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.
The Surface Impedance approach enables simulation of high frequency induction heating in few minutes, without building a huge mesh. Induced heat in a steel strip is accurately calculated in 10 minutes for 300 kHz, while traditional FEM simulation takes about 10 hours.
Heating of the 10 cm 45 teeth gear up to the austenitization temperature performed with overnight simulation, taking into account changes of magnetic properties over Curie temperature. You can get hardening profile without cutting the gear and optimise frequency within in a couple of days.
1h simulation allows to test performance of a new-designed coil virtually, saving time and money for building it.
Making product development seamless and efficient across disciplinary boundaries requires blurring the lines between systems modeling, design, and analysis, while capturing a complete, accurate, traceable, and configuration-managed digital record of the product’s definition as it evolves—a complete Digital Thread of product data. Download this article from Digital Engineering.
The idea of simulation governance is easy to understand: The application of numerical simulation technology must be properly governed in every organization. In this article, ESRD Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Barna Szabó explains that the responsibility for simulation governance rests with board-level executives. They exercise this responsibility through setting the goals, objectives and metrics to ensure that the economic value of numerical simulation is positive.
ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems ) and AD (Autonomous Driving) systems are the next big frontier for automotive companies. The challenge lays in finding the right balance between minimizing the number of accidents and casualties while maximizing the comfort of traveling in complex conditions.
Experts, non-experts, companies, associations, and volunteers are coming together to create a public resource portal that supports advanced simulation across product development teams.
Coupling in-house Finite Element code with Ansys Fluent
Boosted by new, easier to use tools and more readily available computer resources, simulation technology is increasingly used more frequently and earlier in the design process, and by a wider array of professionals.
Let's discuss the importance of keeping your digital twins in sync with real products. Models so accurate they’re a digital twin of the product you’re creating can help you throughout the design and development process. 1D models can help you determine the best architecture for your multi-physics system, 3D models can help you design into the details, and testing can help you improve modelling realism. Combining all the three technologies gives you the highest possible accuracy while making design decisions. But in today’s world the design job isn’t done when you ship. You have to be able to take feedback, track how products are used – with detailed data coming from the increasing numbers of sensors in modern devices – and then use that to support, maintain and improve the products you have out in the market, as well as incorporating all that information into your next generation. That means keeping your digital twins in sync with the real products, even once they’re in customers’ hands.
How can food and beverage companies use the digital twin and industrial IoT to dramatically improve production performance? This eBook shares the value of the digital twin and IIoT for companies that produce food and consumer packaged goods. Then, it shares some practical examples and advice to get started down the path to streamline R&D and new product development, optimize production plans, increase performance, gain production intelligence, improve quality, and compete as an integrated supply chain.
In a commissioned study of IoT decision makers conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Siemens in May 2019, respondents of varied IoT maturity levels recognized that digital twins can continuously improve their product offerings and improve product quality.
Karen Willcox is a leading aerospace researcher and expert in simulation-based engineering who specializes in the aerospace industry. Her work on simplified simulation models has made it possible to accelerate the development and design of complex systems.
Innovation and new technology applications are being established as part of core business management tools and are starting to appear in the area of managing M&A. When M&A is announced, organisations are committing to buy an asset or asset groups – at which point a due diligence effort is usually conducted to establish the actual state of the asset. Digital Twins have shown significant promise for the management of assets, and could also be transformational in the M&A process to qualify the quality of the assets.
PREVIOUS WEBINAR AVAILABLE ON DEMAND The phrase “digital twin” has become the be-all-and-end-all of manufacturing buzzwords, stirring up Utopian views on what it can do for predictive maintenance, simulation and more. But how is a digital twin different from a 3D CAD product model? Can it ever live up to its full potential? Is anyone really making use of digital twins? In this LIVE webcast, DE challenges panelists to discuss: a no-nonsense definition of digital twins; the types of products that make sense as digital twins; real-world examples of digital twins in operation.
Digital twins are virtual representations of physical products. They have the ability to unlock value and optimization throughout a product’s lifecycle. By leveraging real-world data from IIoT-connected product and physics-based simulations, digital twins can better inform and predict product performance. This enables users to develop new designs, operations and controls to optimize performance, reduce downtime and enable service-based products — often without the customer needing to upgrade hardware. The technology to get an IIoT digital twin running is available, however, many organizations are having a hard time implementing and connecting all of the digital, physical and data assets together. With the help of ANSYS Twin Builder and PTC ThingWorx, engineers can simplify the creation of digital twins using physics-based simulations.
For industry and the internet of things (#IoT), digital twins, offering virtual representations of real-world products will be the innovation backbone of the future. Entire systems can be simulated and tested long before a physical prototype has been built. Even operation of existing systems can be further optimized using a #DigitalTwin. Imagine the extraordinary possibilities merging them with artificial intelligence (#AI). Industry experts for digital twins are already using all these possibilities in concrete applications. Siemens Stories on Digital Twin: https://sie.ag/2FSldHZ Make use of it: https://sie.ag/2XcV2q8
Karen Willcox is a leading aerospace researcher and expert in simulation-based engineering who specializes in the aerospace industry. Her work on simplified simulation models has made it possible to accelerate the development and design of complex systems. Karen E. Willcox is Director of the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences and a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, at the University of Texas at Austin. She holds the W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr. Chair in Simulation-Based Engineering and Sciences and the Peter O'Donnell, Jr. Centennial Chair in Computing Systems. Prior to joining the Oden Institute in 2018, she spent 17 years as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she served as Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the founding Co-Director of the MIT Center for Computational Engineering, and the Associate Head of the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.
Exploring how digital twins are shaping our digital fabric and engineering future.
At the center of the "Simulation and Digital Twins" colloquium was the question of how to better monitor processes and plants using digital twins, and how simulations offer completely new possibilities for 3D production.
Industrial research requires simulation experts with a passion for digital twins. In the race to innovate, their enthusiasm makes the crucial difference.
From RevSim sponsor PLM Alliances' principal Rich McFall comes this excellent CMSights Blog: In this month’s CMsights we asked Configuration Management practitioner, standards influencer, trainer, and author Kim Robertson to help us distill all the hype about digital twins and digital threads so we can understand their impact on as-maintained configuration management for long-life aerospace & defense equipment. Kim Robertson has over 39 years of experience in the A&D sector and is a co-author of “Configuration Management: Theory, Practice and Application” which is being used as the text for a graduate level course in C&DM at the Technical University of Eindhoven. He holds a CMPIC Configuration Management Principles and Implementation certification and is a National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Certified Configuration Data Manager (CCDM). Kim is a member of the SAE International G-33 committee for CM Standards and worked on Revision C of SAE/EIA-649.
Manned diving operations are a necessary part of maintaining offshore oil and gas assets, but also a very costly and dangerous process. With new technological developments such as Digital Twins, could a future where divers no longer have to work on offshore rigs be in sight? Umar Ali explores the potential of ‘zero dive.’
BECOMING A PREDICTIVE DIGITALLY ENABLED COMPANY”, presented by Front End Analytics, reveals how FEA’s Predictive Analytics 3.0, deployed using EASA, is enabling the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and digital twins for next generation simulation and modeling.
For industry and the internet of things (#IoT), digital twins, offering virtual representations of real-world products will be the innovation backbone of the future. Entire systems can be simulated and tested long before a physical prototype has been built. Even operation of existing systems can be further optimized using a #DigitalTwin. Imagine the extraordinary possibilities merging them with artificial intelligence (#AI). Industry experts for digital twins are already using all these possibilities in concrete applications.
HPC Case Study Valve Design: Clippard Instrument Laboratory had a proportional valve that was not delivering consistent performance. See how Democratizing HPC was able to help.
EASA's Sebastian Dewhurst discusses how much faster the learning process would be if an algorithm "knew". There would be far fewer failures early on, and far less data would be required.
Learn why it is essential that Sim Apps implement Numerical Simulation technologies which enable the practice of Sim Gov in order for the vision of democratization of simulations to be realized, as well as why it is important for engineering managers to get on the Sim Gov train sooner rather than later.
Democratizing High Performance Computing: North Sea Asset Life Extension: Assessing Impacts on Helicopter Operations
Democratizing HPC Case Study: Transmission Simulation
Presented at NAFEMS World Congress 2019 - A tool-agnostic, unified, requirements-driven, systems-centric data model is required to best capture data for simulation and SPDM. This paper presents case studies to illustrate the benefits of this approach for representing and managing the simulation data and automating complex multi-fidelity, multidisciplinary simulations that include dynamic controls software.
Case Study: Gas Liquid Two-Phase Flow Application - Evaluation of gas rate due to liquid flow in energy plant liquid storage facility
GPU-powered simulation advances democratization of simulation.
Developing efficient processes to gain critical information to test aerodynamics and analyze racing behavior on various tracks keeps NASCAR ahead of the curve.
Our third installment details application options and look at some of the solution providers who are helping companies implement the processes and tools to more fully leverage engineering simulation.
In this Blog post, Pointwise President, John Chawner shares the company's work to automatically generate an unstructured or hybrid mesh on and around virtually any geometry model.
Watch and download the presentation given by Steve Karman, Pointwise, Inc. at the Pointwise User Group Meeting about how Pointwise used custom Glyph scripts to automatically generate high-quality unstructured meshes for Engineering Sketch Pad (ESP) geometries, saving time and freeing users from repetitive and tedious tasks.
Technical Paper presented at AIAA SciTech 2019 describes a process that automatically creates unstructured meshes from water-tight geometry input using Glyph scripting. Utilizing this process, one can reduce meshing time by up to 90% and manual input from hours to minutes.
The phrase “digital twin” has become quite the manufacturing buzzword, stirring up Utopian views on what it can do for predictive maintenance, simulation and more. But how is it different from a 3D CAD product model? Can it ever live up to its full potential? In this LIVE webcast, DE engages expert panelists to discuss the topic.
Democratizing HPC Case Study: CFD Analysis of a V6 Intake Manifold with STAR-CCM+
Simulation and analysis (S&A) has traditionally been a complex undertaking handled by a small community of CAE simulation experts. They typically work on complex problems and the specialized simulation software they use reflects that intricacy.
Many of today's PLM solutions are notably not focused on enhancing functionality to support engineering, instead focusing on capabilities for other aspects of this business. In this video, we talk about how Aras has invested in simulation and system engineering capabilities for Innovator.
ESTECO President, Carlo Poloni shares some ingredients that have proven to be essential for effective decision making in the digital world.
From Engineering.com - Verdi Ogewell posted on February 06, 2019
Configurable safety relays help prevent injuries and damage in factory automation systems by cutting off electrical power in response to data received from sensors. When a safety relay fails, the production line must be halted until the relay can be repaired or replaced, resulting in expensive downtime.
Ohio Supercomputer Center Case Study on Pallet Design
Digital Engineering Editor, Jamie Gooch writes how configuration management, system thinking and sustainable transformation guide Aras expansion.
The oil and gas industry is always searching for ways to produce energy at lower costs. To achieve this goal, the industry can apply oil and gas digital twins to various industrial equipment. Physics-based digital twins provide prognostics and health management which enables system optimization and predictive maintenance.
Case Study – Dielectric Heating of an Insulated Block
Design World Magazine, April 2019: Through the process of “democratization” organizations can safely put the power of engineering simulation into the hands of those who are not experts in using CAE software, including product designers, new engineers and even those in technical sales and customer support.