Latest ANSYS release enhances simulation speed and accuracy : Page 2 of 3

August 28, 2017 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Driving its Pervasive Engineering Simulation vision, ANSYS has released ANSYS® 18.2, which brings increased levels of accuracy, speed and ease-of-use – spurring more engineers to use simulation across every stage of the product lifecycle to design cutting-edge products more efficiently and economically.

Acoustics and topology optimization for­­­­­­ quieter, lighter products

ANSYS 18.2 adds features through expanded physics in the mechanical suite that will drastically increase product quality. Users will benefit from an automated system to set up drop test simulations and removes the need to make simplifications, while guiding users through the process of running an accurate simulation. ANSYS 18.2 introduces systems for engineers to study the occurrence of vibro acoustics to better understand noise performance in products, such as motors, speakers and car exhaust systems. The ANSYS topology optimization feature has new manufacturing controls that allows engineers to reduce material cost and product weight across more applications.

 

Faster, more detailed and accurate CFD models

In the fluids suite, designers can solve tough design problems in less time. Patented polyhedral unstructured mesh adaptation (PUMA) automatically refines mesh to resolve fine details while leaving coarser mesh in place elsewhere – drastically shortening solve times. New capabilities extend the ability of pump designers to accurately model cavitation into challenging operating conditions not previously possible, such as very high pressures and mixtures made up of multiple fluids.

 

Integrating systems and failure analysis for safer products

In the systems and embedded software suites, ANSYS 18.2 integrates ANSYS® medini ™ analyze with ANSYS® SCADE® Architect™, the ANSYS embedded system architecture modeling tool. This revolutionary integration provides engineers with a seamlessly integrated toolkit that provides a reliable, step-by-step process to create system architectures that address industry standards for safety and control quickly and cost-effectively.

ANSYS medini analyze now supports transient failure analysis in the systems suite. ANSYS medini analyze is the first tool to introduce a transient failure modeling and distinct failure modes, effects and diagnostic analysis (FMEDA) for chip level safety analysis. New transient failure analysis technology will enable semiconductor companies and chip integrators to efficiently validate its designs at any stage of the development cycle. Safety engineers can compute enhanced failure metrics to analyze the impact of both permanent and transient failures in separated and combined ways.