ANSYS 15.0 Released
Shawn Wasserman posted on December 11, 2013 |

Last week, ANSYS announced the release of ANSYS 15.0. The core improvements of the software focus on the pre-processing, structural, fluid, and electromagnetic simulation capabilities.

ANSYS boasts that their pre-processing and quick meshing improvements allows for better use in many different physics simulations regardless of range, size, or complexity of the model. The release notes reports an increase of their high-performance computing (HPC) by a factor of five.

ANSYS 15.0 sees structural analysis improvements including the use of composite materials, local results sub-modeling, and electromagnetic dependant material for simulation coupling.

Other improvements to structural simulation includes a new subspace eigenvalue solver, and the multiple finite element model which assembles individual models together.

Fluid enhancements in ANSYS 15.0 include upgraded reliability for turbo-machinery flow paths. This includes time-varying pressure load simulations within a forced response. The simulation can then be used in ANSYS’s mechanical analysis software for further development.

Other Fluid improvements include aero-elastic damping calculations, an adjoint solver able to handle up to 30 million cells, fluid-to-fabricated-solid heat transfer, and multiphase models.

Finally, Electromagnetic simulation analysts may appreciate the improved electric motor design process. This is thanks mostly to the inclusion of multiphysics. Users can now fully optimized electric motors based on noise, force, and structure.

ANSYS 15.0 also includes electromagnetic improvements including specialized meshing for silicon substrates, printed boards, and redistribution layers. With the improved meshing, ANSYS claims that designers will no longer need to rely on specialist and design rules to validate certain simulations.  Some users may beg to differ.

As an added interest for automaton junkies, ANSYS 15.0 can embed mechanical control code using SCADE Suite. This will allow users to improve the communication between their software and hardware before they get to the plant floor.

With these added features, I would like to get my hands on a trial version.

Source and Image Courtesy of ANSYS.

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