With ANSYS structural analysis software, users are able to solve more complex engineering problems, faster and more efficiently than ever before. Customization and automation of structural solutions is much easier to optimize thanks to new and innovative finite element analysis (FEA) tools available in this product suite.
From designers and occasional users looking for quick, easy and accurate results, to experts looking to model complex materials, large assemblies and nonlinear behavior, ANSYS has you covered. The intuitive interface of ANSYS Mechanical enables engineers of all levels to get answers fast and with confidence.
Join PADT's Specialist Mechanical Engineer Joe Woodward, for an in-depth look at what's new in the latest version of ANSYS Mechanical, including updates regarding:
- Software User Interface
- Design Elements
- External Modeling
- And much more
RecordedNov 6 201932 mins
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Robert McCathren, Application Engineer, PADT, Inc.
Ansys 2021 R1 delivers significant improvements in simulation technology together with nearly unlimited computing power to help engineers across all industries reimagine product design and achieve product development goals that were previously thought impossible.
With updates made to Ansys mechanical, users can easily handle the complexity of a variety of design environments. Everything from mulitphysics analysis to dynamic simulation allows for the ability to create a product that meets performance goals and holds up over time.
Join PADT's Application Engineer Robert McCathren for a look at analytical advancements in Ansys Mechanical 2021 R1, including updates for:
• Element Technology
• NonLinear Adaptivity
• Coupled Physics Analysis
• Linear Dynamics
• And much more
Josh Stout, Application & Support Engineer, Systems, PADT
With CAD-centric (mechanical and electrical CAD) and multiphysics user interfaces, Icepak facilitates the solving of today’s most challenging thermal management problems in electronics products and assemblies. Icepak uses sophisticated CAD healing, simplification and metal fraction algorithms that reduce simulation times, while providing highly accurate solutions that have been validated against real-world products. This tool provides powerful electronic cooling solutions that utilize the industry leading Ansys Fluent computational fluid dynamics solver for thermal and fluid flow analyses of integrated circuits, packages, printed circuit boards, and electronic assemblies.
With the release Ansys 2021 thermal integrity capabilities saw improvements in a variety of areas. Join PADT's Application & Support Engineer and Thermal Integrity expert Josh Stout to learn more about recent advancements surrounding:
• Solar Radiation Modeling
• Robust Meshing Distribution
• Dynamic Thermal Management
• The Release of AEDT Mechanical Solutions
• And Much More
The most powerful simulation solution for metal additive manufacturing, the Ansys Additive Suite delivers the critical insights required by designers, engineers and analysts to avoid build failure and create parts that accurately conform to design specifications. This comprehensive solution spans the entire workflow — from design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) through validation, print design, process simulation and exploration of materials.
Ansys 2021 R1 delivers enhancements across all portfolio products — Ansys Additive Prep, Ansys Additive Print, Ansys Additive Science and Ansys Workbench Additive — empowering users to further advance their additive manufacturing capabilities.
Join PADT's Simulation Support & Application Engineer Doug Oatis for a webinar covering both the structural optimization and additive updates made to Ansys 2021 R1 including enhancements for:
The automotive industry has seen a lot of innovation over the past few years, including everything from alternative fuel and power sources to autonomous vehicles, and advanced engineering technologies such as 3D Printing and Simulation Software have been at the forefront of said innovation.
Join us for a panel discussion moderated by PADT's Principle & Co-owner Eric Miller, featuring conversation with automotive experts Judy Curran, Head of Global Automotive Strategy at Ansys, and Fadi Abro, Director of Automotive Business at Stratasys.
This will focus on what advanced technology such as numerical simulation and additive manufacturing has meant to the industry up until this point, and where it will likely take it in the future.
Judy Curran, Head of Global Automotive Strategy, Ansys & Dr. Arunachala Kannan, Chief Scientist, Zero Electric Vehicles
Automotive Simulation is more important than ever in vehicle engineering with the innovation surge currently happening in the industry. Smart electronics, infotainment, telecommunications, advanced software – vehicle makers are delivering innovative, groundbreaking technologies to today’s consumers.
Join the simulation team at PADT, along with experts from Ansys and Zero Electric Vehicles for a presentation covering everything you need to stay updated on the role of numerical simulation in the automotive industry.
This presentation includes information from Judy Curran, Head of Global Automotive Strategy at Ansys, on industry trends, software tools, and applications for simulation in the automotive industry, followed by a presentation from Dr. Arunachala Kannan, Zero Electric Vehicles' Chief Scientist and Mechanical System Engineer Damon Gonzales, on the company's mission, and how being a startup using Ansys software has and will better prepare them for the future.
If you work in the automotive industry and have considered implementing simulation into your workflow, or simply want to keep up with what industry leaders are doing, this is the webinar for you.
Fadi Abro, Director of Automotive Business, Stratasys & Malini Dusey, Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer, GM
3D Printing Solutions for Automotive take you from design to factory floor quickly and efficiently. Fast track ideas into production, simplify design without limits, and profit from customized small production runs, all while working smarter not harder.
Join the additive experts at PADT, along with representatives from Stratasys and GM for a presentation covering everything you need to stay updated on the role of additive manufacturing in the automotive industry.
This presentation includes information from Fadi Abro, Director of Automotive Business at Stratasys, on industry trends, valuable technology, and additive applications for the automotive industry, followed by a presentation from GM Additive Manufacturing Application Engineer Malini Dusey on the company's use of additive and the advantages they have found through using it.
If you work in the automotive industry and have considered implementing additive into your workflow, or simply want to keep up with what industry leaders are doing, this is the webinar for you.
Joe Woodward, Senior Mechanical Engineer & Lead Trainer, PADT, Inc.
Meshing is an integral part of the engineering simulation process where complex geometries are divided into simple elements that can be used as discrete local approximations of the larger domain. The mesh influences the accuracy, convergence and speed of the simulation. Furthermore, since meshing typically consumes a significant portion of the time it takes to get simulation results, the better and more automated the meshing tools, the faster and more accurate the solution.
Ansys provides general purpose, high-performance, automated, intelligent meshing software which produces the most appropriate mesh for accurate, efficient multiphysics solutions — from easy, automatic meshing to highly crafted mesh.
Join PADT's Senior Mechanical Engineer and meshing expert Joe Woodward for an introduction to the new meshing capabilities available in Ansys 2021 R1, including updates for:
• Repairing Topology
• Weld Control
• Separating Morphing Adaptive Remeshing Technology (SMART)
• Batch Connections
• And much more
Ansys 2021 R1 delivers significant improvements in simulation technology together with nearly unlimited computing power to help engineers across all industries reimagine product design and achieve product development goals that were previously thought to be impossible.
Ansys Mechanical delivers features to enable faster simulations, easier workflows, journaling, scripting and product integrations that offer more solver capabilities. Within this new release, interface and performance capabilities have been enhanced to offer greater ease of use and overall efficiency in nearly every circumstance.
Join PADT's Simulation Support Manager and Ansys expert Ted Harris, for an overview of what updates in this release best energize this tool, such as enhancements made to:
• Solution History
• Fluid Network Creation
• Database Management
• GPU & Solvers
• And much more
Michael Griesi, Lead Electromagnetics Engineer, PADT
Whether leveraging improved workflows or leading-edge capabilities with Ansys 2021 R1, teams are tackling design challenges head on, eliminating the need to make costly workflow tradeoffs, developing next-generation innovations with increased speed and significantly enhancing productivity, all in order to deliver high-quality products to market faster than ever.
When it comes to high frequency electromagnetics, Ansys 2021 R1 delivers a plethora of groundbreaking enhancements. Ansys HFSS Mesh Fusion enables simulation of large, never before possible electromagnetic systems with efficiency and scalability. This release also allows for encrypted 3D components supported in HFSS 3D Layout for PCBs, IC packages and IC designs to enable suppliers to share detailed 3D component designs for creating highly accurate simulations.
Join PADT's Lead Electromagnetics Engineer and high frequency expert Michael Griesi for a presentation on updates made to the Ansys HF suite in the 2021 R1 release, including advancements for:
• Electronics Desktop
• And much more
Sina Ghods, Senior Simulation Support & Application Engineer, PADT, Inc.
From small to mid-sized companies to global organizations, companies of every size seek new ways for pioneering breakthrough innovations that are safer and more reliable to win the race to market. Ansys 2021 R1 delivers significant improvements in simulation technology together with nearly unlimited computing power to help engineers across all industries reimagine product design and achieve product development goals that were previously thought impossible.
For fluids simulation in this release, products can be designed faster than ever before, thanks to major physics and productivity enhancements that build upon the already powerful workflow and meshing capabilities. Join PADT's Senior Simulation Support & Application Engineer and fluids expert Sina Ghods for a look at what's new in this release including:
Pam Waterman, Application Engineer, 3D Printing Support - PADT
Additive Manufacturing has profoundly impacted all aspects of manufacturing. With the ability to increase speed-to-market, lower production costs, and customize specialty parts, it continues to fuel innovation.
Manufacturing jigs, fixtures, and other tooling accounts for more than 20% of all end-use parts produced with 3D printing today. Yet, without tools that make the design of custom jigs and fixtures simpler, many users are kept from reaching the full benefits of Additive Manufacturing on the factory floor.
One tool that is helping engineers bypass this roadblock is the latest collaborative effort from Stratasys and nTopology, the FDM Fixture Generator.
This innovative software tool allows you to automate the design of 3D printed jigs & fixtures. Generate custom designs and streamline operations on your factory floor without spending time in CAD. Ready to print with a few clicks.
Join Sam Kratky from nTopology and Pam Waterman from PADT to learn more about FDM Fixture Generator and how it stands to disrupt the manufacturing environment.
Josh Stout, Application & Support Engineer, Systems, PADT
Simulation is becoming an integral part of our customers’ product development processes, and new horizons await. By combining different physics into a multidisciplinary approach, phenomena can be investigated more holistically and optimized to a greater degree. Additionally, simulation processes can be standardized and shared across teams, allowing simulation novices to gain more direct access to simulation.
Time-consuming manual searches for the best and most robust design configuration can now be accelerated by adding state-of-the-art algorithms for design exploration, optimization, robustness and reliability analysis. Through the power of interactive visualization and artificial intelligence technologies, engineers and designers can gain a better understanding of their design and make the right decisions in less time.
The process integration and design optimization solution that enables all the above is Ansys optiSLang.
Join PADT's Mechanical Application Engineer and Systems Expert Josh Stout for an exploration of this interconnected tool and what new capabilities are available in it's 2020 R2 release.
Ansys Motion, now in the Mechanical interface, is a third generation engineering solution based on an advanced multibody dynamics solver that enables fast and accurate analysis of rigid and flexible bodies and gives an accurate evaluation of physical events through the analysis of the mechanical system as a whole.
Ansys Motion uses four tightly integrated solving schemes (rigid body, flexible body, modal & meshfree EasyFlex) that give the user unparalleled capabilities to analyze in any combination imaginable. Large assemblies with millions of degrees of freedom can be studied with the effects of flexibility and contact included. With an integration into Mechanical, users can take advantage of multi-use models resulting in substantial time savings.
Join PADT's Senior Staff Technologist, Jim Peters for an exploration of what this tool has to offer, and how seamlessly it integrates with the Ansys Mechanical interface.
The Ansys finite element solvers enable a breadth and depth of capabilities unmatched by anyone in the world of computer-aided simulation. Thermal, Structural, Acoustic, Piezoelectric, Electrostatic and Circuit Coupled Electromagnetics are just an example of what can be simulated. Regardless of the type of simulation, each model is represented by a powerful scripting language, the Ansys Parametric Design Language (APDL).
APDL is the foundation for all sophisticated features, many of which are not exposed in the Workbench Mechanical user interface. It also offers many conveniences such as parameterization, macros, branching and looping, and complex math operations. All these benefits are accessible within the Ansys Mechanical APDL user interface.
Join PADT's Simulation Support Manager, Ted Harris for a look at what's new for MAPDL in Ansys 2020 R2, regarding:
Robert McCathren, Application Engineer, PADT, Inc.
When customers evaluate products, the overall look and details can make all the difference. Ansys physics-based imaging, photonics and illumination software streamlines the design process, so you can better understand how your product will look and operate under real-world lighting and usage conditions. Whether you are designing a TV screen, street lighting network, smart headlight, head-up display or interior mood lighting in an automobile, Ansys optical simulation software helps you make your design more efficient and appealing.
Optical sensors are the eyes of any intelligent system, and Ansys physics-based simulations can help you assess raw signals from camera and lidar systems in their operating environments. You can post-process the simulated data to optimize sensor layout on vehicles in dynamic driving conditions.
Ansys 2020 R2 empowers Ansys SPEOS users to go further than ever before with enhancements that improve the handling of complex sensors, project preview and computation.
- Highly accurate camera models drastically improve camera simulation experience
- A new version of the SPEOS Live Preview increases accuracy, enables faster simulation times when using light sources and provides nearly real-time review
- 4X faster simulation setup thanks to optimized GUI
Join PADT's Application Engineer Robert McCathren for a first hand look at the capabilities of optical simulation, followed by what's available for SPEOS in the Ansys 2020 R2 update.
Robert McCathren, Application Engineer, PADT, Inc.
The Ansys Discovery suite of tools allows engineers to improve their 3D design capabilities, by increasing productivity, improving product quality, and spurring innovation. Explore ideas, iterate and innovate with unprecedented speed early in your design process with Ansys 3D design software. Delve deeper into design details, refine concepts and perform multiple physics simulations to better account for real-world behaviors.
In the Ansys 2020 R2, users can explore large design spaces and answer critical design questions early in the product design process without waiting days or weeks for traditional simulation results. Additionally, these tools have been upgraded to support concept modeling and model prep for importing modified CAD geometry, auto-skinning topology optimization results from Ansys Mechanical for automated geometry reconstruction, and so much more.
Join PADT's Application Engineer Robert McCathren for a look at 3D product design and updates for Ansys Discovery AIM, Live, and SpaceClaim in 2020 R2.
When it comes to tools that are effective for running explicit simulation, there is nothing more commonly used than Ansys LS-DYNA. This program is capable of simulating the response of materials to short periods of severe loading and has many elements, contact formulations, material models and other controls that can be used to simulate complex models with control over all the details of the problem.
LS-DYNA has a vast array of capabilities to simulate extreme deformation problems using its explicit solver. Though this, engineers can tackle simulations involving material failure and examine how it progresses through a part or an entire system. Models with large amounts of parts or surfaces interacting with each other can also be easily handled through this tool, as well as the accurate modeling of interactions and load passing between complex behaviors.
Join PADT's Senior Staff Technologist Jim Peters for an examination of this simulation tool, along with a look at some exciting new features available in Ansys 2020 R2.
Steven Kjar, Design Engineer - BioProduction Division, Thermo Fisher Scientific
Join PADT and Thermo Fisher Scientific's Steven Kjar for a presentation on the use of additive manufacturing in the development process for pharmaceutical equipment.
Historically additive manufacturing has had a limited role within companies who supply to the biopharmaceutical industry due to the industry’s requirements on materials and practices. Stainless steel components are typically used and switching over to the implementation of plastic-based materials used in additive manufacturing was a major undertaking.
Not only do the advanced manufacturing process capabilities of Stratasys 3D printers make for a worthy solution, the company also produces a variety of composite materials that can operate within a bioreactor due to their unique characteristics.
Register now to learn more about this incredibly unique application.
About Steven Kjar: Steven has attended many colleges and universities while developing skills, including Snow College, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, University of Washington, and Penn State. After a long search for the perfect career, he found his passion in mechanical engineering with a focus on 3D printing. Steven currently working at Thermo Fisher Scientific as a mechanical engineer in R&D. As part of his responsibilities he has been entrusted with the development of an additive manufacturing program for Thermo Fisher in Logan, Utah, and has spent six years building a 3D printing lab that is now capable of producing ISO13485 compliant parts.
Steven wants to move to the next challenge of producing additively manufactured parts for end use; parts produced to reduce cost, serve a custom purpose, or to make life better for others.
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