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A Finite Element Model For Pre- And Post-Test Calculations of the FOREVER-Experiments
  H. G. Willschuetz, E. Altstadt, F. P. Weiss, B. R. Sehgal
  "An axis-symmetric Finite Element (FE) model is developed based on the multi-purpose code ANSYS/Multiphysics. Using the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) module the temperature field within the melt pool and within the vessel wall is evaluated. The transient structural mechanical calculations are then performed applying a creep model which takes into account large temperature, stress and strain variations." (Document 2)
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A SMA Actuated Artificial Earthworm
  A. Menciassi, S. Gorini, G. Pernorio, P. Dario
  "This paper presents the design and development of a microrobot which aims to replicate the locomotion principle of earthworms. The undulatory locomotion of living earthworms has been investigated deeply from the biological point of view, but attempts of replication of earthworm models in real size are limited. The authors designed an artificial earthworm with four modules which can be driven independently according to defined undulatory patterns with a typical frequency of 0.5 Hz. Each module is actuated by one or more SMA springs whose configuration has been designed in order to limit the wiring problems and optimizing working frequency. The robot is covered by a shaped silicone material which can be used as a platform to insert tiny legs for obtaining differential friction conditions. Preliminary tests demonstrate that the earthworm prototypes can move with a speed of 0.22 mm/s, thus approximating the behavior of biological earthworms. earthworms. Hopefully, the artificial moving earthworm will constitute a platform for improving the knowledge of mechanisms regulating motion and perception abilities of these creatures."
Model in paper does not use TB,SMA constitutive model.
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Advanced Analysis Of Structural Reliability Using Commercial FE-Codes
  Christian Bucher, Dagmar Hintze, and Dirk Roos
  "The paper focuses on two main issues, i.e. (a) The application of existing code for probabilistic analysis together with existing Finite Element Code for advanced Monte Carlo analysis (b) Presentation of a local-global approximation strategy for the response surface method. This so-called "weighted radii" approximation appears to provide the flexibility and accuracy needed for the reliability analysis of complex structures." (Probabilistics)
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An Architecture for Fluid/Structure Analysis of Turbomachinery Blading
  David A. Johnston, Charles J. Cross, J. Mitch Wolff
  "Aeroelastic stability and response analyses used in the design of turbomachinery blading are typically uncoupled: the unsteady aerodynamics and structural dynamics are treated in separate models, with boundary conditions sequentially updated after stationary periodic convergence is met. Higher fidelity simulations are achieved by coupling the fluid and structure domains such that boundary conditions are updated once or several times per physical time step of the simulation." "As a starting point, the turbomachinery CFD research code TURBO (Chen and Briley, 2001) and the commercial structural solver ANSYS® has been chosen for coupling, although FSI is designed with modularity for future inclusion of other fluid and structural solvers."
[ANSYS Dynamics, version unspecified]
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An Investigation into Vibration in Switched Reluctance Motors
  Pragasen Pillay and William (Wei) Cai
  "Two disadvantages of the switched reluctance motor (SRM) are its torque ripple and acoustic noise. Previous work on vibration modes and resonant frequencies of the laminations of an 8-6 SRM is extended here to include the effects of the frame. Both a smooth frame and a ribbed frame are examined, and the presence of numerous additional vibratory modes in the ribbed frame demonstrated. Accelerometer tests behind a pole verify some of the theoretical predictions."
[ANSYS Dynamics, version unspecified]
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Analysis and Modeling of Fiber-Wrapped Columns and Concrete-Filled Tubes
  Mohsen Shahawy, Tom Beitelman, and Amir Mirmiran
  "Carbon-wrapping of concrete column adds to its strength and ductility. The behavior of carbon-wrapped concrete is in general very similar to that of glass-wrapped concrete. The bilinear confinement that was developed- for glass-wrapped concrete can be applied to carbon-wrapped concrete. However, a better fit can be obtained by re-calibrating the model for an entire database that consists of both carbon-wrapped and glass-wrapped concrete. Such database needs to be accompanied by a set of accurate coupon tests on the properties of the jacket. The finite element modeling is also useful in predicting the response of carbon-wrapped concrete. A more accurate estimate of jacket properties make the analysis fit the test results better."
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Analysis and Simulation of the Ultrasonic/Sonic Driller/Corer(USDC)
  X. Bao, Z. Chang, S. Sherrit, B.P. Dolgin, Y. Bar-Cohen, D.S. Pal, S. Du, T. Peterson
  "An ultrasonic/sonic driller/corer (USDC) was developed to address the challenges to the NASA objective of planetary in-situ rock sampling and analysis. The USDC uses a novel drive mechanism, transferring ultrasonic vibration into impacts on a drill stem at sonic frequency using a free-flying mass block (free-mass). The main parts of the device and the interactions between them were analyzed and numerically modeled to understand the drive mechanism and allow design of effective drilling mechanism. A computer program was developed to simulate the operation of the USDC and successfully predicted the characteristic behavior of the new device. This paper covers the theory, the analytical models and the algorithms that were developed and the predicted results."
[ANSYS Piezoelectric, version 5.4]
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Analysis Of The FOREVER-Experiments Using A Finite Element Model
  Eberhard Altstadt, Thomas Moessner, Baj Ral Sehgal, Hans-Georg Willschütz
  "An axis-symmetric Finite Element (FE) model is developed based on the multi-purpose code ANSYS/Multiphysics. Using the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) module the temperature field within the melt pool and within the vessel wall is evaluated. The transient structural mechanical calculations are then performed applying a creep model which takes into account large temperature, stress and strain variations." (Document 1)
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Behavioural modeling for heterogeneous systems based on FEM descriptions
  Joachim Haase, Sven Reitz, Peter Schwarz
  "To simulate more complex systems using Spice-compatible circuit and system simulation programs, behavioural models of the components are required. The focus of the paper is to discuss two possibilities to derive such models from FEM descriptions."
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Bellcore Response Spectrum Analysis using ANSYS and Pro/ENGINEER
  Andy Bax and Chris Andersen
  Bellcore test (see other related DRD presentation).
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Cavity mechanics and vibrations under Lorentz forces excitation
  Danilo Barni
  (Harmonic, modal analyses)
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Conceptual Design for the SRRC Elliptically Polarizing Undulator EPU5.6. Part II: Magnetic Loading and Structure Deformation
  Ch. Wang, M.C. Lin, C.H. Chang, L.H. Chang, H.H. Chen, T.C. Fan, K.T. Hsu, J.Y. Hsu, C.S. Hwang, K.T
  "In part II of the conference paper, we address our efforts on the determination of the maximal magnetic loading on the individual magnetic arrays, and on the estimation of the resulting structure deformation by using the 3D finite element code ANSYS."
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Coupled Structural-Acoustic Analysis Using ANSYS [PDF]
  Carl Howard (University of Adelaide)
  Paper on using SHELL63 and SOLID45 with FLUID30 in acoustic analyses.
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Cyclic Symmetry Analysis
  (ANSYS, Inc.)
  Presentation on cyclic symmetry enhancements at ANSYS 6.1 (part of the "Advanced Analysis with ANSYS" seminar during the 2002 User's Conference).
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Design and Analysis of Ultrasonic Actuator in Consideration of Length-Reduction for a USDC (Ultrasonic/Sonic Driller/Corer)
  Z. Chang, S. Sherrit, M. Badescu, X. Bao, and Y. Bar-Cohen
  "The USDC uses a novel driving mechanism, transferring ultrasonic vibration to sonic frequency impacts with the aid of a free-flying mass block (free-mass). The free mass then drives the drill bit. The actuator consists of a stack of piezoelectric disks with a horn that amplifies the induced vibration amplitudes. The standard USDC is a slender device, and some times its length is too long for specific NASA missions. It is of current interest to have novel designs that reduce the length of the device. For this purpose, two novel horn designs were examined analytically. One is the flipped horn, the other is the planar folded horn. The new designs of the horn were analyzed using finite element modeling and the results allow for the determination of the control parameters that can optimize the performance of the ultrasonic horn in terms of the tip displacement and velocity. The results of the modeling are described and discussed in this paper."
[ANSYS Piezoelectric, version 5.4]
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Designing the Liquid-Nitrogen Injection Rakes for the European Transonic Windtunnel Project
  Ian Glendinning
  Article from Heat Engineering magazine, back in 1993. Static and transient stress and thermal analysis performed in ANSYS 4.4a.
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Developing The Basis For Target Injection And Tracking In Inertial Fusion Energy Power Plants
  D.T. Goodin, C.R. Gibson, R.W. Petzoldt, N.P. Siegel, L. Thompson, A. Nobile, G.E. Besenbruch, K.R.
  The use of ANSYS's thermal and CFD capabilities to analyze the target injection and tracking of an Inertial Fusion Energy power plant
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Disruption Load Calculations Using ANSYS Transient Electromagnetic Simulations for the ALCATOR C-MOD Antennas
  Peter H. Titus
  "ANSYS has been used to compute eddy current loads in C-Mod antenna components due to a disruption. The antennas are on the outbuard mid-plane, away from the direct involvement with halo currents, which characterize loading in the inner divertor and wall. Only inductively driven currents are computed. A rather complex but manageable electromagnetic model is used. Three of the antennas used in C-Mod were analyzed, Lower Hybrid, ICRH, and MHD antennas. The goal of these simulations was principally to quantify upper bound disruption loads."
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Easing the Strain
  Glen Hartung
  Analysis of the Spiderman Theme Park Ride
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Economic Method for the Collection of Complex Materials Data for the Design of Microsystems [PDF]
  Jürgen Wilde, Markus Thoben, Klaus Becker
  Use of Anand model.
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Electromagnetic, Thermal, and Structural Analysis of RF Cavities Using ANSYS
  N. Hartman, R. A. Rimmer
  "We report on techniques developed for producing electromagnetic, thermal, and structural solutions to RF cavity design problems in ANSYS, using one model. Methods for preparing imported geometry from solid modeling programs are discussed, and meshing techniques are suggested. A study of mesh density is presented, comparing mesh size with heat flux and Q factor convergence. The general analysis protocol is presented in a stepwise fashion, describing the macros that are used for conducting RF calculations. Finally, these techniques are applied to a proposed RF cavity for the NLC damping rings, which is shown as an example."
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Element for Modelling of Interaction Between Foundations and Bedrock in ANSYS Software
  Radim Cajka, Ondrej Víta
  "Ansys provides standard solutions to contact tasks. It is a high-performing computing tool that offers several modifications, making it possible to create a new element and adjust the calculation to individual requirements. When dealing with specific problems relating to the contact between the foundation and the foundation soil, it is possible to create an element that will take into account the behaviour of a soil layer under the foundation exposed to shear. The shearing load can be caused by undermining, concrete creep, or concrete shrinkage."
Example of user-defined element (older USER100-105)
[ANSYS Nonlinear, version 5.7.1]
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Example Applications
  (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
  Examples of use of ANSYS in engineering analysis
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Examples of using ANSYS in Ship Design
  (Delta Marine)
  Examples of using FEA for structural and CFD analyses of ships.
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Fatigue Code Benchmark
  Riccardo Testi (Piaggio & C. spa)
  A comparison of fatigue codes — LMS Virtual.Lab (Durability), FEMFAT, and MSC.Fatigue — for use with ANSYS
Web version here
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FE Analysis of ATLAS: End Cap Support Structure - PSD Spectrum Analysis
  C.J.Nelson
  "This report investigates the effect of a PSD (Power Spectral Density) random input load on an early FE model of the ATLAS EndCap Support Structure. Statistical predictions of the maximum displacement are presented."
[ANSYS Structural, version 5.3]
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Finite Deformations Of An Earthworm Segment
  H. Kunz
  Use of Mooney-Rivlin model.
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Finite Element Analysis of an AC Solenoid Including the Effects of Harmonic Loading and Magnetic Saturation
  A. Bax, C. Andersen, M. Yaksh, D. Ostergaard
  From 1994 Conference
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Finite Element Limit Load Analysis of Thin-Walled Structures by ANSYS (Implicit), LS-DYNA (Explicit) and in Combination
  Wilhelm Rust
  "After discussing general properties of implicit Finite Element analysis using ANSYS and explicit analysis using LS-DYNA it is shown when and how quasi-static limit load analyses can be performed by a transient analysis using explicit time integration. Then we focus on the remaining benefits of implicit analysis and how a proper combination of ANSYS and LS-DYNA can be used to prepare the transient analysis by common preprocessing and static analysis steps. Aspects of discretization, solution control, consideration of imperfections and methods of checking the results are outlined."
[ANSYS LS-DYNA, Nonlinear, version unspecified]
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Finite Element Modeling Of Damage Accumulation In Bolted Composite Joints Under Incremental Tensile Loading
  Th. Kermanidis, G. Labeas, K.I. Tserpes and Sp. Pantelakis
  "A three-dimensional progressive damage model was developed in order to simulate the damage accumulation of bolted single-lap composite joints under in-plane tensile loading. The parametric study includes stress analysis, failure analysis and material property degradation. Stress analysis of the three-dimensional geometry was performed using the ANSYS FE code. Failure analysis and degradation of material properties were implemented using a progressive damage model, which is incorporated in an ANSYS macro-routine."
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Finite Element Predictions of Plasticity-Induced Fatigue Crack Closure in Three-Dimensional Cracked Geometries
  Jeffrey Skinner, Jr.
  "Elastic-plastic finite element analyses were performed to predict the crack opening level profiles in semi-elliptical surface cracks."
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Finite Elements for Thermoelectric Device Analysis in ANSYS
  Elena Antonova and David Looman
  "A new set of ANSYS coupled-field elements enables users to accurately and efficiently analyze thermoelectric devices. This paper reviews the finite element formulation, which, in addition to Joule heating, includes Seebeck, Peltier, and Thomson effects. Examples of steady-state and transient simulations of a thermoelectric generator and a single-stage Peltier cooler are presented for thermoelectric analysis verification. An analysis of a multistage thermoelectric cooler is performed to demonstrate ANSYS parametric analysis capability."
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Geometrical Aspects of a Hollow-Cathode Magnetron (HCM)
  Zhehui Wang and Samuel A. Cohen
  "A hollow-cathode magnetron (HCM), built by surrounding a planar sputtering-magnetron cathode with a hollow-cathode structure (HCS), is operable at substantially lower pressures than its planar-magnetron counterpart... Detailed magnetic field distribution was calculated using the ANSYS code, and confirmed by Hall probe measurements."
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History of ANSYS University Support Program
  D.E. Dietrich (Curtiss-Wright Electro-Mechanical Corporation)
  This document describes the history of the ANSYS University Support Program as well as history of ANSYS/ED software.
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History of XANSYS Mailing List
  Dan Bohlen (GE Aircraft Engines)
  History of the XANSYS mailing list.
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Identification Methodology of Electrical Equivalent Circuit of the Piezoelectric Transformers by FEM
  Pigache François, Nadal Clément
  Methodology using Ansys analyses for the identification of Electrical Equivalent Circuit of piezoelectric transformer. The demonstration is done with typical multilayered Rosen transformer but the method is relevant for any kind of transformer structures.
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Iterative Determination of Save Working Loads (SWL) for Crawler Cranes
  G. Kolarov, K.-H.Reckziegel, T.Göllnitz
  "A program for the calculation of Save Working Loads (SWL) is introduced. It uses ANSYS and its parametric design language. The models are based on large displacements, small strains and linear-elastic material. The limit state method with partial safety coefficients is applied. For a crawler crane many configurations exist and they have to be calculated for different positions and load cases. Special attention is paid to the overall structural stability of the crane and to the effectiveness of the calculations."
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Lab Tests Improve Accuracy of FEA
  (ANSYS, Inc.)
  "Test results steer fine-tuning of ANSYS/LS-DYNA simulation in Motorola cell phone study" (from ANSYS Solutions Magazine, Vol. 2 No. 2)
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Large-Area, High-Transparency Extraction System for Negative Ions
  B. Heinemann, J. Bucalossi, P. Frank, R. Riedl, A. Simonin, E. Speth, O. Vollmer
  (Thermal analysis)
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Low Creep and Hysteresis Load Cell Based on a Force to Liquid Pressure Transformation
  Robert A.F. Zwijze, Remco J. Wiegerink, Theo S. J. Lammerink, and Miko Elwenspoek
  "Important problems in load cells are creep and hysteresis. Expensive high grade steels are used in order to reduce these effects. In this paper a load cell design based on a force to liquid pressure transformation is presented. The design is insensitive to hysteresis and creep and can be made at very low costs. Analytical, numerical and experimental results are in very close agreement with each other." (FLUID79)
See related paper
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LS-DYNA Simulations of Thermal Shock in Solids
  Goran Skoro
  PowerPoint presentation on thermal shock on rod.
[ANSYS LS-DYNA, version unspecified]
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Microsystem Design Using Simulator Coupling
  S. Wünsche, C. Clauß, P. Schwarz, F. Winkler
  "A methodology for simulating the performance of complex microsystems using simulator coupling is presented. The technique is based on the coupling of the FEM program ANSYS with the circuit and system simulator SABER."
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Modeling Of Aluminum Reduction Cells Using Finite Element Analysis Techniques
  Imad Tabsh, Marc Dupuis
  "This paper summarizes the authors' experience in using FEA to model Hall-Héroult reduction cells. FEA capabilities necessary to adequately simulate thermo-electric, electro-magnetic and stress fields within the cell are identified." (Used ANSYS 4.4A and 5.0)
Available is an older, related paper on Thermo-Electric Coupled Field Analysis of Aluminum Reduction Cells Using the ANSYS Parametric Design Language.
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Multi-Criteria Shape Optimization of a Funnel in Cathode Ray Tubes Using Response Surface Model
  Tae Hee Lee, Kwangki Lee, Kwang Soon Lee
  "The ultimate goal of simulation that represents the behaviour of structures is to optimize their response performances within the specific requirements and needs with respect to the design variables. The first step of the design of cathode ray tubes is to design the glass geometry, called funnel geometry, to endure the vacuum stress because it is a main structure of cathode ray tubes. In order to create 3-dimensional funnel geometry in the cathode ray tubes, higher order response surface model is used instead of NURBS (non-uniform rational B-splines) or Bezier curve because it is more robust for understanding the geometry change in finite element analysis. By combining finite element analysis, response surface model and sequential quadratic programming within the process integration framework, the shape optimization of a funnel is successfully performed and the maximum stress is reduced to almost half of the current one."
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Novel Horn Designs for Ultrasonic/Sonic Cleaning Welding, Soldering, Cutting and Drilling
  S. Sherrit, S.A. Askins, M. Gradziol, B.P. Dolgin, X. Bao, Z. Chang, and Y. Bar-Cohen
  "In this paper we will present a variety of novel horn designs, which overcome some of the limitations discussed above. One particular design that has been found to overcome these limitations is the folded horn. In this design the horn elements are folded which reduce the overall length of the resonator (physical length) but maintain or increase the acoustic length. In addition initial experiments indicate that the tip displacement can be further adjusted by phasing the bending displacements and the extensional displacements. The experimental results for a variety of these and other novel horn designs will be presented and compared to the results predicted by theory."
[ANSYS Piezoelectric, version unknown]
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Numerical Modeling for Systematization of Line Heating Process
  Jong-Gye Shin, Won-Don Kim, and Jang-Hyun Lee
  "In this paper, we first propose a conceptual configuration for ship production system of plate forming. It is necessary to integrate lofting and plate forming activities for minimum thermal energy in line heating process. The modeling of heating torch, water cooling, and plate to be formed is proposed for the finite element analysis after the mechanics of line heating is studied. A three-dimensional 8-node solid elements of ANSYS were chosen for analysis." (Thermal-Stress)
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Optimization of a Circular Piezoelectric Bimorph for a Micropump Driver
  Christopher J. Morris and Fred K. Forster
  "Piezoelectric bimorph actuation has been successfully used in numerous types of microdevices, most notably micropumps. However, even for the simple case of circular geometry, analytical treatments are severely limited. This study utilized the finite-element method to optimize the deflection of a circular bimorph consisting of a single piezoelectric actuator, bonding material and elastic plate of finite dimensions. Optimum actuator dimensions were determined for given plate dimensions, actuator-to-plate stiffness ratio and bonding layer thickness." (PLANE13)
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Prediction of Thermal Fatigue in Tooling for Die-casting Copper via Finite Element Analysis
  Amit Sakhuja, Jerald R. Brevick
  "Recent research by the Copper Development Association (CDA) has demonstrated the feasibility of diecasting electric motor rotors using copper. Electric motors using copper rotors are significantly more energy efficient relative to motors using aluminum rotors. However, one of the challenges in copper rotor die-casting is low tool life. Experiments have shown that the higher molten metal temperature of copper (1085 °C), as compared to aluminum (660 °C) accelerates the onset of thermal fatigue or heat checking in traditional H-13 tool steel. This happens primarily because the mechanical properties of H-13 tool steel decrease significantly above 650 °C. Potential approaches to mitigate the heat checking problem include: 1) identification of potential tool materials having better high temperature mechanical properties than H-13, and 2) reduction of the magnitude of cyclic thermal excursions experienced by the tooling by increasing the bulk die temperature. A preliminary assessment of alternative tool materials has led to the selection of nickel-based alloys Haynes 230 and Inconel 617 as potential candidates. These alloys were selected based on their elevated temperature physical and mechanical properties. Therefore, the overall objective of this research work was to predict the number of copper rotor die-casting cycles to the onset of heat checking (tool life) as a function of bulk die temperature (up to 650 °C) for Haynes 230 and Inconel 617 alloys. To achieve these goals, a 2D thermo-mechanical FEA was performed to evaluate strain ranges on selected die surfaces. The method of Universal Slopes (Strain Life Method) was then employed for thermal fatigue life predictions."
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Reduced Order Modeling of Fluid Structural Interactions in MEMS Based on Modal Projection Techniques
  Jan Mehner, Wolfram Doetzel, Bernd Schauwecker, Dale Ostergaard
  This paper provides useful background information on the modal projection technique available in ANSYS with FLUID136 elements (RMFLVEC, DMPRAT, and ABEXTRACT macros). Although the ROM140 element has not been officially released (it is undocumented), this paper introduces that element as well.
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Simulation Of An Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Transducer
  David Johnson, Dharmendra Pal
  "This paper presents the piezoelectric, coupled field capability of the ANSYS/Multiphysics product in both linear and nonlinear simulations. A piezoelectric transducer assembly is modeled, including a discussion of vendor-supplied property data as it relates to the ANSYS material input requirements. A cylindrical geometry is treated as an axisymmetric model using the PLANE13 element type. The transducer model is used in modal and harmonic analysis solutions to understand its mechanical behavior and to aid in design modifications to optimize its weight, performance, and electrical power consumption."
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Smart Materials for Silent Alarms
  Mostafa Hedayatnia (Philips Consumer Communication)
  "Piezoceramic materials can produce motion by receiving electric potential across their polarized surfaces. Using finite-element analysis and optimization, engineers at Philips Corp. in Sunnyvale, Calif., have developed a miniature vibrator/piezo-bender that consumes only 8 milliamperes."
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The Control Of The Thermal Environment Of Perimeter Spaces In Buildings To Prevent Cold Drafts
  Yuji Hukushima, Yasuo Utsumi, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Yoshimi Ishikawa, Mitsuo Suzuki, And Tatsuya Yamash
  "This paper is focused on the evaluation of simulation system using the experiment result and the configuration of pericounter which is the part of counter unit setting at bottom of window side with heat panel to avoid the influence of cold draft, utilizing simulation system. The simulation shows similar flow pattern to full scale experiment and consequent simulations indicate that cold draft does not flow into interior zone when the heat generation rate exceeds heat loss from the window in most cases. When the heat generation portion is 75% of heat loss from the window, some cases which have certain configuration of pericounter successfully avoids the influence of draft without fan."
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Thermal Stress Analysis of Numi Baffle
  Bob Wands
  (Thermal-stress analysis)
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Transient Thermal Analysis of Spot Welding Electrodes
  K. S. Yeung, P. H. Thornton
  "The accurate thermal simulation of a spot welding electrode cap could permit critical design parameters to be identified for improved electrode life. In this study, a parametric model has been developed to predict the transient thermal behavior of a typical spot welding electrode cap. The model employs the technique of conjugate heat transfer analysis to avoid the problem of estimating a value for the heat transfer coefficient that arises with conventional heat transfer analysis."
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TV Panel Glass Forming and Annealing Process Model
  John Chumley
  "This article describes the modeling technique used in forming a TV glass panel from the formation of the droplet of molten glass (gob) delivered to the forming machine (ELP) through the pressing and cooling operations plus the annealing oven (lehr). To assure the continuity of the solution, the model also tracks the return of the empty mold parts to their initial position on the ELP. The complexity of the problem and variety of solution domains involved requires multiple solution techniques."
(VISCO89 and Flotran FLUID142)
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Unofficial History of ANSYS
  Shen-Yeh Chen (Honeywell)
  This is an unofficial history of Dr. Swanson and ANSYS.
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Using a Heat Transfer Analogy to Solve for Squeeze Film Damping and Stiffness Coefficients in MEMS Structures
  Dale Ostergaard, Jan Mehner
  This paper provides background information on using a heat transfer analogy to solve the Reynolds equation (squeeze film damping). Although ANSYS now has FLUID136 and FLUID138 to solve such problems, this paper can be useful in gaining a better understanding of these types of analyses.
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Using ANSYS-Based Aluminum Reduction Cell Energy Balance Models to Assist Efforts to Increase Lauralco's Smelter Productivity
  Marc Dupuis and Claude Fradet
  "State of the art ANSYS-based aluminum reduction cell energy balance models have been successfully used to assist efforts to increase Lauralco's smelter productivity by improving cell thermo-electric design."
From 1998 Conference
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Vibration Prediction in Switched Reluctance Motors With Transfer Function Identification From Shaker and Force Hammer Tests
  Zhangjun Tang, Pragasen Pillay, and Avoki M. Omekanda
  "A vibration prediction model for the switched reluctance motor is constructed in this paper. Shaker and force hammer tests for vibration measurement are used for measuring crucial parameters like modal frequency and damping ratio for the transfer function. A detailed lookup table of normal force versus phase current and rotor angle is constructed based on finite-element calculations. The model is then verified by experiments, with acceptable accuracy."
[ANSYS Low-Frequency Electromagnetics, version unspecified]
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