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Video: Use Simulation Early In The Product Development Process
"With the latest version of Ansys AIM 17.2, companies can find suitable product designs more quickly by using simulation earlier, identify necessary design changes in good time and reduce the cost of prototypes," emphasizes Walid Abu-Hadba, Ansys' chief product officer. “With the new functionalities now available in AIM, engineers can also predict the real behavior of their products even better under different operating conditions. This increases productivity and speeds up the development process."
Predict real behavior
AIM is a simulation tool with easy-to-use workflows, which enables every engineer to test their developments in advance. It delivers exact simulation results in numerous physical disciplines. The user-friendly simulation environment from AIM requires only a minimum of training and allows developers to use simulation quickly and productively. AIM helps engineers make informed decisions right at the beginning of the product lifecycle that minimize the need for subsequent improvements.
Ansys AIM: Product simulation for every engineer
Highlights of the new Ansys AIM 17.2 version include:
Improvements for thermal management:
The optimization of heat conduction and the minimization of thermal loads are critical design aspects in many industrial applications, for example in heat exchangers, motor components and electronic circuits. Precise predictions of temperature distribution and heat conduction in fluids and solids are important in order to be able to precisely predict the behavior and the thermal stability of a design. The new version of AIM enables these predictions with further developed models and functions for combined analysis of the temperature fields in fluids and thermal stresses in solids. In addition, dynamic behavior and heat sources are now available for the analysis of fluids and the coupled heat transfer,so that features such as current sources in electronic circuits as well as fans and filters can now be modeled in simulations.
Optimized screw connections:
Screw connections between components are important elements in constructions and machines. A precise simulation of the tightening sequences and the resulting contact forces as well as sliding stresses between the parts is required to accurately predict the structural behavior of the screw connections. Ansys AIM 17.2 offers new options for optimizing screw connections, with which designers can correctly model loads and tightening sequences for structural assemblies.
Many industry leaders are now working to improve their development processes by having developers run simulations early. It is often necessary for developers to pass on their models to analysts who carry out further simulations or validate the results. Using the capabilities of the Ansys Workbench platform, AIM now enables optimal collaboration and exchange between developers and simulation analysts by simply dragging and dropping AIM simulation models into the Ansys Mechanical environment.
"Our customers benefit from the rapid further development of Ansys AIM, as additional applications are supported with every new version," concludes Walid Abu-Hadba. (mz)
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