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.
Q&A with Wendy Walls whose research and teaching aims to deliver innovative design methodologies for urban open spaces, designed in response to a changing climate. Learn how Wendy's use of Ansys Discovery has provided an engaging way to teach landscape design students the critical concepts involving airflow and heat transfer in urban design.
Read how the advanced multiphase capabilities of Ansys Fluent (combining hydrodynamics with mass transfer and chemical reaction) are being used to model 3D bioreactors and used as inputs to validate simpler 1D models suitable for process design and optimisation using simpler, computationally faster models.
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.
Learn how Rocky 2022R1 now offers an integrated Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method to help simulate the interaction of solid particles with fluids with high viscosity, high deformation and/or complex free surfaces.
Guest Blog by Wood Australia. Edward Yap, CFD Consultant and Deepak Jagannatha, Lead CFD Consultant, recently presented this in-depth look at their analysis of a Subsea Christmas Tree, commonly used in the Oil and Gas industry, as part of LEAP’s Ansys CFD Virtual User Group meeting.
Ansys 2022 R1 is now available - watch our recent update session with Prof. David Fletcher who discussed the new features of greatest interest to our customer base, including improvements in performance, usability, speed and model physics.
Guest blog by ECU-Racing on how the team uses CFD simulation to drive aerodynamic design improvements, explaining how CFD simulation results provide help identify problematic aspects such as flow separation, undesirable flow structures, and poor use of flow energy which can then lead to new ideas which can be tested in CFD to improve the overall flow around the car.
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.
Learn how simulation plays a vital role in the design phase for many infrastructure projects such as tunnels, with the ability to test various design configurations and verify performance virtually, without build-and-test methodology, providing cost savings and faster project delivery.