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Overview Video: ANSYS Discovery Live Product Update

The introduction of Discovery Live shows the world that ANSYS continues to pioneer pervasive engineering simulation, by increasing its relevance in the upfront stage of product development. The 2017 technology preview unveiled Discovery Live’s capabilities for solving major physics types. The enhanced 19 version greatly expands the types of inputs and displays users have at their disposal.

Fluid Visualisation
Results that were once noisy with too much detail and granularity may now be time averaged for better displays of flow trends and velocity differences. Also, unnecessary visualisation near the boundaries of wind tunnel studies are removed so engineers can study fluid effects over the model of interest, rather than near edges/surfaces of the fluid domain.

Fluid Inputs and Displays
With the addition of a vorticity view, users may better study and understand recirculation zones and eddy currents in flow. When a reduced turbulent flow is a goal, this view can illuminate problems areas so you can make necessary design adjustments. Additionally, you can now define heat flux as an input when an input temperature is unknown. With this capability, you’ll derive greater insight earlier in the process and achieve more accurate simulation results in the end.

Structural Improvements
ANSYS 19 includes additional physics inputs for determining stress and deflection in structural simulations, such as gravity and rotational acceleration. As a result, you can more accurately predict performance through simulating more real-world conditions.

Thermal Enhancements
You can now decide if certain faces or regions should be exposed to a certain temperature, have a different coefficient of convection, or be insulated from heat transfer. These enhancements allow for greater precision in the definition of environmental characteristics and increased confidence in the accuracy of your results.

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