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.
Guest Blog explaining the significance of the new Stress-Blended Eddy Simulation (SBES) turbulence approach which makes use of the best available models for both near-wall and far field accuracy, within one single scale-resolving CFD simulation, including a recording of highlights from our recent webinar.
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.
David Fletcher from LEAP discusses the importance of the 3rd Turbulence Best Practices guide recently released by Florian Menter and his team at Ansys.
This latest BPG documents the key best practices in RANS turbulence modelling, with comprehensive coverage of all widely-used 1-equation, 2-equation and Reynolds stress models.
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.
Learn how recent developments in Ansys provide a new “optical CFD” workflow to help more accurately simulate the complex interactions between the flowfield and electromagnetic fields in the Electro-Optics / Infra-Red (EO/IR) range. This helps engineers to improve their simulations of flow field phenomena around fast-moving vehicles and improve the performance of EOIR sensor signals for tracking hypersonic vehicles.
Prof. David Fletcher guides us through the key new features of interest in Ansys 2021 R2 for CFD, including some important new usability enhancements. This blog contains a series of short summaries with content tailored to particular physics / applications / topics of interest.
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!)