This issue of Ansys Advantage describes how organizations around the world are using explicit dynamics, automated design analysis, additive manufacturing and materials data to develop cutting-edge products more efficiently.
The key to developing reliable electric drives is creating a best-practice workflow that incorporates model-based systems engineering and embedded software simulation.
Powerful coupled-physics simulation tools solve demanding applications in a wide range of industries.
Multiphysics simulation helps a global company design better electrical products.
Exhaust gas recovery (EGR) coolers represent a very difficult design challenge, primarily because multiple physics are involved in evaluating their performance under thermomechanical cyclic loading. Using conventional simulation tools to simulate this condition requires a time-consuming manual or script-driven process to map data between simulation tools. Ansys provides a complete suite of multiphysics simulation tools integrated together in the Ansys Workbench environment that makes it possible to simulate the full range of EGR cooler operating conditions while data are seamlessly moved from one tool to the next.
Keeping a smartphone from overheating is becoming more challenging as increasing numbers of transistors and devices are made to fit into a small, sleek design. Qualcomm engineers have developed a way to use simulation to create a smaller model of the power sources in a smartphone. This model can be solved in a fraction of the time of a full thermal analysis, so that they can look at more operating scenarios. The goal is to create a dynamic power management strategy to selectively direct power where it is needed and keep temperatures down.