Simulations in Sports

Simulations in SportsFor you sports lovers out there, not only can you watch a Warriors game, you can also run simulations in sports. As many of you already know, simulations are needed everywhere, especially in the world of sports. Whether to shave off a few seconds from an Olympic record time or to minimize the risk of injuries, ANSYS simulation software is advantageous in the sports arena and gives teams the competitive edge they need to destroy the competition, while maximizing safety.

With the recent release of Concussion starring Will Smith, this expose highlighted the brain damage many football players suffer from due to repeated blows to the head. How can simulations in sports alleviate such tragedies?  The following white paper, Dramatic Changes in Sports: The Contribution of Engineering Simulation, examines how ANSYS simulation technology is utilized in various sports ranging from sailing to badminton.  Simulations in sports helps better understand the activity, improve the performance of the equipment, and reduce the risk of injuries.

Why are Simulations in Sports a Necessity?

Sports professionals and coaches always explore ways to enhance performance and maximize safety. Engineering simulation “is a proven technology able to predict the behavior of a device or an athlete, or a system comprising the athlete, devices and equipment, under specific conditions. Through computer-based modeling, it is possible to determine and understand how influential parameters impact athletic performance, or minimize or amplify injury. By varying these influential conditions and predicting the consequences of these modifications, equipment designers can select the best set of conditions to optimize performance and reduce injury. In addition, sporting goods manufacturers can release these improved goods to market faster and at a lower cost.” Sounds interesting? Click here to read more!

Let’s look at an example of how a simulation would be extremely beneficial. Did you know that our very own Dr. Metin Ozen loves to sail? If he wanted to conduct a simulation before his next sailing adventure, he could use ANSYS CFX to analyze the flow around the modern upwind sails, showing the design procedure from surface definition to grid generation and visualization of the results with the streamlines. Next time you are here at Ozen Engineering for a meeting or a training, ask Dr. Ozen about his sailing adventures in Turkey and the San Francisco Bay.

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Wind Flow Around Modern Upwind Sails

You can also find out how ANSYS simulation solutions can help you engineer the ideal sports equipment and reduce the risk of injuries by reading this white paper. Hungry to learn more? Please visit our ANSYS training schedule for upcoming courses: If you are interested in a technology demonstration, please contact Casey Heydari at 408-732-4665 or to schedule a demo today.

Download Now: Dramatic Changes in Sports – White Paper

By Maryam Nemazie


White Paper-Electric Machine Design Methodology

There is a clear global demand for a comprehensive electric machine design methodology to satisfy power efficiency requirements and support new applications. By employing finite element methods early in the design process, Engineers can accelerate development and achieve higher machine efficiencies using less material, which reduces costs. Electric machine design is a multi-physics problem. Multi-physics analysis accelerates the design process, increases design accuracy, and can be used to optimize the performance of the electrical machine before the first physical prototype.

This white paper is an overview of electric machine design methodology which is a multi-physics problem.

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ANSYS Maxwell is a powerful tool for electric machine design and it can be directly coupled with ANSYS Simplorer for electric drive and digital control system design. ANSYS Mechanical/ANSYS CFD can be used for multi-physics– thermal, stress and acoustical analysis.

Check our industry solution page-Electric Motors for relevant technical papers, workshop problems and videos to download.

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Tech Tip: What’s New in ANSYS CFD R17

ANSYS has made numerous improvements to Fluent and CFX at the latest Release 17. The goal for ANSYS and Ozen Engineering, as always, is to allow CFD users to make better design decisions earlier in the product development cycle.

Import CAD .STL into CFD-Post to provide contextual geometry around the flow domain.

Import CAD .STL into CFD-Post to provide contextual geometry around the flow domain.

Some examples of unseen technology improvements that will reduce time-to-solution include:

  • Partitioning speed & robustness.
  • Improved parallel processing performance, with improved efficiency on fewer nodes/cells per core.
  • Input/output efficiency for large models during solution.

Some new capabilities that users can take advantage of:

  • Modernized graphical user interface for Fluent.
  • Live solution post-processing in CFX.
  • Improved animation capabilities in CFD-Post.
  • Monte-Carlo radiation as a beta feature in Fluent.

For more details, please call us and ask to speak with an engineer, or visit our R17 Fluids webpage.


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