Clemson U Center To Use Ansys Software for Engineering Simulations
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Clemson University in South Carolina will be deploying Ansys software as its preferred solution for engineering simulation in the Computational Center for Mobility Systems. The center's mission is to foster commercial innovation in automotive and other "mobility" industries, such as aviation/aerospace and energy. Its researchers work with commercial and government organizations in the area of engineering simulation.
"What makes our center unique is that we operate according to the private sector's needs: meeting accelerated deadlines; significantly reducing overall design cycle times; focusing on complex challenges that involve entire systems, which require far greater computational resources; and performing high-fidelity analyses that bring together multiple physics in an iterative way to produce an optimal design," said James Leylek, executive director of the center. "We searched for a proven leader in engineering simulation, one that is already highly regarded by industry and well known for outstanding service and support. Making Ansys our key simulation software partner provides [the center] with the flexible, powerful and seamlessly integrated set of tools we need to focus on innovation and R&D for industry."
The center will use the multiphysics suite of software from Ansys--which includes structural, fluid flow, heat transfer, electromagnetic, and many other tools--to develop methodologies and demonstrate feasibility of simulations in key technology areas. For example, a simulation might involve the combined use of the center's in-house models and Ansys software to account for unsteady, curvature, rotation, and transitional boundary layer effects in the prediction of solid-fluid interactions encountered in many automotive, aviation, and aerospace applications.
Software from Ansys will be installed on the center's high-performance computing facility, which includes, among other servers, a Linux-based compute grid with 430 Sun 6250 blades with a total of 3,440 processing cores and 14 TB of RAM.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.