ANSYS AIM allowed UEL to run multiphysics analysis of heat transfer for a new engine where testing of prototypes would usually be the method used. The engine is still in early stages but dozens of analyses have been run, steering the project in its direction. What AIM offered over other platforms was a relatively cheap but powerful solver which is very intuitive. The addition of finning to the engine housing is currently set to reduce the maximum housing temperature by up to 51% and not a single prototype has been manufactured yet.
Wilde’s integrated scope of material testing, material modelling and model validation provides an excellent base for our FE analysis, allowing our in-house analysis team to focus on providing high-quality analysis of our products.