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Video: Like An IPhone For Simulation
Ansys AIM fulfills user requests. The value of the simulation arises when it is used early in the development process so that concepts can be checked and evaluated. The idea behind AIM is that the focus is on the product to be developed and not on the simulation software. That is why the focus is on easy, intuitive access and the support of multiphysical simulations. The user does not necessarily have to be a well-known calculation specialist. With AIM, a user who has previously only dealt with structural mechanics can also incorporate the flow and develop into a generalist who can comprehensively analyze and evaluate a design idea.
So it's not an entry-level solution, is it?
Not only - it's simulation for everyone: We are all happy about an I-Phone that simply works and does what it should. Everyone feels comfortable with it. I myself am a structural mechanic. For me, AIM was like a revelation: suddenly I finally had the opportunity to include currents - without any hurdles. The opportunity was suddenly available to me. And that's exactly what we see with our customers: AIM opens a door for specialists to expand themselves and their knowledge. In the next step, a specialist is also able to multiply his knowledge on a platform like AIM.
How is knowledge multiplied by software?
Templates, i.e. best practices, are integrated in the software. First of all, there are procedures that are considered to be the industry standard because the engineers have been simulating this for decades and the experienced user simply knows some things. So these are best practices that can also be performed by the software. This guides the user through the process. First he chooses his task, for example fluid mechanics. AIM then asks about the geometry and then prepares the process. Then the user is asked about the boundary conditions of the simulation, AIM always provides suggestions. In this way, the user receives security when carrying out the simulation. On the other hand, users can also create such templates themselves. For example, it’s about evaluation
routines, that is, standard evidence that always arises. For example, every calculation for a flange does not have to be carried out by the calculation specialist. This process can also be automated - the user enters the required values and then the calculation runs automatically. This means that standardized simulation tasks can also be carried out by colleagues. This is a multiplication of knowledge by spreading it out.
What options are available for modeling?
The term Swiss Army Knife applies here: Spaceclaim integrates a fully-fledged CAD system. But in design it is often important to stay in your own CAD system due to the dependencies and parameters. That is why there are direct interfaces for the common CAD programs.
The charm of this interface is that it works bidirectionally: This way, automatic optimizations can also be carried out. So the user can say: Set the geometry so that a certain goal, for example in terms of efficiency or weight, is achieved. From this variation and the what-if scenarios, the user generates a great deal of knowledge about the actual product behavior and functionality. The space of all possible design variants is spanned using these variable parameters. The user can then be shown how his system behaves in the entire design space. So there are many, many axes of knowledge that are now easily visible in AIM.
For which tasks is Ansys AIM suitable?
The software covers the three domains of structural mechanics, flow and electromagnetism. There is also the coupling of the domains. Let's take a cooling phenomenon as an example. So flow and temperature interact with each other; In addition, the temperature also interacts with the structural mechanics, so that thermal expansion then occurs - AIM provides the tools for all disciplines in a uniform surface. I think AIM is the tool where the word is interdisciplinarily filled with life.
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So the charm of AIM is the combination of easy access and technology?
Yes, AIM is an environment that always works the same, all in one place. But it is 100% Ansys Mechanical, Maxwell and CFD. So the solvers that have been validated for decades.
When is it worth using the simulation solution?
German industry is aware that simulation is the key to efficient product development - our customers know that simulation enables them to react to any changes at any time, long before the prototype is available. But you also want security: Use simulation productively as quickly as possible. Control costs for personnel, hardware and software. We address all of this at Cadfem. Ansys AIM is affordable, flexible, easily accessible and enables know-how to be built up with the existing team. In combination with the Cadfem offer - i.e. flexible licensing and hardware concepts as well as project support and training - I gain security. The use of the simulation solution is now worthwhile for every product developer,who wants to govern flexibly and quickly.
Thank you very much, Mr. Vidal.