Next-Generation Pervasive Engineering Simulation
As the digital and physical worlds become one, products are growing in complexity. Companies are facing unrelenting pressure to innovate, lower cycle times and reduce costs, while also increasing quality and eliminating risk. They’re asking engineers to solve problems that appear unsolvable with current technology.
ANSYS 19 empowers all engineers to tame complexity and enhance efficiency for greater productivity. Our latest release updates our industry-leading engineering simulation solutions and offers tools that improve reliability, performance, speed and user experience. New capabilities deliver accurate results for problems that were once difficult or impossible to model. Users with little or no simulation experience can quickly employ the simplified, automated workflows to optimize their product designs. These are just some of the many features that will continue to propel Pervasive Engineering Simulation forward.
There are many reasons to use simulation early in the development process, but time to market and cost are chief among them. Around 80 percent of a product’s development costs are locked in early in the concept phases, making early rapid iterations critical. By performing very quick “what-if” analyses, you can study the behavior of a product early in the process and avoid getting stuck with an unworkable designs and rework in the validation stage. Digital Exploration helps you bring innovation to market faster and less expensively.
Digital prototyping enables designs to be optimized, verified and validated against requirements using structural, thermal, electromagnetic and fluidic simulation, either in isolation or in coupled multiphysics or system-level studies. You can build an accurate and comprehensive simulation model to predict the performance of your detailed designs and reduce the need for physical testing. Digital protoypes provide insight into actual product performance and enable you to rapidly innovate beyond the limits of traditional build-test-break-redesign methods.
Pervasive engineering simulation isn’t limited to the product development process. A digital twin is a real-time, virtual copy of an actual operating machine that provides insight into individual product performance and maintenance. Sensors on the machine relay data — temperature, pressure, flow rate, voltage, loading, etc. — to the digital twin, and the twin evolves in step with the machines working environment. The digital twin can predict conditions long before they happen, so you can take corrective actions during scheduled downtime, rather than making an untimely shutdown. You can also use the collected data to improve the design of next-generation products.