ANSYS introduces real time simulation software

With ANSYS Discovery Live, engineers can rapidly explore design options and receive instant and accurate simulation results.

Simulation is a critical engineering technology, but it is still not the easiest software to use. To address this issue, ANSYS is expanding Pervasive Engineering Simulation, empowering engineers to take advantage of powerful simulation tools early in the design process. The Discovery Live software allows engineers to immediately examine the impact of their design changes. The simulation is interactive, which can be experienced in three areas—interactive results, interactive display of the results, and as engineers change the geometry of their designs, the simulation changes instantly as a result of those geometry changes. Users can pose what-if questions upfront in the design process to rapidly explore thousands of design options and receive immediate feedback.

“Discovery Live breakthrough technology places real-time simulation in the hands of every engineer.  Easy to use, it enables true digital experimentation,” said Mark Hindsbo, vice president and general manager, ANSYS. “This will fundamentally change product development, inverting the traditional process by bringing simulation upfront and enabling millions of engineers to benefit from the power of simulation.”

The simulation technology is based on the massive parallel nature of graphics processing units (GPUs). NVIDIA GPUs deliver supercomputing capabilities and, when combined with the engineering simulation of Discovery Live, results can be calculated thousands of times faster than with conventional methods. This has been combined with nearly five decades of ANSYS experience and validation of simulation methods and best practices, making it intuitive for the non-simulation expert to use the software.

Discovery Live supports fluids, structural and thermal simulation applications – enabling engineers to experiment with design ideas and see instant feedback. Users can run an analysis first approach as they design – enabling them to iterate with a 3-D model and interactively explore the impact of simple and complex changes.


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