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Shape Optimisation without constraints - How to use the Adjoint Solver Part 1

Engineers are continually under pressure to improve the performance of their products and often look to gain an edge using optimisation techniques - trying to reduce drag, increase lift (or downforce), or reduce pressure drop. Rather than relying on intuition to make geometry changes that are often constrained (using a parametric CAD approach), you can now use the new Adjoint solver to compute localised sensitivity data (related to your objectives) and optimize your design semi-automatically.

Innovation and ingenuity lead Team New Zealand to America’s Cup victory

LEAP and ANSYS congratulates Emirates Team New Zealand for their remarkable victory in the 2017 America’s Cup. More info on some of the unheralded innovations and ingenuity behind this engineering and sporting triumph.

Swapping Fuel for More Beer on your next Caravan Holiday

Caravan owners are well aware that the speed they drive at and the shape of their caravan can greatly affect fuel consumption.
In partnership with Caravan World magazine, we've taken a closer look into the performance of caravans with the aid of CFD, including some less obvious factors that can help shave off the drag on your caravan and improve fuel consumption.

AR amplifies the insights and impact of CFD

Learn about Augmented Reality (AR) technology that was showcased at 2017 National Manufacturing Week / Austech: including the ability to augment pressure contours on the front and rear wings of the MMS racecar, as well as visualise the animated flow streamlines being released forward of the front wing. Students from MMS are using these AR CFD results to collaborate more effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment where not everyone is a CFD expert and hopefully achieve their ultimate goals of maximising downforce on the front/rear wings and optimising the aerodynamic performance of their racecar.

An Increasing Appetite for Innovation in the Food Industry

Companies in the food & beverage industries looking to grow their business are implementing new technologies, such as simulation, to enable their engineers to develop new products and implement process innovations necessary to provide efficiencies of scale. Here are 7 ways that food & beverage manufacturers can harness cutting-edge simulation technology.

Introducing the LEAP Academic Portal

LEAP are pleased to announce the launch of the new LEAP Academic Portal, which provides self-guided tutorials and other learning resources across multiple physics. The portal is intended to arm all engineering students with a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of CAE simulation, and prepare them for the new job market where companies expect graduates to conduct realistic, multi-disciplinary simulations of their products.

IoT sensors identify your product is operating ‘out of spec’. What next? Some lessons from the Avalon Airshow

The timing is right for the concept of Digital Twin to be embraced by Australian industry and defence. Learn how it has been made possible by the convergence of multiple trends, encompassing IoT data, big data analytics and ongoing advances in engineering software.

Going with the Flow

The water industry has a range of engineering challenges and specific regulatory requirements, especially concerning flow assurance, water quality, and even component selection. Learn how CFD delivers real value to the water industry - such as predicting complex flow behavior, across individual components or large network systems.

Tips on modelling non-Newtonian fluid viscosity

Many fluids we encounter in industry do not strain linearly with respect to viscous shear and are thus considered non-Newtonian. This post explores how to model non-Newtonian viscosity of fluids in ANSYS CFD, using blood as an example.

How to Shrink Wrap a biomedical STL file in Fluent Meshing

A How-To guide for Fluent Meshing's new Shrink Wrap tool which provides a powerful, easy-to-use solution for meshing complex STL geometries. This is a step-by-step guide on how to produce a high-quality CFD mesh for an abdominal aorta, imported in medium-resolution STL format (NIH).

ANSYS simulation workflow for pump systems – a fascinating webinar

We encounter pumps in our everyday life in all manner of applications, be it...

ANSYS CFD assists the Pharmaceutical Industry to address scale-up challenges

For R&D and production engineers working in the pharmaceutical industry,...

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