Read about Monash High-Powered Rocketry's amazing achievement to win second place in its category at the 2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup - including an acknowledgement of their quality simulation work, with first place in the Charles Hoult Award for Modelling and Simulation.
Q&A with Douglas Weber-Steinhaus from Ansys to learn about his experiences working with ETNZ in Auckland in the leadup to the 2021 America's Cup (which starts next week!)
Ansys 2021 R1 brings a multitude of new advances and usability enhancements. - here we provide a series of short highlight summaries with content tailored to particular physics / applications / topics of interest.
F1 in Schools Spotlight: Dark Matter Racing explain how they were able to use CFD to engineer Australia’s fastest F1 in Schools car (plus a host of other awards) at the 2020 National Finals, and look ahead to their next competition, the 2020(21) World Finals.
F1 in Schools Spotlight: After achieving great success at the 2020 Virtual Victorian State Finals where they placed first overall and were awarded 11 of 13 category awards including Best Engineered and the Innovation Award, Team Hydron describe the many hours of CFD testing and design conducted by their engineering team, supported by LEAP Australia and Ansys.
Ansys CFD tools in 2021 have taken another large step forward with the availability of a new product, named “Ansys CFD-Pro” - which provides our customers with the right tools to tackle a range of common CFD applications at a significantly more affordable price than the full Ansys CFD Premium package, but still using the same modern Fluent workflow, meshing technology, and core Fluent solver that has been trusted by our customers worldwide for many decades.
A recent CFD study examines the relationship between nasal shape and the turbulence of airflow in the nose to help better understand olfaction and improve nasal drug delivery.
We look at recent improvements in Fluent's GUI and expressions which help streamline workflows for HVAC applications, such as those involving flow balancing, temperature monitoring and control. We apply this to an example involving two types of air handling unit for cooling a room containing heat-generating equipment.
In order to improve pump efficiency, pump designers require fine-grain insights into complex fluid dynamics within a pump to help them identify areas that can be refined to reduce losses during pump operation. In this example, we look at the workflow to improve an existing pump’s design without requiring the original CAD drawings – instead using scanned data of an existing pump design.
We speak with Khesh Selvaganapathi, Graduate Application Engineer at LEAP who recently graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Monash University & joined LEAP at the start of March 2020 - just a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic began causing widespread disruption and forced most LEAP staff to work from home...