Latest release expands multiphysics coupling and interoperability with engineering tools
PITTSBURGH, August 22, 2016 – Engineers can now create next-generation products easier, faster and more economically with advances across the ANSYS engineering simulation portfolio. Available today, ANSYS 17.2 offers a wealth of new functionality, including enhanced multiphysics coupling, new workflows for antenna design and automated temperature characteristics for electric machines.
The latest version of the ANSYS portfolio also enables engineers to combine advanced simulation technology across the portfolio or enlist external tools to address the complex engineering challenges inherent in today’s smart and connected products.
“ANSYS 17.2 marks another milestone in the 45-year history of engineering simulation,” said Walid Abu-Hadba, chief product officer, ANSYS. “This latest release of our simulation portfolio has new functionality that engineers in virtually every industry can benefit from. We continue to push the technology curve with multiphysics to accurately predict how products will behave in the real world, while continuing to increase the openness and interoperability of our platform with standard engineering tools.”
Highlights of this release include:
Fast, Accurate ANSYS Combustion Modeling Now Compatible with GT-Suite 2016
Powertrain designers will be able to use ANSYS 17.2 to better evaluate and optimize their products for fuel effects, efficiency, knocking and emissions.
ANSYS Chemkin-Pro, the gold standard for simulating complex chemical reactions for combustion systems, now adds plug-in compatibility with Gamma Technologies GT-Suite 2016. Through Chemkin-Pro, GT-SUITE users can gain access to detailed and validated reaction mechanisms in ANSYS Model Fuel Library. Users can employ this library as an alternative to the standard GT-SUITE models, when optimizing their internal combustion engines for fuel effects, efficiency, knocking and emissions.
Model-Based Software Development for Mission and Safety-Critical Applications
ANSYS model-based software development technologies have kept in step with increasing demands and certification standards for mission- and safety-critical applications across the automotive, rail, aerospace and energy industries. ANSYS 17.2 includes a complete workflow from software requirements through software design and code generation and ultimately to software testing and verification that has been expanded from C to also support Ada certified code generation for DO-178C, IEC 61508, EN 50128 and ISO 26262. Improved links to IBM DOORS and Dassault Systèmes Reqtify requirements management tools enable ANSYS SCADE solutions to be easily incorporated into existing workflows.
Also available with ANSYS 17.2 is a new SCADE Test environment capability to automate the testing of embedded displays and to provide enhanced support of hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing with National Instruments Veristand and AUTOSAR system design import capabilities.
Enhanced Workflow for Antenna Design and Large 3-D Field Simulations
To meet the growing demand of wireless devices and the Internet of Things, ANSYS 17.2 delivers several advancements for antenna design and antenna placement. A new streamlined interface between ANSYS HFSS and ANSYS HFSS SBR+ (formerly Savant) enables antenna designs created in HFSS to easily be imported to the HFSS SBR+ advanced shooting and bouncing ray solver to validate the design and placement of the antenna.
Thermal Analysis for Upfront Electric Machine and Electro-Mechanical Design
Electrical machine designers can now evaluate cooling strategies thanks to enhancements in the ANSYS Maxwell-to-ANSYS Icepak interface. ANSYS RMxprt, the electrical machine synthesis tool in Maxwell, can now output the machine geometry and temperature characteristics of the materials used in the design. This eliminates the user requirement to manually add the temperature characteristics before doing the thermal simulation in Icepak.
ANSYS Workbench – One Platform Accelerating the Pace of Innovation
The ANSYS Workbench platform continues to unify the broad portfolio of ANSYS simulation technologies and tightly integrates the new capabilities available in this release. This allows simulation experts across domains to work more seamlessly together and also for expert and non-expert users to apply simulation coherently from concept to detailed design.
In addition, Workbench adds new features for increasing customization and integration, allowing for tailor made workflows across the enterprise, integration with other engineering platforms and tools, as well as secure data management. This enables simulation to adapt to customer’s individual processes and cross-functional collaboration, significantly reducing development costs and time to market.
More details on ANSYS 17.2 are available at ansys.com/17