Simulation has long been an integral part of the product development process; it greatly improves product performance, reduces development costs, and gets the product to market much more quickly. The technologies that underpin the Internet of Things now make it possible to go a step further by integrating simulation with products as they exist and operate in the real world. This opens up a whole new era in value creation for companies to optimize operations and maintenance, as well as further accelerate the new-product development process. Ansys worked with PTC, Flowserve, National Instruments and HPE to demonstrate this, showing how a simulation model of an operating pump can diagnose and solve operating problems faster than was ever possible before.
Up to 80 percent of the cost of a product’s development is determined by decisions made early in the design process. Digital exploration, or upfront simulation, is the best way to investigate thousands of design options before product costs are locked in. With its widely adopted simulation platform, ANSYS enables every member of the product development team to participate in digital exploration. The result is more innovative products, faster time-to-market and lower development costs.
A small engineering team designed, verified, generated and integrated 125,000 lines of code to control an unmanned aerial system using ANSYS SCADE in one-third the time required had the code been written in C.
Bruno Darboux, vice president of Systems General Engineering for Airbus, and Pascal Gendre, senior expert, Modeling and Simulation for Airbus, explains how the aerospace giant uses simulation to manage and integrate the increasingly complex, distributed smart systems that comprise the modern jet aircraft.