To accommodate increasingly dense technology environments, increasingly critical business applications, and increasingly stringent service level demands, data centers are typically engineered to deliver the highest-affordable availability levels facility-wide. Within this monolithic design approach, the same levels of mechanical, electrical, and IT infrastructure are installed to support systems and applications regardless of their criticality or business risk if unplanned downtime occurs. Typically, high redundancy designs are deployed in order to provide for all eventualities. The result, in many instances, is to unnecessarily drive up both upfront construction or retro-fitting costs and ongoing operating expenses.
Product design, engineering and manufacturing consulting company, Zeta Group LLC, uses a variety of SOLIDWORKS mechanical and electrical design solutions to deliver advanced automated manufacturing systems. By implementing these solutions, Zeta Group was able to cut design cycles by 50 percent and reduce customer scrap. This case study provides details about how Zeta Group streamlined, improved and accelerated development cycles with SOLIDWORKS.
Traditional tools of the engineering trade don’t accommodate today’s need for cross-team collaboration. From using different mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) applications to working on projects with stakeholders located all over the world, engineers have to overcome various obstacles to get the job done. Learn how technology can help streamline communications and collaboration, ultimately setting up your team for success.
Form and function have always been key considerations for industrial designers and mechanical engineers; and with 3D design software, those qualities are easier than ever to fine-tune. Learn how SOLIDWORKS® 3D design and visualization solutions helped nine consumer products companies improve features and functionality, bring products to market more quickly, reduce production timelines and more.
This paper provides CIMdata's perspective on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis; the motivations for its use, its value and future, and the importance for making CFD available to all engineers earlier in the product design/development lifecycle.
This white paper describes the use of CFD for LED lighting products. Thermal management is critical to LED performance and life so mechanical designers need to consider thermal issues from the earliest stages of the development process
The Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor Graphics (formerly Flomerics) provides the world's most advanced computational fluid dynamics products. Our simulation software and consultancy services eliminate mistakes, reduce costs, and accelerate and optimize designs involving heat transfer and fluid flow before physical prototypes are built.
The most problematic scenario engineers encounter when analyzing large deformation
solutions using the finite element method is convergence issues due to mesh distortion. This
is typical, for example, during simulation of elastomeric sealing or metal forming applications.
Complex nonlinearities due to mechanical and/or thermal behavior arise in such cases from
inherent material properties, geometric changes and establishment or separation of contact
interfaces. The manual rezoning feature which was released in ANSYS 10.0 gave analysts a
highly customizable, albeit labor-intensive, workflow to change and repair the mesh whenever
needed after an unconverged solution. However, since the release of ANSYS 15.0, the latest
“NonLinear ADaptivity” (NLAD) feature and accompanying enhancements are as automatic as
one can imagine for repairing mesh distortion, overcoming convergence difficulties, refining
the mesh to capture local phenomenon and achieving the “true” design solution.
Electronics and Software Engineering are quickly merging with traditional Mechanical Engineering to create a new paradigm in auto manufacturing: Mechatronics. Industry experts predict that this shift will bring about profound advances in automotive product development. Unfortunately, existing IT and process infrastructures do not provide sufficient capabilities to support the new paradigm: multiple data silos, a lack of standardized processes, and integration issues on a tool level (Mechanical, Electronic, Software) continue to pose serious obstacles to development efficiency, and remain a frequent source of delays, quality issues and cost increases.