Materials & Chemical Processing

June 19, 2020

Steerable Drill Strings Downhole Tools

Drilling and downhole tools must be designed for maximum reliability. As downhole pressures and temperatures increase — along with drill lengths — tool performance must be optimized for precise positioning and control, designed to operate in more corrosive environments at high pressure and high temperature, and be able to withstand fatigue, vibration and thermal stresses.
June 19, 2020

Sensors and Logging Tools

During drilling activities, useful information can be extracted from the formation to help gather information about porosity, permeability and rock characteristics — leading to better characterization of the reservoir to support faster, more efficient drilling and better production. Measurement while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD) tools have helped to increase yields and profitability.
June 19, 2020

Drilling Rigs

Onshore and offshore drilling rigs represent systems with many components. These systems must work reliably and continuously in harsh or remote settings, while protecting the crew members on-board.
June 12, 2020

Harmonic Analysis Speeds Solutions for Challenging Transient Blade Row Problems – Application Brief

June 10, 2020

Model Company – Article – Ansys Advantage – V6 I1

An award-winning consulting firm uses simulation to help small companies — and themselves — grow.
June 10, 2020

Improving Film Die Uniformity – Article – Ansys Advantage – V6 I1

Optimization using engineering simulation helps to improve film die uniformity by 13 percent while reducing pressure drop.
June 10, 2020

Reducing Material Costs – Article – Ansys Advantage – V6 I3

R&D reduced material costs for a water container by 10 percent while maintaining product integrity.
June 10, 2020

Cutting Extrusion Die Design Costs – Article – Ansys Advantage – V4 I2

By reducing the number of trial-and-error prototypes, simulation can save hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in designing PVC extrusion dies.
June 10, 2020

Overset Mesh Can Simplify and Speed Simulations with Moving Parts – Application Brief

A common difficulty in simulating complex fluid flow problems is that some geometries can not be well-represented using a single, contiguous mesh. In many cases, different geometrical features are best represented by different mesh types. Preparing this mesh can be time consuming and complicated. Additionally, the large, poorly structured meshes that result can take excessive time to solve and can result in reduced accuracy.