Message From Your Channel Partner

Dr. Metin Ozen

We are very excited with new ANSYS product portfolio; a brand new physics, optics, has been added. Feel free to contact us if you would like to hear more about it; we can visit your company and give a presentation on how we can simulate anything related to light; applications include, but not limited to, light and vision simulation to perceived quality evaluation to dynamic driving experience.

We also would like to welcome Marta Owens to our sales team. She has great background in sales, marketing, and operations. You will be hearing from her shortly.

We have also posted our training schedule for 2019 on our training page:

Please let us know if you are interested in any specialized training for your team. We are flexible enough to put together special training for your team. We can even provide training for topics that are not listed on our training page; topics like Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue, Digital Twin, Acoustics, Electromigration, etc.

Since next week is Thanksgiving Holiday, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for giving us the chance to serve you and your company; we truly appreciate your business and we are grateful. I hope that you are satisfied with the ANSYS software tools and the service we are providing.

If you need any additional ANSYS software tools or if you would like us to give you a demo of the new capabilities of ANSYS, please contact us. Have a great and safe Thanksgiving Holiday!

Deduct 100% of the Cost of Your 2018 ANSYS Purchase

Mark Weston

Your company can leverage IRS Section 179 to write off fully 100% of the purchase price of qualifying software purchased before 12/28/18.  All businesses that purchase, finance, and/or lease off-the-shelf software like ANSYS during tax year 2018 should qualify for the Section 179 Deduction of up to one million dollars this year.

This deduction has made a big difference for many companies.  Businesses have used Section 179 to enable them to purchase the software they need right now, instead of waiting.  What ANSYS software would you like this year? Contact us for a quote.

Learn more about Section 179 and calculate your savings through this free Section 179 Deduction Calculator.

Discovery Live Parameter Study

Dr. Ahmed Elghandour


Discovery Live added a new feature that allows the users to run parametric analysis using Design of Experiment (DOE). With the new feature, Parameter Study, the user can select either dimensions or loads as parameters, with different values for each parameter, and run a parametric study for its combination. The user can select any design point to visualize the simulation by one click. The desired results (such as stress and deformation) with the parameters variations can be saved to an external file. Using this useful tool, the users can explore the effect of different variables on the model performance in few minutes and develop more efficient products.

Thermoelectric Simulation with ANSYS

Chris Cowan


ANSYS simulation enables high-resolution modeling of thermoelectric devices.  Through this capability users can determine the resulting temperature distribution, power, coefficient of performance, and more when considering thermoelectric effects.


A brief overview of the thermoelectric phenomena that can be simulated:

  • Joule heating – Heating occurs in a resistive conductor carrying an electric current. Joule heating is proportional to the square of the current and is independent of the current direction.
  • Seebeck effect – A voltage (Seebeck EMF) is produced in a thermoelectric material by a temperature difference. The induced voltage is proportional to the temperature difference. The proportionality coefficient is known as the Seebeck Coefficient (α).
  • Peltier effect – Cooling or heating occurs at a junction of two dissimilar thermoelectric materials when an electric current flows through that junction. Peltier heat is proportional to the current, and changes sign if the current direction is reversed.
  • Thomson effect – Heat is absorbed or released in a non-uniformly heated thermoelectric material when electric current flows through it. Thomson heat is proportional to the current, and changes sign if the current direction is reversed.

ANSYS users have several software options to solve for thermoelectric cooling or generation using Mechanical, AIM, and IcePak.

A Steady-State Thermal-Electric Conduction analysis in ANSYS Mechanical allows for a simultaneous solution of thermal and electric fields. This coupled-field capability models joule heating for resistive materials and contact electric conductance as well as Seebeck, Peltier, and Thomson effects for thermoelectricity.

ANSYS AIM offers a quick and easy platform for designers to solve multiple physics.  AIM features an intuitive graphical user interface and wizard-driven workflow.  AIM includes direct current electric conduction analysis, so that current distribution, power loss and voltage drop of product designs can be determined.  AIM’s many options for multiphysics simulation include fully coupled thermoelectric–stress analysis, which allows power loss to be used as a heat source to compute temperatures — and subsequent thermal deformation and stress — of product designs.

ANSYS IcePak is a vertical application for fluid-thermal analysis of electronics enclosures.  IcePak offers

a custom interface menu to build a thermoelectric module by specifying:  orientation, dimensions, current, and materials (from a library).

If you would like to learn more simulating thermoelectric modules in ANSYS, please contact Ozen Engineering staff to discuss.

Current density in a thermoelectric cooler in AIM

Thermoelectric Cooler Interface in IcePak


Can Ozcan

ANSYS SPEOS is increasing the level of optical simulation based calculation which allows you design your products with optimum optical properties. SPEOS has very compact interface which provides a unique solution for optical design within main CAD design software even for non-optical experts to perform illumination design.

SPEOS is widely use in automotive lighting sector, medical devices, illumination, display backlights, light pipes, automotive lighting, and many other applications. Also, by using SPEOS you will able to simulate interactions of photons with mechanical geometries, to easily design functional illumination background for your end product.