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Introducing the LEAP Academic Portal
Apr24

Introducing the LEAP Academic Portal

For over 20 years, LEAP Australia has successfully supported the use of CAE software within the engineering and design community across Australia and New Zealand.  LEAP’s broad customer base has included over 2000 companies, from some of the world’s large OEMs through to SMEs and startups, and ranging across industries from traditional high-tech leaders such as Aerospace and Automotive through to leaders in fields as diverse as Energy, Mining and Biomedical. Regardless of the customer, we have identified a constant theme: demand for job-ready graduate engineers who are skilled in CAE software. Many years ago, LEAP committed to fostering greater knowledge and understanding of CAE in academia, by firstly partnering with all leading universities in our region, and also by providing sponsorship to many student teams entering competitions such as Formula SAE, Solar Challenge, Unmanned Air Vehicle Challenge, Human Powered Vehicle and more. LEAP is now taking the next step on this journey: today we are pleased to announce the launch of the LEAP Academic Portal.  Providing self-guided tutorials and other learning resources across multiple physics, the portal is intended to arm all students with a comprehensive understanding of the capabilities of CAE simulation; to firstly help them with their engineering studies but also to prepare them for the new job market where companies expect graduates to conduct realistic, multi-disciplinary simulations of their products. Register and log-in here: https://uni.leapaust.com.au LEAP Technical Director and Academic Program Manager, Dr. Srini Bandla, observes that “Often students studying simulation at university learn how to solve single physics problems but lack exposure to the multiple physics that can be just as easily solved within the single simulation environment such as ANSYS, or how easily these solutions can be combined in a Multiphysics simulation approach.  ANSYS simulation technology and computing power has and continues to advance at a rapid rate and allows for fast, accurate Multiphysics solutions that were previously not possible.  Add to this the demand from companies to create Complete Digital Prototypes and begin to leverage real-world IoT data to develop Digital Twin models across their product lines, and the importance of engineers graduating with a broad understanding of the best-practice use of simulation becomes clear”. The LEAP Academic portal is live now, so if you’re interested in expanding your engineering skill set and learning how you can use simulations in one of your current projects, or simply adding some relevant skills to your CV, we encourage you to log in and get...

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IoT sensors identify your product is operating ‘out of spec’. What next? Some lessons from the Avalon Airshow
Mar07

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.

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Going with the Flow
Jun30

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.

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Tips on modelling non-Newtonian fluid viscosity
Jun02

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.

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How to Shrink Wrap a biomedical STL file in Fluent Meshing
Apr28

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).

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