ANSYS Spurs Productivity with Release 19

06 February 2018

The next generation of the ANSYS engineering simulation software is designed to simplify workflows and ensure accurate results, enabling users to deliver innovative products while reducing costs and time to market.

Products are becoming more complicated as the digital and physical worlds continue to merge, ANSYS explains. Companies are faced with unrelenting pressure to drive innovation and increase product quality while reducing cycle times, costs and risk. ANSYS 19 is designed to help engineers manage complexity and enhance productivity, empowering users to provide more accurate answers across the broadest range of applications.

“With the digital revolution accelerating the pace of disruption and product innovation, engineers must overcome extraordinarily sophisticated design and engineering challenges to deliver breakthrough products faster than ever,” says Eric Bantegnie, Vice President and General Manager, Systems Business Unit, ANSYS. “With ANSYS 19, engineers can use simulation pervasively to tame complexity and spur innovation at every level, resulting in the next generation of smarter, more cutting-edge products.”

As aerospace and automotive vehicles become more autonomous, the applications used in these industries become more complex, requiring multirate capabilities. Multirate applications are common in embedded software but come with challenges that must be performed manually, including data handling between functions at different rates and scheduling these functions for execution. With ANSYS 19, the multirate application support in the embedded suite provides a seamless flow to capture and verify multirate application architecture in an application code that is portable, qualifiable and certified – enabling faster times to certification and qualification.

In the 3D design suite, ANSYS 19 is said to empower engineers at every level to explore new design spaces with simulation, regardless of their experience level. With ANSYS 19, engineers can produce lighter weight, stronger designs in a shorter amount of time through enhancements in topology optimisation. ANSYS now provides shape optimisation updates while solving – providing engineers additional control over the final design in a shorter amount of time. Printing enhancements also enable users to more quickly smooth, repair and optimise topology optimised shapes for downstream use.

"Reducing vehicle fuel consumption and emissions are top priorities for the automotive industry, and reducing vehicle weight is one of the most effective ways to achieve those goals," states Sachin Hardikar, CAE Engineer at KSR International. "KSR International engineers used the ANSYS topology optimisation solution to largely automate the process of redesigning a brake pedal to reduce its weight. Using ANSYS, we reduced structural optimisation time from seven to two days, while achieving a 21% weight saving, which is considerably more than could have been accomplished using conventional methods. ANSYS 19 will help us continue to achieve substantial weight savings without having to invest significant engineering resources."

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