By designing a tree-like wind power generator with steel branches and plastic leaves, New Wind has created an aesthetically pleasing alternative energy source for urban environments, bringing energy generation closer to people.
Offshore oil and gas production relies on subsea, fixed platforms. In many deep-water projects in remote field locations, floating production storage and offloading (FPSOs) vessels are used. One challenge in harsh operating conditions is rough sea conditions.
The design of many products is complicated by conflicting design objectives. For example, minimizing pressure drop for heat recovery steam generator inlets also requires maintaining uniform flow velocity at the entry to the boiler. KeelWit engineers developed an optimization algorithm that was applied by leveraging ANSYS ACT to manage trade-offs and reduce pressure drop by up to 25 percent across two families of boilers. This substantially improved performance.
The University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University have teamed up with the Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy and others to develop novel high-frequency, magnetic nanocomposite materials for power applications with material performance proven by ANSYS simulation.