With more than 30% of all deaths attributed to cardiovascular disease, the healthcare industry invests massively in disease prevention, treatment, and efforts to shorten the recovery period. But the extensive in vitro and in vivo testing required to ensure patient safety inevitably slows down cardiovascular device innovation.
With a growing concern to prevent head injuries, an initiative was launched to create helmets better equipped to sustain impact from varying angles. Rising to the task, a Canadian-based group of innovators formed KOLLIDE to meet this challenge using Ansys’ industry-leading simulation solutions.
Aircraft radar altimeters can be sensitive to interference. This makes it possible for an altimeter to issue erroneous readings. In addition, these systems are coupled to automated landing and takeoff systems which can cause flight controls to engage automatic safety actions that may endanger passenger safety. Read how simulation is being used to address these issues.
Are we living in a simulated reality? That’s a question many people have asked with varying degrees of seriousness since the first installment of The Matrix series of movies made its debut 22 years ago. With the fourth installment premiering later this month, it's bound to renew the topic of debate among barstool philosophers, serious academics, and perhaps at least one multi-billionaire technology innovator.
Fully coupled EM simulation of the largest and most complex systems with the new HFSS Mesh Fusion technology in Ansys HFSS 2021 provides best-in-class parallel meshing technology, enabling fast simulation of large electromagnetic systems. You can learn more about how the solution works in this video.
Digital convergence is enabling industries to make the most of the data they collect to inform decisions at every stage of the product life cycle, connect information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT), and capitalize on new business models. Where does simulation engineering fit in the broader digital convergence discussion?
Leading its second day of panels at IEEE, Prith Banerjee, Chief Technology Officer at Ansys, delivered a keynote presentation that featured Ansys’ long-term strategies to enable simulation-based product innovation across industries.
PTC’s Brian Thompson and Ansys’ Mark Hindsbo delve into the finding of a three-year Ansys-sponsored study quantifying the return on Investment in Simulation-Led Design Exploration and explore the role of simulation software in the product development process to drive and quicken digital transformation. View this white paper to learn more.
A typical day in the life of a simulation engineer involves data gathering data, referencing historical data, pre-processing the models, solving the simulation problem either locally or via high-performance computing (HPC), post-processing the results, generating reports and archiving data. The process and the level of interaction quickly get complex as more tools, physics and multiple teams are involved.
To beat the competition in the electric vehicle market automakers are focused on ensuring EV powertrains are efficient to design, manufacture and operate. As they race forward with EV development, engineers are increasingly using simulation to leverage the potential of holistically optimizing the powertrain with a systems engineering approach.
While autonomy represents an incredibly complex engineering challenge spanning multiple functions, perception systems play a foundational role. Automotive autonomy is only possible if the sensors mounted on the car accurately gather information about the surrounding environment and transmit that data to other systems — such as steering and braking — to trigger an appropriate, safe response.
Like other product design engineers, medical device engineers need to know the traditional mechanical properties of a material they plan to use to ensure it’s up to the task. But that’s not enough. They also need to know how the body will react to the device and how the device will react to the body.
To conduct a CAE simulation, there are three important steps to an analysis: pre-processing, solving and post-processing. This post discusses the FEA pre-processing step, specifically the importance of a good quality mesh.
Renowned researcher Bert Blocken, Ph.D., was recently recognized by Engineering.com alongside other pioneering minds, such as Elon Musk and Ansys CEO Ajei Gopal, for his groundbreaking academic research activities in computational fluid dynamics, wall function development and analysis of basic flow phenomena.
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.
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.