May 2015 OEI Newsletter

Message from the President 

Time flies when you are having fun! It was just like yesterday when we were done with March and now, we are at the beginning of May already. We had a great April; the most important event was the ANSYS Regional Conference in Santa Clara on April 21. Our engineers were co-authors for three of the papers presented at the conference. One of our papers received the Best Paper Award. You can visit our website and review the presentations including the one that received the Best Paper Award. The other important ANSYS news in April was the release of R16.1 which is available for download already. Please contact us if you have any questions about any one of the ANSYS software tools. Have a great May!

Message from the Sales Manager

As Metin mentioned earlier, we are very pleased to announce that one of our papers won the Best Paper Award at the ANSYS Convergence Conference held on April 21st in Santa Clara. It is a great honor to win this prestigious award out of numerous high quality papers that were presented. We’d like to extend our congratulations to Dr. Vladimir Kudriavtsev of Intevac for co-authoring and presenting the paper.
Vladimir Kudriavtsev (Intevac) and Alan Deeter (ANSYS) during the award ceremony.


Download all the presentations given by Ozen Engineering and ANSYS at the 2015 Convergence Conference here.

The Latest Release of “multiPlas 5.2.0” is now available from Dynardo


“multiPlas” provides advanced nonlinear material models for ANSYS simulations  in civil engineering, geomechanics and structural mechanics area.


The following capabilities are added in multiPlas 5.2.0:

  • Further improvement and stabilization of the return mapping algorithms, especially for simulations with temperature dependency
  • Implementation of new material models:
    • Law 15: combined Rankine and Drucker-Prager model for concrete
    • Law 50: non-linear isotropic (Voce) and kinematic (Armstrong-Frederick) hardening model for metals (cyclic loading)
    • Law 60: generalized Cam-clay model with porous elasticity law for clay, sand and polymere or metal foams
  • multiPlas 5.2 supports ANSYS 15.0.7 and ANSYS 16 and ANSYS 16.1
  • multiPlas 5.2 is delivered as dll for Windows and as custom executable for Linux


For more information on advanced optimization technology of optiSLang or advanced material models of multiPlas for ANSYS, you can visit our website.


For your ANSYS needs, please contact me at Ozen Engineering!

Best Regards,

Casey Heydari

(408) 732-4665

Paper of the Month! 

The Value of High-Performance Computing for Simulation


ANSYS technology enables highly scalable HPC deployment, giving you virtually unlimited capacity for high-fidelity simulation and the detail it provides. You can launch our HPC solutions within a workgroup or across a distributed enterprise – whether using local workstations, department clusters or enterprise servers – wherever your resources and people are located.


A variety of ANSYS HPC solutions addresses the needs of small-, medium- and large-sized enterprises. For ANSYS software to effectively leverage today’s (and tomorrow’s) hardware, efficient execution on multiple cores is essential. ANSYS continues to release consistent, significant solution improvements, developed specifically to sustain speed and scaling on the latest HPC workstations, servers or clusters.


Many of our customers have asked us about different ANSYS HPC options and what is the ROI in HPC. ANSYS has just published a white paper that I’d like to share with you. You can download the white paper here. It will shed some light on different ANSYS HPC options and how it can provide more productivity and value to your organization’s bottom line.

Tip of the Month!

Hysteresis Modeling in ANSYS Maxwell


A new advanced 2D/3D vector hysteresis modeling capability is now available in ANSYS Maxwell that can analyze both hard magnetic and soft magnetic materials.
This powerful feature will help designers to accurately characterize magnetic behavior of ferromagnetic materials in motors, transformers, inductors, solenoids and any electromechanical devices.  

The new Vector Hysteresis Model in ANSYS Maxwell:

  • Satisfies all necessary properties of the vector models
  • Has consistent 2D and 3D Implementation
  • Requires minimum memory usage
  • Has a  convenient parameter identification
Magnetic hysteresis with minor loops
By Mehrnoosh Khabiri
Tip of the Month!
By Chris Cowan

ANSYS Hardware

Computer hardware plays an important role in the speed and capabilities available to an analyst. Some tips for ANSYS users:

  • Memory quantity is critical, and determines the size/complexity capabilities of a machine.  Roughly 90% of industrial-scale problems that we encounter can be solved accurately on a system with 64GB of RAM.
  • Multicore processors enable parallel processing with ANSYS High Performance Computing (HPC) licenses.  Choose Intel Xeon for performance or AMD for economy.
  • Critical considerations for CPU selection:
    • Core count measures the maximum number of simultaneous solvers (ignore threads)
    • Base frequency measures parallel solve speed.
    • Turbo frequency measures single core solve speed.
  • Using an SSD drive as a dedicated solve directory helps avoid input/output lag.
For more ANSYS hardware recommendations call to speak with an engineer, or visit our System Hardware Requirements Page.
Complimentary Lunch & Learn Workshop – Electromagnetics
May 14th, 2015: 11:30AM – 1:00PM
(lunch provided for in house registration)

This workshop will focus on ANSYS Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Simulation capabilities to analyze the electromagnetic and electromechanical systems. The ANSYS low-frequency approach allows engineers to accurately model, simulate and validate the component-, circuit- and system-level performance required for optimal product design. ANSYS Maxwell has the capabilities required to design and analyze 2D/3D electromagnetic and electromechanical devices such as motors, actuators, transformers, sensors and coils. ANSYS Simplorer allows analysis of all aspects of large-scale systems, from detailed component analysis to system performance, in a single virtual design environment.

This Workshop is designed to help understanding the ANSYS Maxwell and Simplorer capabilities. A few industrials examples are presented for specific applications such as wireless power charging, Electrical drive modeling, electric machines, and etc.


The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to ANSYS Maxwell
  • Introduction to ANSYS Simplorer
  • ANSYS Multiphysics Coupling
    • Maxwell-Simplorer System Simulation
    • Maxwell-Mechanical (Thermal and Stress Analysis)
  • Electromechanical and Electromagnetic Applications
Complimentary Lunch & Learn Workshop – ANSYS Solutions for BioMedical Applications
May 28th, 2015: 11:30AM – 1:00PM
(lunch provided for in house registration)

This seminar will focus on how ANSYS FEA & CFD software tools can be utilized for medical device product development. Specific examples will be shown in stent fluid-structure transient modeling, heart modeling, coupling of musculoskeletal and FEA structural simulation such that patient specific and activities of daily living can be addressed. Effect of low and high frequency electromagnetic fields on human body issues will also be addressed by direct FEA modeling.

May Training – ACT: Application Customization Toolkit

Application Customization Toolkit: May 12th, 2015


ACT – Application Customization Toolkit is a full-featured scripting interface to customize Applications in Workbench.

  • ACT allows customization in the Mechanical application (Beta)
    • Define customized boundary conditions and post-processing
    • Replace command snippets with interactive objects
    • Do much more than what the standard features in Mechanical
  • Access node/element information, material, solution, results data …
  • Perform: Crack propagation, Sub-modeling, MEMS, CMS (using ROM)
    • Even replace the APDL solver with your custom solver!
  • ACT would be available for more applications in future
  • ACT provides an option to migrate APDL users to Mechanical
    • Allow reusing legacy APDL developments in user-friendly way
    • Gets the best of the two worlds!
  • Developing ACT solutions is fast and efficient
    • One doesn’t have to be a developer
    • Simple ACT solutions can be developed in minutes
    • ACT solutions are future ready!

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May Training – Introduction to ANSYS 

Introduction to ANSYS Icepak: May 18th – 20th, 2015


This 3 day course is designed for clients who have little to no experience with ANSYS Icepak.


The primary goal of this course is to cover the basics of working in the ANSYS Icepak user environment. Students will be introduced to the world of electronics thermal modeling through lectures and tutorials. Students are given plenty of hands-on time to work through the entire simulation process for a multitude of example problems written up in tutorial format.


Each course chapter is followed by “hands-on” workshops and exercises.


OEI recently introduce a new service called “OzenCloud” to complement our offerings to those customers who are interested in running their simulations in the cloud. OzenCloud will dramatically expand the simulation capabilities with unlimited number of cores, huge storage capacity supporting ANSYS and other partner’s product portfolios. 

May Promotions

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Every month, Ozen Engineering offers a special promotion on ANSYS products and/or training classes. Please visit our website to learn more about our exclusive promotional pricing.