ANSYS 18.1 Includes Features to Simulate More and Faster

Latest release aims to boost design productivity and optimization, according to the company.

The new release of ANSYS 18.1. continues to build upon the digital exploration and digital prototyping capabilities released in ANSYS 18, enabling organizations to simulate more upfront and limit costly late-stage design changes, ANSYS reports.

In the fluids suite, ANSYS 18.1 is built to generate faster, higher fidelity simulations, the company reports. Turbomachinery designers can now reduce problem size and time to convergence radial turbomachinery simulations when they apply complex vibrational modes from a cyclic modal analysis to CFX flutter analysis, according to the company.

In the structures suite, ANSYS 18.1 has added new capabilities within its topology optimization technology to analyze complex materials and optimize designs making it easier for organizations to manufacture products. Improved high-performance computing capabilities enable users to design products smarter and faster early on in the design process, according to the company.

In the electromagnetics suite. ANSYS 18.1 expands its noise-vibration-harshness (NVH) analysis to include both magnetostriction and induced magnetostriction effects. Also, ANSYS 18.1 is enhanced with new a characteristic mode analysis solver. This new capability enables electronics designers to study antenna placement and antenna synthesis for devices such as a smart watch, mobile phones and Internet of Things devices.

ANSYS AIM further expands the landscape for digital exploration in ANSYS 18.1 with a enhancements across all physics, according to the company. AIM now supports fluid simulations through porous media, such as filters, perforated plates, packed beds and flow distributors.

ANSYS SpaceClaim continues to build upon its optimization tools for additive manufacturing in ANSYS 18.1. Enhanced infill structures capabilities enable users to increase design strength without sacrificing weight in their product design. This latest release also brings the scripting functionality and interactive features to the SpaceClaim user interface. Improvements have also been made to the shared topology method.

For more info, visit ANSYS.

Sources: Press materials received from the company.

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