Rand Simulation Solutions Blog

Engineering simulation insights and best practices for Ansys.

  • Avoiding Hot Air at Thanksgiving: A CFD Public Service Announcement

    Avoiding Hot Air at Thanksgiving: A CFD Public Service Announcement

    Using computational fluid dynamics modeling, we crack the most pressing issue of Thanksgiving -- how to avoid hot air at the table!

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  • Help for Ansys Account, Discovery, Store & Cloud Portal

    Help for Ansys Account, Discovery, Store & Cloud Portal

    Help for: Ansys Account, Ansys Discovery Portal, Ansys Discovery Forum, Ansys Store (ACT extensions), Ansys Cloud Portal

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  • Ansys Customer Site Account Help

    Ansys Customer Site Account Help

    This guide is for Ansys Account issues and covers common help topics and how to get help.

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  • Ansys Learning Hub (ALH) Support Guide

    Ansys Learning Hub (ALH) Support Guide

    An overview of common issues related to Ansys Learning Hub (ALH) and how to get help.

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  • Key Requirements for a Successful Ansys License Installation

    Key Requirements for a Successful Ansys License Installation

    Most common issues of the most common type of Ansys license: on premise floating licenses.

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  • How to Install Ansys ACT Extensions in Mechanical

    How to Install Ansys ACT Extensions in Mechanical

    Install Ansys ACT extensions with ease in Ansys Mechanical on your desktop or workstation with this how-to guide.

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  • How to Troubleshoot my Ansys Software Installation

    How to Troubleshoot my Ansys Software Installation

    When installing Ansys software, it doesn’t have to be painful. This installation guide helps you get started.

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  • Installing the Geometry Licensing Patch for Ansys SpaceClaim

    Installing the Geometry Licensing Patch for Ansys SpaceClaim

    If you are having some trouble accessing Space Claim, you may need to install the Geometry Licensing Patch.

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  • How to Set Up Ansys Elastic Licensing

    How to Set Up Ansys Elastic Licensing

    How to set up Ansys Elastic Licensing for the first time when you already have floating, on-site licensing.

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  • Happy Halloween: Jack-o'-Lantern Simulation

    Happy Halloween: Jack-o'-Lantern Simulation

    We’re getting into the Halloween spirit here at RandSim, and I thought I’d take the opportunity to play around with combustion modelling in Fluent.

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  • Parallel Meshing Refinement in Electronics Desktop

    Parallel Meshing Refinement in Electronics Desktop

    Learn how the engineers at Rand Sim have created a set of benchmark simulations to compare simulation speed of parallel meshing refinement to the original mesh design.

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  • New Home for Rand Simulation Solutions Blog

    New Home for Rand Simulation Solutions Blog

    We truly enjoy writing blog posts and sharing them. But that’s not all we do. Our new blog site lives on the Rand SIM Resource Center. The Rand SIM Resource Center offers on-demand webcasts, tips,...

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  • Fighter Jet Meshing & Simulation using Ansys Fluent – Part 2

    Fighter Jet Meshing & Simulation using Ansys Fluent – Part 2

    Learn about the simulation process and how mesh adaption can help you generate a solution with improved shock & boundary layer definition using Ansys Fluent.

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  • Five Easy Electronics Simulations That Benefit PCB Customers

    Five Easy Electronics Simulations That Benefit PCB Customers

    PCB manufacturers offering design services are becoming a common trend in the electronics industry. Investments in advanced fabrication techniques (multi-layer, HDI, RF, etc.) are important to...

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  • Transient Effects of Solar Radiation

    Transient Effects of Solar Radiation

    Spring has officially arrived promising warmer temperatures and a higher probability of seeing the sun. The warming glow of the sun’s rays is a welcomed sight this time of year, but in a few short...

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  • Drag Difference Between Skier and Snowboarder

    Drag Difference Between Skier and Snowboarder

    Introduction Everyone can agree that skiers are faster down the mountain than snowboarders, but how much faster? This article will look at the drag difference between the two styles. The skier has...

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  • Efficiencies of the Object Generator

    Efficiencies of the Object Generator

    The model chosen to demonstrate some of the advantages of using Ansys Object Generator is shown below. It consists of a box and a lid which are connected with a large number of fasteners. One...

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  • Inclusion of 3D Layout Components to HFSS 3d Layout

    Inclusion of 3D Layout Components to HFSS 3d Layout

    In recent years Ansys has released 3D encrypted components for Ansys HFSS. This feature allows users to simulate their complex structures in HFSS and pass completed designs to their customers...

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  • Investigating Spontaneous Feline Antenna Loading with Hybrid Regions

    Investigating Spontaneous Feline Antenna Loading with Hybrid Regions

    As winter snowfall blanketed the United States over the past holiday season, many people gathered on the couch to stay cozy in their houses and stream some holiday favorites. However, for one cat...

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  • Parallel Scalability – It’s… Complicated

    Parallel Scalability – It’s… Complicated

    Hello, today we’re going to talk about the theory of numerical method parallelization for scalable high-performance computing simulation, using a simple computational fluid dynamics case. Did your...

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