ANSYS Debuts ANSYS 2019 R1

With ANSYS 2019 R1, engineers can iterate concepts, simulate results and validate designs faster and easier without sacrificing power or accuracy, the company reports.

With ANSYS 2019 R1, engineers can iterate concepts, simulate results and validate designs faster and easier without sacrificing power or accuracy, the company reports.

ANSYS offers new functionalities with its newly released ANSYS 2019 R1.

“ANSYS’ multiphysics solutions enable engineers to keep pace with increasing demands despite decreasing budgets, training and timelines,” says Shane Emswiler, vice president and general manager for ANSYS electronics, fluids and mechanical business units at ANSYS. “With the unparalleled improvements in ANSYS 2019 R1, ANSYS ushers in the next generation of Pervasive Engineering Simulation and enables engineers at every level to adopt simulation more seamlessly across the entire product lifecycle.”

With ANSYS 2019 R1, engineers can iterate concepts, simulate results and validate designs faster and easier without sacrificing power or accuracy, the company reports.

Highlights of the release include the following:

A new user experience: ANSYS 2019 R1 introduces a new ANSYS Fluent user experience built on top of its solver that improves the workflow process. There's a complete, single window solution within ANSYS Fluent, offering speed and simplicity. The new experience streamlines the ANSYS Fluent workflow for generating a mesh from imported computer-aided designs and removes usability barriers for common tasks.

User-focused enhancements enable more problem-solving. Task-based workflows with parallel processing can now be used to generate Mosaic-enabled Poly-Hexcore meshes up to 10x faster so users can complete more simulations in less time.

New Product Line

New to the ANSYS portfolio, ANSYS Motion is a multibody dynamics (MBD) solution. Developed by South Korea's Virtual Motion, Inc., ANSYS is now making this technology available to its global users. The third-generation MBD solver offers a full suite of dynamic capabilities for both rigid and flexible bodies. The product line features an extensive range of powerful application-based toolkits— enabling users to model complex mechanisms, including drive systems and vehicle handling.

Next-Generation Capabilities for Electronics

New offerings in the electronics and electromagnetics suite include EMI Scanner, electromigration analysis and noise-vibration-harshness (NVH) capabilities. EMI Scanner is a new feature within ANSYS SIwave and ANSYS HFSS that can quickly identify areas of potential electromagnetic interference on users’ printed circuit board designs prior to simulation . In ANSYS SIwave, electromigration analysis enables users to predict mean time to failure for on-chip and advanced electronic packaging structures. NVH is a new workflow that includes ANSYS Maxwell, ANSYS Mechanical and the acoustic solver coupled together through ANSYS Workbench. The workflow calculates the electromagnetic noise of a machine when it vibrates due to electromagnetic forces.

Structural Analysis Efficiency

A new solver advancement significantly improves how users solve assemblies with contacts. ANSYS Mechanical also adds thermal compliance to its built-in topology optimization capabilities.

ANSYS Mechanical accurately solves difficult, nonlinear mechanical problems. Enhancements in fatigue crack growth and nonlinear solver re-meshing to solve highly deforming geometries mean more complicated models can be solved. 

Metal Additive Manufacturing Solutions

ANSYS provides a simulation solution for metal additive manufacturing (AM). The newly released ANSYS Additive Science delivers an exploratory environment for engineers to determine process parameters for metal AM machines and materials — helping users understand how changes to machine parameters affect meltpool sizes and material porosity. Within the existing tools, ANSYS Additive Print widens the range for supported materials. ANSYS Workbench Additive increases accuracy while maintaining reasonable model sizes through a new meshing option—layered tetrahedral elements.

Enhanced Embedded Software

The embedded software suite brings new and enhanced capabilities for automotive applications, including autonomous vehicles, for multicore code generation and testing. The enhanced workflows and features empower users to design and deliver safety-critical products faster with less engineering effort and reduced cost and time to certification, regardless of industry.

Improvements to SCADE Suite for automotive applications make it simpler and faster to comply with industry standards like AUTOSAR and ISO 26262 when developing model-based systems and software for autonomous vehicles.

Enabling Safer Systems

In the systems suite, ANSYS VRXPERIENCE integrates two new camera models enabling users to test the perception algorithm in night driving conditions. VRXPERIENCE also includes advanced simulation of scenarios with traffic and vehicle dynamic for head lamps, sensors and HMI use cases, and the product now contains a SCADE plug-in interface allowing users to get faster rapid prototypes for lighting or ADAS control laws.

Optical Updates

In the optical suite, ANSYS SPEOS strengthens predictive design capabilities for creating, testing and validating a virtual design in a fast iteration loop. ANSYS SPEOS also ensures compliance with international standards and regulations including SAE International, the International Electrotechnical Commission and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The ANSYS SPEOS Head-Up Design and Analysis add-on enables users to anticipate and simulate perception issues like blurry images at a very early development stage.

Expanded Physics Capabilities in 3D Design

In the 3D design suite, ANSYS adds topology optimization to ANSYS Discovery Live. ANSYS Discovery AIM expands its physics capabilities by adding a random vibration solution. Engineers can now observe the likelihood of a certain displacement or stress due to excitation within a range. ANSYS DiscoveryTM SpaceClaim now includes two beta features targeted at creating and parameterizing any concept model by including sketch constraints and feature tracking.

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