Using ANSYS ACT Scripts

November 30, 2017

11:30 AM - 12.30 PM (IST)


Making Use of ANSYS Workbench Mechanical Input Window 

The objective of this webinar is to uncover the ways how one can start taking advantage of using ACT API commands to build 2 to 20 lines of code to automate some of repetitive tasks:

Understand basics of ACT API scripting in Mechanical
Use of ACT Console in API (Equivalent to MADPL Command input window)
Understand how to access different tree objects

With ANSYS ACT, you can create a customized simulation environment that enables your engineering team to capture and use expert knowledge, specialized processes, and best practices, improving productivity, efficiency and effectiveness. The software enables you to encapsulate APDL scripts, create custom menus and buttons to incorporate your company’s engineering knowledge, embed third-party applications, and create your own tools to manipulate simulation data. To utilize the full capability of the ACT and build a complex Application for your own simulation process an expert level skill set is required. But one has to start taking small step to reach the hill.


Structural optimization of material handling equipment

ANSYS Structural and Rocky DEM Optimization

Recording is available:

In this webinar, coupling approach for Rocky and ANSYS Structural will be addressed.

The coupling methodology will be presented together with applications examples. Moreover, a complete structural optimization case will be presented to illustrate the analysis.

Bulk Material Loadings
Integration Workflow (Rocky DEM and ANSYS Workbench)
Examples of applications
Hands-on demonstration
Case study presentation

 Instructor: Leon Nogueira, M.Sc.

Leon Nogueira is a Mechanical Engineer with a M.Sc. from the Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo (POLI-USP). He joined ESSS in 2012 as a CAE Applications Specialist, first in the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) group and now in the Discrete Element Method (DEM) group on the Rocky DEM technical team


ANSYS AIM Webinar / 27 July 2017 @ 5:30PM

Event: Webinar: Elevate Designs to the Next Level With Engineering Simulation

Date: July, 27 2017

Time: 11:30 AM (Eastern Time Zone)

Description: Engineering simulation can be used to develop products that fail less and deliver better results. The barriers once preventing design engineers from using simulation tools are now being removed by ANSYS AIM. It is an easy to use tool with guided workflows in the most common physics simulations. After completing this webinar, you will be able to: --- Have a framework for implementing simulation in your organization if you’re not yet using it. --- Have confidence in ANSYS AIM to perform engineering simulations as part of your product development process. --- See how ANSYS AIM can reduce simulation bottlenecks and promote better designs --- Extract useful design guidance from any simulation study


Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal uses Rocky DEM to optimize material charging into a blast furnace

Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) wanted to understand and improve the difficult-to-observe process of material charging into a blast furnace, which converts iron ore and coke materials into pig iron. To accomplish this, they needed a way to cost-effectively reproduce the material shape, size distributions, and flow behavior of the process, and do so quickly enough to act upon the results.

 NSSMC used Rocky DEM to:
- Accurately replicate the material size, shape, and flow behavior of their irregularly shaped coke and iron ore particles
- Solve multiple simulations quickly by processing simulations on multiple GPU cards
- Save time by making use of the Rocky Scheduler tool to run several cases in series

 Discover how NSSMC:
- Evaluated the behavior of non-sphere-based, realistically shaped particles in a quantitative way
- Gained more insight into the angular particles’ flow and packing behavior
- Saved experiment costs while ensuring more accurate results

 To access the complete Case Study, please click here

Optimizing Tunnel Ventilation Fan Blades for Energy Efficiency Using the Adjoint Solver

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Because fossil fuel resources around the globe are finite, an overriding engineering design challenge is energy efficiency and sustainability. Today I’ll use tunnel ventilation fans as an example to illustrate how CFD simulation and advancements in our Adjoint Solver in ANSYS 18 can optimize fan blades performance.

According to a report by Mosen Ltd., a leader in this industry, the “greening” of tunnel ventilation is still in its infancy. The application consumes substantial power, sometimes several megawatts; in addition, governmental regulations often require tunnels beyond a certain length (for example, 300 meters) to have ventilation systems that disperse exhaust and control smoke in case of fire. As a result, tunnels need more ventilation capacity than what would be needed for day-to-day air quality.

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