Turbochargers are increasingly used in automotive applications to downsize engine capacity to achieve lower emissions without compromising the driver’s perception of performance and transient response. The challenges for turbocharger designers are to achieve higher compressor and turbine efficiency with broader operating range and minimal inertia while complying with package size limitations and cost constraints. A successful design process makes appropriate use of multiple levels of highly iterative analysis, from simple 1-D and 2-D analyses through highly sophisticated, transient, multiphysics 3-D simulation, in developing a new compressor.
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.
In today’s globally competitive marketplace, it’s very difficult to imagine developing a competitive rotating machinery product without the benefit of simulation. Many rotating machinery companies were early adopters of simulation and played a significant role in shaping software development to their needs and validating it for their applications. The unequaled depth and unparalleled breadth of the Ansys TurboSystem enable engineers to identify, diagnose, and overcome even the most complex design problems in order to maximize efficiency and other performance parameters. Ansys has developed specialized software with a vast array of physical models that enables engineering teams to predict rotating machinery performance and solve product design challenges faster than ever, with a higher level of confidence. Even the most complex design problems can be illuminated and addressed at an exacting level, enabling engineers to make ongoing improvements that balance efficiency gains with other critical design criteria.
Snap-fit connectors are one of the oldest and most common fastener devices. They have the advantages of speed of connection/disconnection over other fastening methods, with no loose parts that could be misplaced. However, their proper operation requires precise design to ensure that the amount of force it takes to fasten or separate the connector, and the direction of application of that force, is optimal for the desired application. Join us for this 30-minute webinar to see the how insertion force of a snap-fit connector can be quickly calculated using simulation from ANSYS. Learn how to determine what type of snap-fit to use, the required insertion force for operation and the amount of stress that various parts of the connector will experience.
Relays are electrically operated switches. They use a DC electric current to create a magnetic force and move an armature that makes or breaks the electrical connection. Relay designers are interested in the current density in the coil, the magnetic flux density in the iron components and the magnetic force in the armature. ANSYS electromagnetics solutions can simulate these properties to give you insight into your innovative relay designs.
Join us for this 20-minute webinar to see how ANSYS simulation can make calculating the force in a relay fast and easy.
If you're a design engineer hesitant to learn engineering simulation software, or think simulation should be reserved solely for dedicated analysts, then this short session is for you. We'll take a 3-D model of an industrial flow control valve and show you how Ansys AIM can be used to perform several simulations across different physics. View this informative webinar. You'll walk away with a better understanding of how one easy-to-use tool with a single user interface can cover multiple physics and many engineering simulation problems
Innovative companies continually seek new ways to improve product design and reduce product development costs. Because most development costs are determined by decisions made early in the design process, many companies leverage digital exploration, often called upfront simulation, to reduce costs. By digitally exploring design concepts and testing critical design choices early in the design process, upfront simulation provides the guidance required to make informed design decisions, reduces the need for physical prototypes and avoids unworkable design concepts. ANSYS AIM makes it easy to perform digital exploration by combining unmatched ease of use, accurate simulation results and design optimization in one simulation tool.