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Finding the sweet spot with GPU vs CPU hardware for faster processing in Rocky DEM

Engineers running particle simulations now not only demand faster solution times but also want to increase the fidelity of their DEM simulations using millions more particles. Fortunately, advances in GPU capabilities have meant that Rocky DEM customers can take advantage dedicated GPU-based solvers - but what is the hardware sweet spot for different problem sizes? Here we review a comprehensive set of benchmarks completed by the Rocky DEM developers comparing solve times on CPUs vs GPUs.

Guest Blog by RayGen: Powering a renewable energy future with simulation

RayGen explains their vision to accelerate the global transition to renewable energy and how they are using CFD simulation to deliver innovative solar infrastructure projects such as their unique ‘PV Ultra’ concentrated PV technology that provides dispatchable electricity, heat, cooling and desalinated water, all day and night.

Guest Blog by MMS: Aero Mapping for Formula-SAE using CFD

Monash Motorsport has been designing Formula Student cars with wings and diffusers for many years, but this process has been fast-tracked through greater automation of Ansys CFD simulations to help the team gather more simulation data points & generate a comprehensive aero map to analyse the impact of changes in vehicle roll, yaw, steer and ride height.

Integration of Rocky DEM + Ansys for Particle-Fluids systems

Rocky is a powerful, 3D DEM program that quickly and accurately simulates particle behaviour within bulk materials handling systems used across a variety of industries including mining and minerals processing, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, agricultural and any industry dealing with particulate systems or solids handling applications. Some keys features include: an extensive library of realistic particle shapes, an intuitive and easy-to-use interface, superior scalability with CPU, GPU and multi-GPU processing, advanced breakage and flexible particle models, evaluation of belt and surface wear, integration with Ansys FEA and CFD, complex moving and vibrating boundaries and more. In this article, we will focus on the integration with Ansys FEA and CFD and provide some examples to demonstrate how this works and why it is needed.   ROCKY...

A working example of a Simulation-enabled Digital Twin

Is your company developing a Digital Twin strategy? LEAP’s engineers have created working examples of a Simulation-based Digital Twin in action - a real-time, virtual replica of your equipment constantly updated through IoT data that provides you with:
- insight into real-time performance using extra Virtual Sensor outputs
- data to assess machine health & identify possible failure conditions
- actionable data to enable predictive maintenance & avoid costly downtime.

How can CFD help us better understand the physics of reverse-swing bowling?

In cricket, reverse swing bowling is much talked-about but often misunderstood. Conditions in the much anticipated 2019 Ashes cricket series between Australia and England are expected to be conducive to reverse-swing bowling. Let's use some CFD examples to help better understand the science of reverse-swing bowling.

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