Democratizing HPC – Part 8: Welding Simulation
Digital Engineering's Beth Stackpole recaps the AweSim initiative.
Developing efficient processes to gain critical information to test aerodynamics and analyze racing behavior on various tracks keeps NASCAR ahead of the curve.
By using high performance computing to process these large data models, First Solar is able to continue innovating in advanced technologies that lower electric costs, increase energy yield and provide stable and reliable grid integration. Through First Solar’s research and development, their large-scale solar farms can deliver energy to utilities at prices that are lower than fossil fuels.
Jeco Plastic Products is a small custom-mold manufacturer of high-tolerance products with a customer base that includes large U.S. and
international original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the automotive, aerospace, printing and defense industries. When faced with a very difficult situation in its ability to quickly change a product design for a major large German automotive OEM, Jeco needed to upgrade its modeling and simulation from tedious physical testing to a quicker, HPC-based strategy.
Drive a car not originally built for racing around an oval track at 200 mph for a couple hours and you begin to understand why stock car drivers want the latest and greatest information on how their car will handle in close traffic on a banked curve. Traditionally, engineers in NASCAR relied on wind-tunnel and track testing. But in recent
years, NASCAR began looking for an alternative.
Clippard Instrument Laboratory, a community-oriented company near Cincinnati, specializes in miniature pneumatics. So, when the team encountered a proportional valve that was not delivering consistent performance, they knew they needed to take a closer look at the valve components and design.
Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus (Emc²) and its partners developed a cloud-based tool called Virtual Fabrication Technology (VFT) that simulates welding processes employed in the manufacture of metallic products.
Greenlight sought to improve molding processes for plastic optics that were traditionally made of glass.