for quicker cars, cheaper air travel, or simply bragging rights at your next group bike ride. But it's often difficult to know where to start, with the endless combinations of materials, processes, and design tools available today. Here's a list of 5 techniques to get you started on putting your parts on a diet.
TotalSim US: Truck Add-On Predictor
Virtual Testing of Severe Service Control Valve with Autodesk CFD in the AWS Cloud
Afton Chemical Corporation HPC Case Study: Fluid Performance
Simulation is a good choice to find the best frequency to heat the step properly.