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ANSYS Skills Development & Gap

ansysSimuTech Group is introducing two new concept courses for advanced ANSYS training: Gap Training and Skills Development Training. These courses are designed to elevate the daily use of ANSYS FEA and CFD software to the highest possible level.



 ANSYS ICEPAK 13.0 is now part of SimuTech’s analytical tool kit. It is an application-specific CFD code, intended primarily for analysis of heat transfer and fluid flow in electronic equipment. ICEPAK is often considered to be a subset of the ANSYS FLUENT general purpose code, running on the FLUENT solver.


One-Way FSI: Hawk Missile

FSI Hawk MissileThe Hawk medium range surface-to-air missile was used by the US military for over 30 years.  During missile development it is common to use CFD to model the external pressure forces on the missile body and fins.  SimuTech recently demonstrated one-way fluid-structure interaction (FSI) with the new release of ANSYS Workbench 13.0.


ANSYS 13.0 Released

ansysANSYS 13.0 was released in November and is now available for download on the
ANSYS Customer Portal.

If you want to receive an ANSYS 13.0 installation kit on DVD, please contact your local SimuTech office to purchase your DVD.

In support of the ANSYS 13.0 release, SimuTech will be hosting a number of local Users Group meetings in the coming months.  These meeting will discuss the new features and enhancements included in ANSYS 13.0.

SimuTech Group Hosts ASME Ontario Chapter Seminar on ANSYS

ASME logo

Last year, SimuTech’s Toronto office was approached by the Ontario chapter of ASME to give an overview of the ANSYS software capability.  A seminar was arranged for the afternoon of January 12th.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate, and a winter storm rolled through in the morning. Still 20 diehard people came out.


ANSYS Fluent 13.0

Fluent 13.0ANSYS FLUENT software is fully integrated into the ANSYS Workbench environment in Release 13.0

Its adaptive architecture enables you to easily set up any problem from standard flow analysis to complex interacting systems with simple drag-and-drop operations.  ANSYS FLUENT and the Workbench GUI allow the easy analysis of multiple design points and ability to compare several design cases.  You can take advantage of the robust bidirectional CAD connections, advanced geometry & meshing tools and CFD-Post by running FLUENT under the Workbench environment.


Quality Assurance

ISO9001As part of our customer’s design/development processes, SimuTech Group follows a Quality Assurance Plan consistent with ISO9001 standards.  While there is considerable “engineering judgment” applied in most of the consulting services provided to clients, all of these projects follow a defined framework of procedures – including qualification requirements, technical peer review, and documentation.

ANSYS 13 Preview 3

ansysANSYS, Inc.  has been working hard on the development of ANSYS 13 and is pleased to announce that the ANSYS 13 Preview 3 is now available for your review! You are invited to download and try out this preview.

By using this preview you can start to familiarize yourself with the new features coming in ANSYS 13, so that you are ready when it is released. Furthermore, your feedback will help us to ensure a high quality release. We are sure that you will be just as excited about the many new features in this release as we are.

ANSYS TECS Policy Changes


An important note to our valued ANSYS TECS (Technical Enhancement and Customer Support) customers:

On July 1, 2010, ANSYS, Inc. implemented an escalating Late Fee policy on annual TECS renewals.

Your TECS renewal Quotation will provide the details; contact your renewal representative with any questions.

Avoid unnecessary costs … process your renewal as early as possible prior to your TECS expiration date!

Testing Services - Strain Measurement

strain gageStrain measurement provides valuable insight into the response of structures to static and dynamic loads, and is essential tool for validating modeling assumptions about loading as well as boundary conditions, geometry, and material properties. Experimental strain information can be used to ‘calibrate’ a finite element model when the load amplitude is unknown. When an analyst is confident about all model parameters except the load amplitude, measured strain values from strain gages such as the one shown below at one or two locations (not necessarily the peak strain location) on the structure can be used to scale the entire the entire strain contour. With this calibration technique, strain (and therefore stress) levels can be accurately determined at any location on the structure including inaccessible places where direct strain measurement is not possible.


ANSYS High Performance Computing (HPC)

hpcMoore’s law is not dead.  Many people incorrectly state that Moore’s Law is related to CPU clock speed, but it is related to transistor density.  CPU clock speeds impact us all.  So while clock speeds have hit a ceiling of sorts <4 GHz, the computing power has continued to increase.  Part of this increase is due to multi-cores on a single die (chip or package) and to higher clock speed DDR3 memory (>1333 MHz).  Coupled with ANSYS software improvements, MPI (MPICH2, HP-MPI, Intel-MPI, etc.), robust and low-latency interconnects (Infiniband, 10GigE, etc.) and PC Hardware, the use of multicore processing is a robust way of drastically reducing product development cycle time, or increasing the design confidence or robustness in a given amount of time (vs. single core).  The utilization of ANSYS multi-core licenses is a relatively simple method for achieving these improvements.  All of ANSYS products scale with parallel processing.  The scaling does vary by problem, by physics, and of course it depends on your HW.