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Ansys 2022 R1 Release Highlights

Elevate Engineering Design | 2022 Product Releases & Updates

 

Ansys software and services reduce obstacles to enable customers to solve today’s complex engineering challenges. Engineering simulation has expanded beyond highly specialised experts and into mainstream product design and development, enabling more companies to save time, reduce costs, and innovate.

At the same time, engineering complexity has skyrocketed, requiring organisations to scale like never before, driving demand for advanced computing resources and cross-discipline engineering solutions. The new products, technologies, and tools that makeup Ansys 2022 R1 enable experts to go deep with custom workflows for industry-specific applications while also extending broad ease-of-use features that turbocharge collaboration across teams.

3D Design

This fast, fault-tolerant approach means that the simulation of heat exchangers, liquid cooling devices, and exhaust systems is now dramatically easier to perform and up to 50x faster allowing testing of more design variations for expanded insight and discovery. Enhancements include:

  • Fast and easy thermal management–Coupled fluid-solid thermal analysis for Live physics allows fast prediction of heat dissipation and transfer under many fluid flow scenarios.
  • Geometry preprocessing –Support for beams and shells, flex cable wrapping, and small units make Discovery a compelling tool for working with a wide range of geometries and use cases 
  • Workflow Innovation –Expanded history tracking, improved hinge and spherical joints, as well as new postprocessing capabilities, such as local slice monitors and interactive probes, accelerate the simulation journey from setup to results.
  • Additional physics –Compressible flow for both Live and High-fidelity physics, temperature-dependent material properties, and 1D springs expand the scope and depth of Discovery’s simulation capabilities.
Ansys 2022 R1: Discovery & Geometry Update

 

 

 

 

 

Acoustics Simulation

For this release, the focus is around improved sound quality and design for our users, including:

  • A colour map display for the ISO 532-1 standard so users can immediately check the time (or RPM) and frequency to ultimately reduce noise annoyance.
  • Fully released FRF (Frequency Response Function) capability allows users to characterize the transfer function of a system by estimating frequency response and minimising the effect of noise at the receiver. Results can be transferred to Fluent to filter a simulation result for a more robust analysis.
  • Optimise acoustic performance and reduce noise annoyance with tonality indicators that can be calculated in display order with the ability to switch order levels. This is especially of interest to customers working with rotating machinery.

Additive Manufacturing 

Every Ansys Mechanical User can now identify and minimize risk for build errors and ensure high-quality parts through process simulation for metal powder bed fusion (PBF), directed energy deposition (DED), and metal binder jetting.

  • Streamline your workflows with directed energy deposition (DED) – introducing DED process simulation to the Ansys Additive Portfolio, providing capabilities from predicting macro-level temperature distortions and stresses to prevent build failures and provide trend data for improving designs for additive manufacturing including part orientation and part build order.
  • Continued improvements for power bed fusion (PBF) process simulation – double the strain generation speed for scan pattern simulations, paired with an expanding material library.
  • Workflow speed improvements – fully threaded solver support, multi-platform additive wizard support, Ansys Mechanical parametric design language (MAPDL) solver enhancements, and now providing a seamless transfer from Ansys Additive Products to Ansys Workbench and Ansys Mechanical.

Autonomous Vehicle Simulation 

You can quickly and easily verify and validate your ADAS/AV feature including sensor (radar, lidar and camera) perception with the driving simulation tool of your choice. And, with new radar and LiDAR functionality, you can validate larger and more complex sensors regardless of GPU constraints.

 

 

Connect

Ansys Connect allows you to create a connected digital thread by connecting various simulation tools and the corresponding assets with each other and with the rest of the product lifecycle ecosystem, such as CAD designs, requirements database, system architecture model, and more.

Highlights include:

  • Ansys optiSLang’s new connectors for LS-Dyna, SpaceClaim, Nastran and ModelCenter, along with the new AI/ML-based optimisation algorithms from Probaligence, enables orchestrated and optimised simulation workflows.
  • Ansys Minerva allows simulation experts to create apps from their simulation automation that nonexperts can take advantage of thus minimising the expertise gap.
  • New in Ansys 2022 R1, Ansys ModelCenter improves the connection between your systems architecture models (SAM) and project requirements to build more accurate simulation models.
  • Ansys Cloud has enhanced admin capabilities that include the ability for admins to create and manage user groups, allocate budgets to company projects, and monitor cloud usage.

Digital Mission Engineering

Ansys 2022 R1 adds an array of new features and performance improvements for analysing and visualising complex systems in the context of your mission in STK, including:

  • Expanded rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) capabilities. STK raises the bar for modelling RPO, adding new curvilinear calculation objects that you can use to compute quantities that are more naturally consistent with a given orbit than previously possible in STK.
  • FMI/FMU compatibility plugin. STK introduces a plugin enabling you to integrate with Ansys physics solvers through FMUs, so you can create a mission simulation that accounts for dynamical characteristics of mechanical, electronic, and fluids subsystems.  
  • Ansys Discovery CAD to STK. STK includes a plugin to Ansys Discovery and Ansys SpaceClaim that provides a seamless method for converting detailed CAD models into the glTF format preferred for STK. You can even imbue these converted models with additional features, such as sensor attachment points, steerable elements, and articulations. 
  • Modelling large constellations. You can now use a satellite collection to represent an entire constellation of satellites as a single object in STK to provide basic visualisation, a minimal memory footprint, and efficiently save and load operations. 

Digital Twin

New features available to enable faster deployment of your digital twin, easier workflows, and Web-App application for online interaction with your model:

  • Powerful enhancements and new capabilities in twin deployment, including the ability to calibrate/tune simulation model parameters so the simulation outputs match data.
  • Develop a quick web application prototype to interact with your simulation.
  • Better Workflow & user experience with Modelica enhancements, saving your development time.
  • A major development in Reduced Order Model (ROM) capability to get better control on your ROM output.

Electronics

  • EMA3D Cable – much faster simulation times at deeper granularity, improved model libraries, and cable harness connectivity enhancements
  • EMA3D Charge – dielectric breakdown simulation, refined meshing, and simulation of radiation-induced ionisation for space applications
  • HFSS – Phi Plus Meshing for 3DIC packaging simulation, modelling of rough surfaces for ADAS, and fast broadband frequency sweeps
  • Icepak – Links to Ansys Redhawk and Ansys Fluent, along with improved multiphysics flows within Ansys Electronics Desktop
  • Maxwell – poly-phase electric machine ROM, Litz wire, and a faster simulation option for systems requiring FEA
  • Motor-CAD – optiSLang interface and NVH assessment
  • SIwave – temperature gradient input from Ansys Icepak and automated functionality when used in HFSS 3D Layout


Electric Machine & Power Electronics

Now all software V&V activities are further accelerated thanks to a unique model coverage assistance capability for both designers and testers.

Enhancements include:

  • New visual identity and UX improvements for SCADE Suite, including new capabilities like Digital Verifier, plus the further expanded AUTOSAR Classic support.
  • Cockpit Display System DO-178C certification guidelines and SCADE Display graphic effects library has been added into SCADE Display.
  • SCADE Architect and Avionics package now has the full support of FACE 3.1 modelling with improved UX in the browser.
  • Model Coverage Assistance and ALM Gateway have been implemented into SCADE Test and SCADE Lifecycle.

Fluids

  • An aerospace-dedicated workspace in Ansys Fluent streamlines external aerodynamics simulations with built-in best practices, optimized solver settings, parametric capabilities, and more.
  • A brand-new Multi-GPU Fluent solver (beta) accelerates steady-state simulations, with results showing 4 high-end GPUs provide the same performance as more than 1,000 CPUs.
  • Efficiently run acoustics simulations in Ansys Fluent with the new sponge layer treatment and perform sophisticated analyses with sound composition and runtime Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) framework.
  • Ansys TurboGrid’s hybrid meshing technology automates the meshing of complex turbomachinery blade designs.
  • Accelerate Ansys Rocky simulations by reducing computation in regions with low particle interaction using a dynamic domain capability.
  • Ansys Forte’s Eulerian two-phase mixture approach to modelling liquids and two-phase mixtures enables quick and accurate simulation of liquid pumps and valves.
Ansys 2022 R1: Fluent Update 
Ansys 2022 R1: Fluent Aerospace Update
Ansys 2022 R1: CFX & Turbogrid Update
Ansys 2022 R1: Fluent Mesh Adaption Update

Materials

For the first time, Ansys Granta MI™ will incorporate Machine Learning capabilities for intelligent additive manufacturing. Optimise the relevant parameters to meet your target criteria to reduce sample manufacture and characterisation of additive materials previously done by trial and error.

  • EMI/EMC, Electric Machine, SI/PI and Thermal engineers using Ansys Electronics Desktop tools can now access Granta MI in their native solvers – with access to a new range of 7,200+ electromagnetic material records. For faster, more accurate and traceable electromagnetic design simulation.
  • The volume of data for additive manufacturing continues to grow. To harness this trend Machine Learning capabilities have been integrated into Granta MI™ for process parameter optimisation, data visualisation and training. Bringing value to sparse and noisy additive data.
  • Assess a material’s environmental impact by using the comprehensive sustainability data in the unique MaterialUniverse™ – updated with the latest ecoinvent data for all engineering materials. 
  • Significant enhancement in our range of polymer data for non-linear material models – now with over 105,000 polymers. 
Ansys 2022 R1: Material Intelligence for Electromagnetic Simulation Update
Ansys 2022 R1: Granta Update 

Optics

  • LightField, a new Ansys file format to facilitate the storage and sharing of pre-computed intermediate simulation results for sub-structures within an optical system to improve simulation time and allow for block-box sharing between suppliers and their customers for improved performance and IP protection.
  • Surface property plug-in capabilities to allow for custom optical surface models written in C++ or Python (including third-party material descriptions such as from Ansys Lumerical FDTD).
  • Several productivity enhancements including parameter manager, preset manager, UX enhancements, and the accelerated import of CATIA projects.
  • Speos now offers GPU Compute delivering dramatic improvements to simulation performance (benchmarks indicate a 140x to 260x speedup on average) with no loss in accuracy and with an unprecedented performance to cost ratio.
  • New post-processing to better model dynamic scene effects such as roller shutter and motion blur. 
Ansys 2022 R1: Lumerical Update

Photonics

  • Lumerical Simulations are now compatible with the powerful Ansys Cloud.
  • New surface model creation for Speos (BSDF and diffraction gratings) allows you to account for visual perception effects with Speos Human Vision (beta availability).
  • Updates to support optiSLang workflows including advanced optimisation with Lumerical STACK for display applications (beta availability).
  • Direct bridge to communicate layout data between Virtuoso and FDTD/MODE enabling direct parameter extraction and optimisation of p-cells.
  • New integration between Ansys Lumerical INTERCONNECT and KLayout, enables a layout driven design and simulation workflow for photonic integrated circuits. 
  • Simulate effects of self-heating on solid-state laser performance in PIC by directly importing measured or simulated gain spectra with current and temperature dependence into Lumerical INTERCONNECT.
  • RCWA solver for fast simulation of multi-layer stacks with periodicity and surface patterning (beta availability).

Safety Analysis

The tool enables our customers to be compliant with the latest applicable industry domain standards.

  • Aerospace – benefit from fully ARP4761(A) standard compliant fault tree analysis that is combined with even further improved usability.
  • Automotive – incorporate latest ISO 21434 (released 08/2021) automotive cybersecurity analysis.
  • Digital Safety Manager – project dashboard provides configurable KPIs that allow users to track and follow the safety project progress derived automatically from actual project data.
  • Hardware and Semiconductor – variability support in FMEDA that dramatically reduces the efforts when delivering variants of users from designs to multiple customers.

Structures

  • Increased confidence in correlating test and simulation data with the new noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) toolkit inside Ansys Mechanical. Users can easily read physical test data and compute the modal assurance criteria (MAC) to compare simulation data and physical test data.
  • Introducing directed energy deposition (DED) process simulation to the Ansys Additive Portfolio, providing capabilities from predicting macro-level temperature distortions and stresses to prevent build failures and provide trend data for improving designs for additive manufacturing including part orientation and part build order.
  • Additional insights into printed circuit board (PCB) thermal performance with high-fidelity PCB models from Sherlock that can now be exported to Ansys AEDT Icepak for thermal analysis simulations.
  • LS-DYNA solver continues to add exciting new features in many areas like dedicated isogeometric analysis (IGA), advanced new materials, and material laws for multiphysics applications, which can be used for battery-abuse modelling, electrophysiology, and many more areas.
Ansys 2022 R1: Forming Update
Ansys 2022 R1: Mechanical Update
Ansys 2022 R1: Ansys Sound Update
Ansys 2022 R1: LS-DYNA Update

 

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