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How to approach hardware selection in 2023 for Ansys CFD solvers (all budgets considered - from laptops to clusters!)

Note: This was written in November 2023, but this is an ever-changing space, so please contact your local LEAP support engineers if you would like to discuss your specific needs! Working at the bleeding-edge of engineering simulations, LEAP’s engineers are frequently asked for our advice from our clients across many different industries who are looking...

Simulating Aerothermal Shape Distortion of Hypersonic Vehicles

How can designers of hypersonic aircraft overcome the ‘heat barrier’ using simulation to better understand aerothermal shape distortion (aka aerothermoelasticity, or fluid-structural-thermal interaction - FTSI)? This guest blog by ADFA explains how multiphysics simulation helps designers of hypersonic vehicles account for aerothermal shape distortion (which can compromise a hypersonic vehicle’s aerodynamic performance) through to the risk of catastrophic material failures, using tools that can simulate both the aerodynamics as well as the thermal and structural response.

A look into the lightning-fast future of GPU-powered CFD

Here we benchmark Fluent's new fully-native GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) solver, available since the 2023R1 release, which has delivered impressive numbers on our tests that include both high-end (A100 GPU - over five times faster than a baseline using 80 CPU cores) and standard 8GB GPUs that are probably similar to one you're already using (still delivering a 3x3x speedup over an 8 core Intel Xeon W-11955M CPU).

Behind the scenes of how Emirates Team New Zealand sailed to new wind-powered land speed record

The engineering behind the scenes of Horonuku – the successful attempt by ETNZ to break the wind-powered land speed record, drawing upon experience from engineers across ETNZ whose careers have focused on the complex physics of aerodynamics, dynamics, structural mechanics and composite materials.

Guest Blog by ANU Rocketry: Democratisation of Space starts with university student teams

Founded in 2018 to participate in the Australian Universities Rocket Competition (AURC), students from the Australian National University’s (ANU) Rocketry team are striving to develop a rocket capable of passing the boundary of outer space and being safely recovered by parachute upon re-entry. This lofty goal has led the team to move away from commercially available solid-fuel propelled rockets to develop their own in-house designed bipropellant liquid-fuel engine, with the help of Ansys aerothermal analysis to predict the heat flux at the space rocket’s leading edges during its hypersonic ascent phase.

Guest Blog by CSIRO: Multiphase CFD in Minerals & Metal Processing

Multiphase flows form the basis of many important processes in the mineral processing, metal production, energy and chemical process industries. This guest blog from CSIRO describes how CFD modelling can be used to better understand these industrial processes, improve performance and develop new novel processes. Examples given include gas-liquid, gas-solid and gas-liquid-solid flows.

Guest blog by FCT Combustion: How CFD helps develop tailored burner designs for Alternative Fuels

Guest Blog highlighting the use of CFD on a real-world burner optimisation project that allowed FCT’s client to increase their use of alternative fuels while solving an issue of costly shutdowns due to kiln build-up. CFD also enabled implementation of a new burner design that improves clinker quality and production.

Heat Exchange CFD Calculations at Conflux Technology

This blog provides highlights from Conflux’s presentation on their CFD heat exchange calculations at the 2021 Australasian Ansys Fluids user group. Learn how a mix of design engineers, simulation experts and additive manufacturing specialists are creating cutting-edge heat transfer solutions with the aim of revolutionising the heat exchange technologies used across many industries.

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