ANSYS is introducing improved ease of use and new functionalities in its newly released ANSYS® 2019 R1, including ANSYS Fluent®  and  ANSYS Motion™. ANSYS 2019 R1 aims to enable engineers at every level to develop innovative products across a multitude of industries.

With ANSYS 2019 R1, engineers can iterate concepts, simulate results and validate designs faster and easier without sacrificing power or accuracy.

Highlights of the release include:

New User Experience

ANSYS 2019 R1 introduces a new ANSYS Fluent user experience built on top of its proven solver that improves the workflow process while maintaining accuracy. Engineers will benefit from the complete, single window solution within ANSYS Fluent. The new experience streamlines the ANSYS Fluent workflow for generating a mesh from imported computer-aided designs and removes usability barriers for common tasks.

User-focused enhancements enable more problem-solving. Task-based workflows with parallel processing can be used to generate Mosaic-enabled poly-hexcore meshes up to 10x faster so users can complete more simulations in less time.

New Product Line

ANSYS asserts that its ANSYS Motion is the most powerful multibody dynamics (MBD) solution on the market. Developed by South Korea's Virtual Motion, Inc., ANSYS is now making this industry-proven technology available to its users. The third-generation MBD solver offers a suite of capabilities for rigid and flexible bodies. The product line features a range of powerful application-based toolkits with the aim to enable users to model complex mechanisms, including drive systems and vehicle handling.

Next-Generation Capabilities for Electronics

New offerings in the electronics and electromagnetics suite include EMI Scanner, electromigration analysis and noise-vibration-harshness (NVH) capabilities. EMI Scanner is a new feature within ANSYS SIwave and ANSYS HFSS that can quickly identify areas of potential electromagnetic interference on users’ printed circuit board designs prior to simulation. In ANSYS SIwave, electromigration analysis enables users to predict mean time to failure for on-chip and advanced electronic packaging structures. NVH is a new workflow that includes ANSYS Maxwell®, ANSYS Mechanical and the acoustic solver coupled together through ANSYS Workbench. The workflow calculates the electromagnetic noise of a machine when it vibrates due to electromagnetic forces, producing a complete noise profile of an electrical machine within hours.

Improving Structural Analysis Efficiency

A new solver advancement significantly improves how users solve assemblies with contacts, enabling engineers to leverage high performance computing (HPC) and complete certain models more than twice as fast. ANSYS Mechanical also adds thermal compliance to its built-in topology optimization capabilities, empowering users to generate designs that maximize heat transfer.

ANSYS Mechanical solves difficult, nonlinear mechanical problems. Enhancements in fatigue crack growth and nonlinear solver re-meshing to solve highly deforming geometries mean more complicated models can be solved with ease. A thermal analysis technique uses mixed element types to reduce complexity by 5X without sacrificing accuracy, which is crucial for solving challenging electronics packaging and circuit thermal models.

Powerful Metal Additive Manufacturing Solutions

The newly released ANSYS Additive® Science delivers an exploratory environment for engineers to determine the optimum process parameters for metal AM machines and materials — helping users understand how changes to machine parameters affect meltpool sizes and material porosity. Within the existing tools, ANSYS Additive Print widens the range for supported materials and is faster with improved robustness for thin-walled structures. ANSYS Workbench Additive increases accuracy while maintaining reasonable model sizes through a new meshing option - layered tetrahedral elements - that significantly impact model fidelity in geometries with fine details.

Enhanced Embedded Software

The embedded software suite brings new and enhanced capabilities for automotive applications, including autonomous vehicles, for multicore code generation and testing. The enhanced workflows and features empower users to design and deliver safety-critical products faster with less engineering effort and reduced cost and time to certification, regardless of industry.

Enabling Safer Systems

In the systems suite, ANSYS VRXPERIENCE® integrates two new camera models enabling users to test the perception algorithm in night driving conditions. The new models also validate automotive systems in dangerous conditions that are complicated to reproduce in physical tests. VRXPERIENCE also includes advanced simulation of scenarios with traffic and vehicle dynamic for head lamps, sensors and HMI use cases, and the product now contains a SCADE plug-in interface allowing users to get faster rapid prototypes for lighting or ADAS control laws.

Optical Updates

In the optical suite, ANSYS SPEOS® strengthens predictive design capabilities for creating, testing and validating a virtual design in a fast iteration loop. ANSYS SPEOS also ensures compliance with international standards and regulations including SAE International, the International Electrotechnical Commission and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The ANSYS SPEOS Head-Up Design and Analysis add-on enables users to anticipate and simulate perception issues like blurry images at a very early development stage — drastically reducing the need for time-consuming and expensive physical prototypes.

Expanded Physics Capabilities in 3D Design

In the 3D design suite, ANSYS adds topology optimization to ANSYS Discovery Live. Through real-time shape optimization, engineers can  reduce weight while retaining strength and creating shapes not previously possible. ANSYS Discovery AIM® expands its physics capabilities by adding a random vibration solution, a common and useful feature for engineers in the aerospace and defense industries. Engineers can now observe the likelihood of a certain displacement or stress due to excitation within a range. ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim® now includes two beta features targeted at creating and parameterizing any concept model by including sketch constraints and feature tracking.