Explosive combination of chemistry and physics simulation

Description: ANSYS and Reaction Design to Tie-the-Knot

ANSYS, one of the leading developers of engineering simulation software, plans to merge with chemistry simulation company, Reaction Design. The merger (read “buy”) should close at the start of the New Year.

Reaction design is best known for their program CHEMKIN-PRO. The software is capable of simulating model surface and gaseous chemistry. The plan is that when CHEMKIN is incorporated into ANSYS CFD simulation, the result will help customers simulate combustion processes.

Given the reduction of design time to final production, this merger should be quite interesting to the energy, transportation, and material processing industries. Though the combined software won’t eliminate experimentations completely, it may allow users to shorten their experimentation time.

“For more than 15 years, Reaction Design has helped companies around the world to better understand chemical processes. Combining its solvers with ANSYS’ solutions will give customers new insights into the combustion processes in their products — driving increased fuel efficiency.” said Jim Cashman, ANSYS CEO.

Either way, this chemmie is excited to see how the merged software will look on the computer screen.

Source ANSYS.

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For over 10 years, Shawn Wasserman has informed, inspired and engaged the engineering community through online content. As a senior writer at WTWH media, he produces branded content to help engineers streamline their operations via new tools, technologies and software. While a senior editor at Engineering.com, Shawn wrote stories about CAE, simulation, PLM, CAD, IoT, AI and more. During his time as the blog manager at Ansys, Shawn produced content featuring stories, tips, tricks and interesting use cases for CAE technologies. Shawn holds a master’s degree in Bioengineering from the University of Guelph and an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo.