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.
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.
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.
Machining expensive corrosion-resistant materials is tough on the cutting equipment. Researchers at the Technical University of Dortmund used fluid flow and structural analysis tools from Ansys to analyze process coolant flow distribution and achieve longer tool life.
Lucid’s new luxury-class electric vehicle (EV) is designed to compete with the leaders in the high-end EV market. Lucid engineers extensively leveraged Ansys multiphysics simulation software to improve the operation of most of the vehicle’s subsystems by accounting for a wide range of performance factors to create a digital prototype. The use of a consolidated engineering simulation platform was critical to facilitate cooperation across the many different engineering disciplines on the design team, resulting in a wide range of performance improvements — both for the car and the engineering team.
The Ansys integrated turbomachinery design platform enabled a rotating machinery company to design a centrifugal compressor with a potential for 2 to 5 percent energy savings during wastewater treatment operations. In addition, the company was able to reduce costs and design time in developing a next-generation product.