LEAP Australia is pleased to announce the release of Ansys 2023 R2 which is now available to Ansys customers across Australia and New Zealand from the Ansys Customer Portal.
By integrating Ansys advanced simulation numerics and supercharging simulation with high-performance computing (HPC) via graphic processing units (GPUs) and cloud computing, the latest release enables engineers and researchers in every industry to take advantage of the transformative power of digital engineering.
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3D Design with Discovery
Ansys Discovery 2023 R2 includes breakthrough new features that help our customers innovate and explore new product concepts faster and more accurately than ever before. Engineers and designers no longer need to sacrifice accuracy for speed.
Acoustic Simulation Updates
In 2023 R2, Ansys Sound updates include software exposure in Python and C++, the ability to export Motion CAE vibration files directly into Ansys Sound for post-processing, and new sound source availability for broadband noise.
Additive Manufacturing Updates
Ansys 2023 R2 release of Additive Manufacturing tools packs a punch with three powerful new features that revolutionize additive manufacturing workflows.
LPBF Setup Wizard
New Wizard simplifies workflows with graphic displays, automatic result item additions, and support for multiple parts/supports and meshing options. Users will be excited about the wizard’s ability to pre-populate AM Process Object settings and automatically set up contacts and AM Bond, making the creation of reliable additive manufacturing simulations more accessible.
This feature now includes a single compensation add-on to complement the iterative optimization add-on. The update streamlines compensating for distortions in AM processes, saving time and effort. The ability to translate the part to the base in distortion compensation also enables effective Sintering compensation, making it easier to produce accurate and reliable parts.
AM Creep Properties
Mechanical now includes creep properties for all eight additive materials in engineering data. The update streamlines heat-treatment simulations with creep effects and provides a better residual stress reduction for AM heat treatment. This enhances accuracy and reliability in heat-treatment simulations for AM processes.
Autonomous Vehicle Updates
2023 R2 delivers valuable enhancements to our AVxcelerate Sensors with camera and radar model improvements to perform accurate simulations. This release addresses critical perception challenges related to custom chromatic aberration for the camera and the integration and placement of radar sensors. Also, further enhancements are made to the simulation ecosystem by automating the asset preparation process.
Speed up R&D with Ansys 2023 R2 by better connecting processes, data, and technology into a simulation digital thread.
New features build on SPDM, optimization, MBSE, and material intelligence capabilities to better integrate simulation into the broader Digital Engineering infrastructure.
Digital Mission Engineering Updates
DME updates enhance multidomain systems simulation capabilities with an expanded focus on streamlining modeling and simulation workflows. Providing continued advancement of on-orbit simulation, support for cislunar spacecraft missions, and expanded trajectory modeling.
Digital Twin Updates
We launched Ansys 2023 R2, which extends its digital twin offering with enhanced fusion capabilities for transient data and improved post-processing for Hybrid Analytics. This release improves ROM performance, visualization, and post-treatments. Ansys 2023 R2 enables the co-simulation of Twin Builder and Maxwell for parallel runs, plus an improved licensing scheme supporting HPC.
In 2023 R2, Ansys Electronics continues demonstrating computational electromagnetics leadership. Maxwell’s new capabilities include ECAD integration and time domain simulation improvements using HPC, which opens new magnetics and power electronics applications for consumer devices. HFSS enhancements introduce 3D Layout tool integrations, HPC adaptive mesh refinement, and further refinements in other Electronics tools.
Embedded Software Updates
Ansys 2023 R2 strengthens embedded software interoperability capabilities with ARINC 661, software architecture & FACE in Aerospace & Defense, speeding project timelines for the cockpit display system—support for AUTOSAR classic interoperability standard in automotive features memory mapping capabilities.
Continuing to push the boundaries of performance, productivity, and capability for CFD simulations
The 2023 R2 release delivers significant enhancements that improve performance through the multi-GPU solver, increase end-user productivity with automation and insights, and extend the capabilities to address ever-growing complexity in customer CFD applications.
- Unleash the power of multiple GPUs with new support for rotating components with sliding mesh, compressible flows, and EDM combustion simulations
- Quickly view and edit model and solver settings, monitors, and post-processing settings without having to load the mesh – opening a 6 billion cell case in as little as 80 seconds
- Access additional solver settings within PyFluent for DPM, radiation, species transport, VBM, mesh interfaces, and more, broadening the range of applications for automation
- Significant enhancements for aerospace applications include a Virtual Blade Model, a built-in Aero-Optical workflow, and a new ability to account for weak ionization at hypersonic speeds to predict communications blackout in Ansys Fluent
- Automate meshing for hydro-turbines, including the ability to mesh Kaplan and Francis turbines with square trailing edges with Ansys TurboGrid
- A new Volume of Fluids (VOF) capability is now available in Ansys Forte, providing an enhancement allowing the simulation of oil injection in screw compressors and pumps
- Ansys Rocky includes new post-processing capabilities, featuring streamlines, flow tracers, and innovative boundary interaction statistics such as wet time and heat transfer
Materials with Granta Updates
Find more materials more easily with the Ansys 2023 R2 release. Featuring a step-change in Granta MI™ UX, making it easier to search and filter, accessing larger datasets 3x faster.
With the 2023 R2 release, Ansys Optics delivers innovation to our industry-leading software tools, addressing our customers’ needs for state-of-the-artoptical design and workflow optimization. We’re helping customers save time and money while enabling them to bring products to market faster.
For Ansys Optics, 2023 R2 adds the Optics Launcher with self-service trials,which provides our customers with a launch pad for all their Ansys Optics applications.
The 2023 R2 release of Ansys Lumerical introduces a series of powerful new capabilities to extend usability, accuracy, performance, and functionality across its family of products. Here are a few new capabilities in our 2023 R2 release:
- Ansys Lumerical CML Compiler further simplifies the process of compact model generation via its new CML Compiler GUI featuring intuitive controls and menu options
- Ansys Lumerical Multiphysics Suite & Cadence EPDA flow enables optimization of the layout and performance of photonic components via the new Geometry Wizard
- Ansys Lumerical FDTD accelerates design cycles by enabling GPU-powered simulations, especially for photonic integrated component design and metasurface applications. A single GPU Nvidia RTX4000 can offer a 6x speedup versus a 12-Core CPU
- Ansys Lumerical streamlines workflows and facilitates remote job execution with the new remote Python API
- Ansys Optics Launcher and its intuitive in-product experience enable fast access to all Ansys Optics product trials and application gallery example files from any of the Ansys Lumerical, Ansys Zemax, or Ansys Speos products
- Ansys Lumerical RCWA enables advanced simulation and analysis by new field monitors, oriented meshing, interface position autodetection, and distributed sweeps. It’s advantageous for diffraction gratings, metalenses, optical metrology, holography, metamaterials, and IR sensors
- Ansys Lumerical FDTD and RCWA enable designs of larger metalenses up to 25 mm in diameter and speeds up their simulation by 10-100 times using faster workflows with more intelligent memory management, new features in RCWA GUI, GPU-powered FDTD, and faster GDS file export capabilities
- Ansys Lumerical FDTD, CHARGE, Ansys Zemax OpticStudio, and Ansys Speos have increased the accuracy and range of analysis for a complete end-to-end Camera Image Sensor virtual prototyping solution. Ansys FDTD enables accurate quantum efficiency (EQE) calculations by including the marginal rays from OpticStudio in the camera pixel simulations
- Ansys Lumerical qINTERCONNECT brings performance improvements by allowing double the number of channels or frequencies with the same simulation run time, especially useful for achieving higher frequency resolution of the biphoton wavefunction for HOM measurement
- Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT now enables the modeling of nonlinear LiNbO3 waveguides by supporting second harmonic generation, both short pulse and CW pump operations, and tuning with periodic polling
Safety Analysis Updates
In the 2023 R2 release, Ansys medini analyze extends the efficient, holistic application of safety, reliability, and cybersecurity analysis methods. We’ve launched a new safety collaboration platform that enables seamless teamwork with a new web-based Digital Safety Manager (DSM).
In 2023 R2, the structures product line delivers new features and capabilities that allow users to perform more accurate, efficient, and actionable structural simulation analyses, including:
- Interface with Mechanical pythonically to automate capabilities and connect with other technologies using PyMechanical.
- Perform accurate and robust turbomachinery simulations leveraging new enhancements, including imported load support for multistage cyclic symmetry analyses, a new forced response add-on using standardized capabilities, and a new advanced nonlinear multi-harmonic solver.
- Explore a variety of drop test height and angle variations, with added support to concurrently solve multiple drop test analyses with the Ansys LS-DYNA solver.
- Create a desired local region sub-model on a PCBA using the Sherlock pre-plug-in for Ansys Mechanical.
- Export Ansys Motion’s vibration results into Ansys Sound for acoustics analysis and psychoacoustic indicators for automotive, A&D, and heavy machinery applications.
Ansys 2023 R1 enables engineering teams to handle the complex challenges required to develop the next generation of world-changing products. Advances in product design drive the ability to replicate the behaviour of complex systems so you can find novel solutions. The new products, technologies, and tools that make up 2023 R1 enable engineering teams to examine products and systems rigorously under varying conditions. Simulation allows stakeholders to expand their knowledge and optimize designs at every stage of the product development process.
3D Design Updates
Ansys 2023 R1 expands Discovery’s astonishing live physics, innovative user experience, and robust modeling tools, making it a critical piece of the Ansys digital simulation thread and the best place to start simulation for every engineer and analyst.
Acoustics Analysis Updates
In 2023 R1, Ansys Sound updates include new enhancements to the Sound Analysis & Specification (SAS) module, allowing users to access integration & differentiation tools to convert, display and analyze (time, spectrum, spectrogram) vibration signals. Updates to the Virtual Reality Sound (VRS) module include the ability for users to accurately play multichannel sound files on multiple speaker setups for any configuration, making the sound comparison as easy as possible. Finally, updates to the Active Sound Design for Electric Vehicles (ASDforEV) module includes access to a new sound design method called Granular Synthesis to rapidly sketch and tune active sounds from a single sound sample.
Additive Manufacturing Update
Ansys 2023 R1 continues expanding toolsets for Additive Manufacturing users, streamlining design, simulation, and manufacturing workflows. Adding new wizards for distortion compensation and scan pattern-based calibration automates the simulation setup process, reducing the need for lengthy manual setup.
Autonomous Vehicle Simulation Updates
From customised data labelling, improvements in the accuracy of Radar & Lidar sensor outputs, backend distributed & controlled processing, to an effortless handshake with the driving simulator – 2023 R1 updates are sure to impress AVxcelerate users.
Ansys 2023 R1 builds on the capabilities of materials, SPDM, optimisation, and MBSE to amplify simulation benefits by improving engineering efficiency, supporting collaboration, and accelerating innovation. The Ansys Connect collection boasts UX improvements, new integrations, and ease-of-use features to connect the latest processes, tools, and data readily for different engineering teams.
Digital Mission Engineering Updates
The latest release of STK continues to expand and enhance integration across Ansys multiphysics solvers, boosting confidence in early concept system design, improving decision-making, and improving the efficiency of the engineering process.
- Enhanced Radar Clutter Modeling
- Integrated EOIR Thermal Model Loading from Aviator
- Cislunar Support
In 2023 R1, the Structures Product Line delivers new features and capabilities that allow our users to perform more accurate, efficient, and customizable simulation analyses, including:
- An AI/ML Resource Prediction feature to provide estimates on expected solve time and memory usage required to solve an Ansys Mechanical simulation.
- Efficiently modify a CAD model without losing the associativity of the model’s features after setup, using geometry-based re-associativity with the Scoping Wizard that detects and reestablishes scoping in Mechanical.
- Improvements to LS-DYNA Incompressible Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (ISPH) for improved data processing, better visualization, data transfer to Mechanical and Fluent, and more.
- Comprehensive battery safety workflow in LS-DYNA simulates thermal runaway following thermal and mechanical abuse. Predict the combined structural, electrical, electrochemical, and thermal (EET) responses of automotive batteries – validated through experiments.
- Enhancements to the Ansys Sherlock parts library include over 400,000 new parts added, allowing users to build more accurate models for analysis. Additionally, improved integrations between Sherlock, Mechanical & Icepak can handle multiple PCB assemblies for motherboard or daughter board applications.
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