Lightening the Load with Composites and Digital Prototyping

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Airlines and aircraft manufacturers are doing everything they can to lower their costs, including lightweighting every component possible, which can improve fuel efficiency. The industry spends more than a hundred billion dollars on fuel every year. While the price of oil is relatively low today, manufacturers and airlines must look ahead to the more than 25-year life span of the average airplane, assuming someday prices will rise again. Cost is a major driver, but the industry is also committed to reducing emissions during flight, and reducing fuel burn from the engine helps achieve this goal. Lightweighting, then, is one of the most important trends in the aerospace industry, and using composites, that can offer the required strength but at lower weight than metals, in manufacturing is a key strategy.

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ANSYS Webinar / Topology Optimization / May 23rd

Topic: Additive Manufacturing and Topology Optimization

Date: Tuesday, May 23rd  2017

Time: 09:00 AM (Eastern Time Zone)

Description: Additive manufacturing and 3-D printing are technologies that are turning the manufacturing world on its head. The ability to produce previously impossible shapes and manufacture parts that use less material than ever before have companies eager to get involved. Join us for this free webinar, in which we will cover some of the opportunities, successes and challenges facing additive manufacturers. Learn how ANSYS Mechanical and its inbuilt Topology Optimization feature speed up the design process to make the most of this exciting technology.

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Rocky 4: First Ever Multi-GPU Solver Capabilities

Rocky 4 Achieves Major Breakthrough in DEM Computational Speeds with First Ever Multi-GPU Solver Capabilities

Rocky 4

The wait is over. With the fourth major release of its 3D Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) particle simulation software, Rocky 4 becomes the very first commercially available DEM solver to offer support for Multi-GPU Processing. This powerful, innovative, and highly-anticipated release aims to revolutionize processing performance and pave the way for solving bigger simulations faster than ever before.

In addition, Rocky 4 brings many new and improved features that will help users perform more accurate and complex simulations, including a completely rebuilt Motion Kernel, and enhanced Fluent-Rocky Coupling. This feature-rich release promises to expand the boundaries of particle simulation. Discover all the highlights below.

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ANSYS AIM for Design Optimization

Simulation is an increasingly important part of product design where the ultimate goal is design optimization. After completing a simulation on a baseline design, it is common for engineers to perform the same simulation on multiple design iterations, under varying operating conditions, to identify which design delivers optimum performance. The combination of multiple design iterations and operating conditions requires engineers to run tens — or even hundreds of simulations to identify the optimal design. Setting each simulation up manually can be very time-consuming and expensive.

With ANSYS AIM, you can re-use the baseline simulation to automatically run simulations for additional design iterations simply by using a consistent naming convention. The example below shows how you can do his by considering four design variations of a water mixing junction.

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