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.
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.
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.
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. "
Coupling in-house Finite Element code with Ansys Fluent
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.
ANSYS Cloud delivers on-demand cloud HPC access within the ANSYS portfolio to democratize simulation.
Rev-Sim Coffee Break Series: Democratizing High Performance Computing – Air Bag Simulation with ANSYS LS-DYNA
Discovery Live, powered by NVIDIA GPU, can simulate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations much faster than traditional simulation software.
A RevSim virtual coffee break short video highlighting the virtual modeling and simulation of pharmaceutical production tank mixers by ANSYS.
The democratization of design software is a trend that makes engineering tools accessible to new users through improved user interfaces (UI) and access.
ANSYS is changing the game for Rossignol
Discovery Live Paves the Way for Rapid Simulation Results
Interactive simulation tool provides near real-time feedback.
ANSYS white paper: Anticipating the Next Revolution in Engineering Simulation
The user experience also must be as easy as Minecraft or Excel™. Thanks to the ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim direct modeling technology and more than 45 years of encapsulating smart choices into the simulation experience, Discovery Live can meet this challenge.
Understanding the value of conducting analysis during concept and detailed design.