The performance of an asphalt plant depends upon the interaction of many different processes. Astec has made substantial improvements in its ability to accurately simulate these different processes, generating large quantities of disparate data whose impact on the design issues at hand is often difficult to understand.
Brazil’s vast interior areas are so sparsely settled that conventional fiber optic cabling is often not economical. Wireless internet service providers (WISPs) are racing to erect towers to provide internet access to rural residents. Jet Towers used Ansys AIM simulation software to design a line of truss tower modules that makes it possible for the company to build and install wireless towers in only one week, one-fifth the time required by conventional methods.