PITTSBURGH, PA, March 22, 2022 – Long-term Ansys customer Vestas extended its use of Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) simulation across its entire product chain to help it create safer wind turbine control solutions. Ansys solutions enabled a more complex wind turbine control system design that delivers additional value and numerous competitive advantages to Vestas customers in the race to net zero.
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Wind turbine controllers are responsible for optimizing power performance and preventing component damage across the range of wind conditions. Instead of relying on third-party programmable logic controllers (PLCs), Vestas wanted to integrate more safety capabilities into a unique system design, with the flexibility to execute safety functions in more distributed, complex ways. To be successful, the Vestas team needed to address complex sensor fusion (merging data from multiple sensors) and create control algorithms requiring more system power.
This timely article in NAFEMS Benchmark, authored by MSC Software Vice President Keith Hanna, explores the role of CAE simulation in the conceptualization, design, prototyping, operational use, and recycling of greener products that contribute to a more sustainable economy and planet.
Specific examples of the use of simulation referenced in the article include:
Designing new renewable energy projects (wind, wave, tidal, solar…)
Delivering smart, energy efficient buildings and built environment landscapes
Enabling optimal 3d printing for lightweighting of transportation vehicles
Designing and manufacturing of next generation eMobility solutions
Acoustic pollution abatement in urban and transport environments
Minimizing product waste at conceptual ideation and in manufacturing processes
Understanding materials inside products & their full sustainability impact including ‘reduce, re-use & recycle’ impacts, and
Ensuring legislative environmental compliance at the conceptual design stage.
As more products, industries and economies become electrified to meet greenhouse gas emission goals, the performance of batteries and sustainability of their production is becoming increasing important. Engineering.com has published a new white paper on battery modeling using multiphysics simulation softwarefrom CAE solution provider COMSOL.
The authors write that “Modeling and simulation are crucial for understanding the factors that determine a good battery cell design for a specific application, from the electrodes, electrolyte, separator, and current collectors in a battery cell to processes at the molecular, microscopic, battery module, and battery stack scales. Learn about the chemistries, physics, and design variables that need to be considered in battery design.”
Learn more about the CAE analysis of battery performance by downloading the white paper HERE.
Hexagon MSC Software addresses the use of CAE software in the Design for Sustainability – “Manufacturing processes today span everything from aerospace to automotive, chemical processing to oil & gas, and electronics to shipbuilding. Yet, all these contribute to CO2 emissions and environmental pollution as well as intensive use of our world’s precious materials, water and energy natural resources.”
“CAE today is proven to reduce waste at the conceptual design stage; reducing physical prototyping, minimizing acoustic pollution, delivering right-first-time customized and lightweight solutions, ensuring energy efficient buildings, optimizing materials usage and fueling the renewables revolution. CAE delivers manufacturing cost savings, productivity improvements, and ultimately quality products designed with the intent to meet all environmental challenges today from your conceptual idea to your product’s full lifecycle in the circular economy. At Hexagon | MSC Software we help companies accelerate green technologies and deliver renewable solutions to drive the shift toward a sustainable future.” Learn more at https://www.mscsoftware.com/sustainability.
This whitepaper “You Can Save The Planet With Design and Engineering Simulation” is from Keith Hanna, Vice President of Marketing at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, who writes “Manufacturing processes today span everything from aerospace to automotive, energy generation to oil & gas, and electronics to shipbuilding. Yet, all these contribute to emissions and environmental pollution as well as intensive use of our world’s precious energy and water resources. With a burgeoning human population on planet Earth, limited natural resources, and endangered species … Continue reading