ANSYS 18.1 expands engineering simulation
ANSYS, Inc. announced the release of ANSYS 18.1, which is intended to help engineers create products quicker and easier. The latest version builds upon the digital exploration and digital prototyping capabilities of ANSYS 18.
Highlights of the release include:
- Faster, higher fidelity for large-scale fluid simulations: In the fluids suite, ANSYS 18.1 delivers faster, higher fidelity. It also provides further improvements to workflow and meshing that enables novice users to quickly become productive while providing new opportunities for experienced users.
- Ease of use and workflow enhancements for optimized structural designs: In the structures suite, ANSYS 18.1 has added new capabilities within its topology optimization technology to analyze complex materials and optimize designs. Users can now combine load cases from modal and static structural analysis to look at designs that meet frequency and structural requirements.
- Faster, easier analysis for electromagnetic product design: ANSYS 18.1 expands its noise-vibration-harshness (NVH) analysis in the electromagnetics suite to include both magnetostriction and induced magnetostriction effects. This greatly enhances the accuracy of NVH studies of electrical machines and transformers.
- ANSYS AIM pushes digital exploration capabilities: ANSYS AIM further expands the landscape for digital exploration in ANSYS 18.1 with enhancements across all physics. Built for design engineers on ANSYS' proven solver technology, AIM now supports fluid simulations through porous media, such as filters, perforated plates, packed beds and flow distributors.
- ANSYS SpaceClaim continues to streamline modeling tasks: 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 powerful scripting functionality and interactive features to the SpaceClaim user interface.