Breakthrough Energy Innovation: Ambition and Urgency

Read this white paper to learn how ANSYS Simulation Driven Product Development is being used by everyone from multinational companies to start-ups to develop the next breakthrough energy innovations. Through a series of case studies ranging from the largest corporations to the single entrepreneur, you will discover how ANSYS simulation solutions are helping to secure our energy future.

Simulation-Driven Product Development Enables: Breakthrough Sustainable Energy Innovation

Although global initiatives such as reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and the Circular Economy for resource conservation can appear to be purely a cost-burden, industry leaders have begun addressing these environmental issues in ways that create real business value. Over the past two decades, the concept of corporate sustainability has become part of mainstream business for many corporations—both large and small.

Sustainability drives companies to explore new product innovations that use fewer resources and meet specific social needs as well as lead to increased market share and business value.

This paper will address some of the capabilities needed by companies who are pursuing leadership in sustainability and related energy conservation issues.

Why Engineering Simulation is Critical for Breakthrough Energy Innovation

Breakthrough Energy Innovation requires ambition and urgency. Developments will come in the areas of renewable energy production and improving energy efficiency in the industrial and transportation sectors. However, many products in these sectors are already highly tuned for their function. Consequently, higher fidelity understanding of product behavior is required to identify additional incremental improvements. For more disruptive innovation, a very wide design trade space becomes necessary as products are often more complex, do not have a history of operational experience, and function in different environments that include design variables outside of the traditional product’s boundaries.

To address these challenges, companies are turning to simulation. It’s a solution that allows designers to get deeper insight into product performance and consider hundreds, if not thousands, of design iterations

A strategic platform for connecting simulation with the business of engineeringng

In today’s fast-paced, high-pressure business world, it can be difficult for engineering organizations to step back and strategically examine the technology portfolio supporting their engineering functions. As a result, most teams are relying on a set of disconnected engineering tools that have been pieced together over time. Because these tools don’t integrate easily, they fail to deliver the speed and high level of collaboration that’s required to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive environment.

ANSYS Engineering Knowledge Manager (EKM)

A solution for collaboration, data management and information  sharing which increases the efficiency of engineering teams. ANSYS EKM is a powerful solution that targets the primary challenges faced by today’s globalized product development teams, including the need to work more quickly and collaboratively at a reduced cost. While engineering simulation has made a huge impact on the success of product development teams over the past four decades, it has also created a wealth of data and insights that are not fully utilized by the majority of companies today. When engineering teams adopt ANSYS EKM to support their product development process, they can launch products faster and at a lower cost, without sacrificing analytic rigor or lowering product confidence. ANSYS EKM makes it easy for engineers to work as a true team, maximize their efficiency and productivity, and establish and apply best practices as part of a best-in-class engineering environment.

Overcoming Thermal Management Challenges with Multiphysics Simulation

Designing products, components and systems that can withstand a wide range of thermal scenarios is a design challenge that touches nearly every industry. From automobiles to high-speed semiconductors, thermal management concerns can often lead to wasted energy, reduced performance or premature device failure. This results in increased energy costs, warranty issues and additional design time that can reduce competitive advantage. To master thermal management design and truly understand thermal behavior of a system, streamlined multiphysics simulation tools are a necessity.

Anticipating the Next Revolution in Engineering Simulation

This white paper discusses the ways that simulation must change to make it a more "democratic" tool that can be used by everyone on the development team -- from veteran product engineers to less experienced designers at the beginning of their careers.

The Role of Simulation in Innovative Electronic Design

 With the recent boom in electronics-related product features, the opportunity to differentiate in the marketplace has increased. But so too has the risk of product failure. Electronics-packed products are complex and difficult to physically test, so engineering simulation has become a proven alternative. Virtual tools enable engineers to understand exactly how and why a design performs in a given scenario.


How Best-in-Class Companies Amplify Engineering with CFD

Research from Aberdeen Group's April 2011 Getting Product Design Right the First Time with CFD report found that as companies prepare themselves for an uncertain economy, they are once again looking to bring new products to market quickly, while keeping costs down and ensuring high quality. Companies who are successfully achieving these objectives have adopted a 'get it right the first time' strategy. The research also found Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis tools (see Definition of CFD sidebar) play a key role in successfully executing this strategy for products affected by liquid or gas flow, heating or cooling, chemical reactions, turbulence, and related physical phenomena. This report provides an overview of how modeling should be used to successfully get it right the first time to boost product profitability. This study evaluated the practices of 704 companies that develop products impacted by the conditions assessed by CFD.

Preventing PCB Failures Due to Thermal and Mechanical Stresses - Application Brief

The potential for failure in electronic systems due to thermal and mechanical loading of printed circuit boards (PCBs) is escalating due to steadily increasing power dissipation combined with smaller board sizes. It has not been practical to accurately simulate PCB deformation before now because too much computing power is required to solve a finite element model that contains the full board geometry. A new ANSYS multiphysics methodology overcomes this problem by simplifying the PCB geometry while tracking the material properties of each segment of the board. Engineers can use this new methodology to accurately predict the deformation generated by thermal–mechanical stresses, random vibration and mechanical shock within the timeframe of a normal design iteration.

How to design products with lower failure rate and engineering expenses

By understanding the effects of thermal loading on the structural integrity and reliability of the board, engineers are empowered to design products with lower failure rates and reduced warranty costs while also reducing time to market and engineering expenses. Download this Whitepaper to read it all

Cutting Design Costs: How Industry leaders benefit from Fast and Reliable CFD

 Engineering managers have become increasingly sensitive about the cost of product design. Managers can no longer justify engineering software purchase decisions based on gut feelings. Companies want to understand their return-on-investment (ROI) prior to investing in technology and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software is no exception. CFD saves time and money not just by increasing analysis throughput but also by improving the engineer’s insight into fluid flow problems. Insight can reduce the number of design variants under consideration in the first place, by helping engineers filter out bad designs when there are few (if any) cost consequences. Because design variants build upon one another, improved insight also can prevent engineers from heading down the wrong design path and building upon a faulty design foundation. Download this white paper to learn how companies are using fluid dynamics solutions to decrease their product development time-to-market costs.

How Design Optimization Can Help Vault Your Product Ahead of Competitors

Design exploration provides detailed guidance that helps the engineering team strike the right balance between the many trade-offs in the typical design process. Optimization technologies enable users to define the design space, identify the relevant design parameters that the design is sensitive to, and optimize the design by adjusting those parameters.

A Collaborative Approach to Solving Engineering Problems with CFD: How Leading Researchers Benefit -

Any engineering team that engages in CFD simulation can look to academic researchers as role models for taking a true partnership approach with their solutions provider. By forming close, collaborative relationships that are based on trust, all engineering teams can accelerate their simulation efforts and maximize their investments in their CFD solution. This paper investigates how researchers make critical software decisions; other engineering teams can use this information to make technology choices that ensure their purchase of CFD software will generate continuing value and returns over time.


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