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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 4 – Greenlight Optics

    A RevSim virtual coffee break short video featuring a Greenlight Optics Case Study.

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    Through the Ohio Supercomputer Center Greenlight Optics was able to model thermal properties involved in producing an injection-molded lens used for collimating LED light.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 3 – ANSYS for Bioreactors

    A RevSim virtual coffee break short video highlighting the virtual modeling and simulation of pharmaceutical production tank mixers by ANSYS.

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    A RevSim (RevolutioninSimulation.com) virtual coffee break short video highlighting the virtual modeling and simulation of pharmaceutical production tank mixers by ANSYS as an example industrial case study showcasing the democratization of HPC services and resources for everyday business purposes.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Part 2 – BWAY Buckets

    Case study showcasing the democratization of HPC services and resources for everyday business purposes.

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    A RevSim (RevolutioninSimulation.com) virtual coffee break short video highlighting the virtual modeling and simulation of plastic buckets by BWAY as an example industrial case study showcasing the democratization of HPC services and resources for everyday business purposes.

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  • Rev-Sim Coffee Break Webinar Series. Part 1: Introduction

    Rev-Sim Coffee Break Webinar Series.  HPC (High Performance Computing) Part 1: Series Introduction

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    An overview of the new RevSim (RevolutioninSimulation.com) virtual coffee break series of short videos that will each highlight an example industrial case study illustrating the accessibility, availability, and capabilities (e.g. democratization) of HPC services and resources for researchers and engineers.

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  • Shaping up to Hover and Fly

    A case study highlighting how the Italian Aerospace Research Centre uses Optimus to explore innovative tiltrotor aerodynamic design concepts.

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    The Italian Aerospace Research Center, uses Optimus to explore innovative tiltrotor aerodynamic design concepts. Tiltrotor aircraft hold the potential to combine the vertical lift capability of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft.

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  • Improving Blood Circulation

    Optimus identifies best shape for patient-specific coronary stents

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    Optimus design optimization software integrates mesh morphing (using Sculptor) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations (using ANSYS Fluent) into an automated, repeatable process – speeding up the entire simulation campaign by a factor of 10. CFD simulations are used to model the complex fluid dynamics induced by the stenosis (narrowed section of the artery) in its proximal (upstream) and distal (downstream) regions, to investigate innovative ways to improve local blood circulation.

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  • Taking Wing

    Optimus helped Fuji Heavy Industries realize 1.2% reduction in aircraft takeoff weight

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    Wingtip devices are intended to reduce aircraft drag through partial recovery of the tip vortex energy. Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) used Optimus to automate and couple FEM and CFD simulations to identify optimized winglet design configurations offering operational and environmental benefits.

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  • Sliding to the Faster Finish

    A case study on aerodynamics optimization of a bobsled.

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    The Shitamachi bobsled project is an engineering collaboration between Tokyo University and 40 design & manufacturing companies in the Tokyo region. The team of engineers first modeled a two-man bobsleigh design in CATIA, and used SC/Tetra to perform a CFD analysis.

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  • Glanzner Dynamics Reduced Their Need for Physical Prototyping by 90%

    Glanzner Dynamics is a small design company based in Einhausen, Germany. They are improving HVAC duct dystem through cloud-based simulation from SimScale.

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    Ductwork plays a crucial role when it comes to controlling the delivery and removal of air in both residential and industrial buildings. In the past, simplified analytical models were used to predict the flow profile of a complete duct system. In contrast, nowadays fluid flow simulation (CFD) technology delivers three-dimensional insights into the whole flow field and takes into account all physical effects, as well as the full geometry of the object.

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  • Rimac’s Journey Towards Full Vehicle System Simulation

    Rimac, a Croatia-based automotive technology powerhouse, needed a more efficient and flexible way to evaluate multi-physics powertrain systems.

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    This case study details how Rimac used Modelon’s simulation and modeling solutions, such as the Modelon Electrification Library, to meet their electric modeling, battery modeling, and full vehicle system simulation needs.

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  • BellaSeno used SimScale to maximize fluid flow through its high-end 3D printed implants Senella®

    Success story featuring BellaSeno – a preclinical stage medical device startup aiming to introduce a new generation of absorbable implants for breast reconstruction.

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    The technological success of the Senella® platform depends upon efficient vascularisation of the porous space within the implant volume such that the infiltrating tissue is adequately nourished.

    Due to this, it is very important that the pore architecture of the implant is designed to maximise fluid flow (and maximize fluid contact with the implant surfaces).

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  • The Growing Acceptance of CAE

    Simulation is being used for lawsuits in court, treating schizophrenia, use in middle school education and in deep learning.

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    With the following four UberCloud case studies we are demonstrating the growing acceptance of computer-aided engineering (CAE), especially in new user communities and application areas. Major reasons for this trend are continuous improvements in user-friendly CAE software, the ongoing price/performance improvement in high-performance computing (HPC), and easy and affordable access to powerful computing in the cloud.

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  • Deep Learning for Fluid Flow Prediction in the Cloud

    UberCloud project #211 on Deep Learning for Fluid Flow Prediction in the Advania Cloud has been performed solely for educational purposes, for our wider engineering community.

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    CFD is demanding both in terms of computing power and simulation time. Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) can learn complex dependencies between high-dimensional variables. In this UberCloud case study, the goal of the approach is to apply an ANN to solve fluid flow problems to significantly decrease time-to-solution while preserving much of the accuracy of a traditional CFD solver.

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  • Ninth Graders Tap HPC in the Cloud to Design Flying Boats

    9th-grade students in Norway designed flying boats in ANSYS Discovery Live, 3D-printed them, and ‘crowned’ their 3-month tech course with a final competition for the best flying boat.

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    This UberCloud project #208 has been performed by a class of 9th-grade middle-school students in Norway, supported by their physics teacher, ANSYS channel partner EDRMedeso, and HPC Cloud service provider UberCloud. On Microsoft’s Azure Cloud they used ANSYS Discovery Live which provides real-time 3D simulation, tightly coupled with geometry modeling, to enable interactive design exploration and rapid product innovation.

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  • HPC in Personalized Non-invasive Clinical Treatment of Schizophrenia and Parkinson’s

    India’s National Institute of Health was able for schizophrenia to replace highly risky brain-invasive operations with an innovative technique of non-invasive low-risk treatment based on CAE.

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    This UberCloud use case #200 describes how India’s National Institute of Health was able for schizophrenia – and potentially Parkinson’s disease, depression, and other brain disorders – to replace the current highly risky procedure of brain-invasive operations with an innovative technique of non-invasive low-risk treatment based on CAE that is also significantly more affordable.

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  • Paving the Way for Rapid Simulation Results

    Material Transfer Vehicle (MTV) manufacturer, Astec Industries, finds smooth roads with ANSYS.

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    Roadtec, Inc. manufactures material transfer vehicles (MTVs) that enable nonstop, noncontact road paving. The MTVs are delivered to job sites on flatbed trucks that can reach speeds of 70 mph. Depending on the flatbed operator, the MTVs may be loaded facing forward or backward. To design a safety restraint system that would protect both front- and back-facing MTVs, engineers had to model the airflow patterns associated with both configurations.
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  • Rossignol has a team of engineers that work with skiers, designers and others to create new products. Of course, time to market is critical for them in terms of the ski season.

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    With ANSYS Discovery they realized that their engineers could assess changes in real-time and discuss them with the other team members to rapidly explore designs. What was previously a longer and more individual exercise became collaborative not just among engineers, but with every team member benefiting from simulation insight. The engineers could literally capture feedback from the skiers as they came off the slopes and Discovery gave them a joint language to explore product performance

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  • Simulation Sheds Light on Building Dispute

    PBBL Law Offices in Las Vegas/Orlando approached UberCloud and Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics asking for HPC support in a lawsuit dealing with a twin tower residential condominium.

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    This case study details the growing acceptance of High Performance Computing especially in new user communities and application areas. Major reasons for this trend are the ongoing improvements in user-friendly simulation software, the continuous performance improvement of HPC servers, and the easy and affordable access to HPC resources in the cloud.

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  • Fit for Purpose App at ZF & TRW Automotive

    Learn how a Pitman Arm Smart Generator process was reduced from 2 weeks down to only a few hours with a fit for purpose app.

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    ZF and TRW Automotive worked with Front End Analytics and EASA to have fit for purpose app developed for a Pitman Arm Smart Generator, allowing users to confidently create new designs with any web browser in minutes!

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  • Zhongli Corporation

    Automotive supplier, Zhongli Corporation,  sought to improve time to market by leveraging simulation more broadly.

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    Zhongli manufacturers engine mounts, chassis shock absorbers, chassis modules, interior/exterior plastic parts and PU products.  Simulation Applications (SimApps) from Comet Solutions are helping Zhongli accelerate productivity and innovation by Democratizing Simulation.

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  • Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries

    One of the world’s leading heavy equipment manufacturers, Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) was in need of tools to improve communication and simulation.

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    Challenges: Software barriers (Different models, Non-inherent data, Manual data transfer) and Designers didn’t have the expertise needed to perform simulations.

    Solution:  Democratized Simulation through intelligent simulation applications (Comet SimApps).

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  • Implementing Rules-Based Simulation Automation for Democratizing Automotive Wheel Design

    CAE Engineers Tim Hood and Jeromy Elder present the Goal, Challenges and Successes of Democratizing Simulation at Superior Industries.

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    Implementation Goals:

    Reduce the time required to clean up CAD geometry and generate a precise FEA mesh based on known criteria. The current average time for geometry cleanup and mesh creation is more than eight hours. For complex asymmetric wheels, this time can be sixteen hours. It is desired to reduce this time to less than four hours

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  • Wind ITO Fulfillment Center: Capturing Proprietary Processes for Wind Farm Siting Analysis

    Democratizing Simulation at General Electric Global and General Electric Renewables wind farm engineering.

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    Program Advantages:

    – Automates multiple sequential or parallel siting analyses, where each analysis may itself execute multiple steps.

    – Provides the flexibility to define the workflow and the set of steps that form the analysis, as well as the dependencies among them.

    – Serves as a corporate knowledge base while providing automated reporting & searching of previous analyses.

    – Provides the same simplified user experience and global access to the entire wind farm engineering team and the sales organization

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  • Analysis Template Development at NASA Langley

    Achieving safe, robust, and feasible Democratization at NASA Langley Research Center.

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    From the CAASE 18 conference, this presentation outlines NASA Langley’s Democratized Simulation implementation and how challenges were overcome with intelligent templates.

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