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Will ANSYS Mechanical Release 15 satisfy technical user expectations?
Discussion and final considerations at the ANSYS Mechanical meeting

Will ANSYS Mechanical Release 15 satisfy technical user expectations? Discussion and final considerations at the ANSYS Mechanical meeting

Every year, at the conclusion of the International CAE Conference, the use of ANSYS Mechanical by Italian engineers is reviewed. Many interesting inferences may be made from considering parameters such as the number of attendees, quality of technical presentations and, from the software provider's viewpoint, the ability of the latest release to satisfy the technical expectations of each participant.
This year there were 103 attendees during the ANSYS Mechanical session, the vast majority remaining until the final presentation.  The overall conclusion was of a positive correlation between users' demands, code capabilities and the technical requirements of the engineering challenges presented. The "leitmotif" of these presentations is their organization around individual special features of the ANSYS code: each presenter is a veteran ANYS user who has been chosen because of their ability to present a detailed technical solution and the benefit that was obtained. The first speech focused on the general state of art of the ANSYS Mechanical code and the development guidelines that were introduced by ANSYS to ensure the spirit of renewal which characterizes the continuous improvement of the code in spite its 'seasoned' technology. Five pillars form the basis of these developments, leading to release 14.5 and further exposed in released 15. These are HPC (High Performance Computing) technology, ACT (the ANSYS Customization Tool), significant improvements in meshing performance, multi-physics, and new technologies in fatigue and fracture mechanics. Ing Santucci from Ansaldo and ing Perna from EnginSoft showed their presentation on huge use of HPC, revealing an innovative software-hardware structured approach that has already made a major impact on Ansaldo productivity.
Ing Cova from Sacmi demonstrated the utilization of ACT to incorporate a customized tool into the ANSYS environment to deal with specific issues in ceramic material behavior. Ing Mechi of Continental has introduced an interesting discussion about ANSYS capabilities in fatigue analysis, with reference to the features of the nCode software, raising various questions about its detailed usage. Ing Biondi of Ansaldo presented an interesting analysis of a turbo alternator that linked a determination of its magnetic field with the resulting structural stress field analysis arising from the resulting Maxwell forces. Other presentations from ing. Gardi from Cira, ing Bistolfi from Franco Tosi Meccanica, ing Raffaelli from INFN and ing Pacieri from Umbra Cuscinetti shared some common points characterized by challenging meshing requirements and demanding algorithm expectations. Together, they demonstrated that the powerful capabilities of ANSYS in each of these areas have enabled them to identify good technical solutions during the development of their products.
Finally, as the ANSYS Technical Organizer, I want to thank all the attendees and speakers for their reciprocal contributions. I would further like to remind you that we will continue to share with you all of the continuing and dynamic innovation within the ANSYS product family through our extensive programme of webinars and courses in our different competence centers.
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For more information:
Roberto Gonella – EnginSoft