Rand Simulation Solutions Blog

Engineering simulation insights and best practices for Ansys.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Computational Fluid Dynamics in Professional Sports

    Computational Fluid Dynamics in Professional Sports

    National Football League - Part 1 We’re in the midst of the NFL playoffs, leading up to Super Bowl LVI, and I thought it would be fun to show how CFD can be used to simulate and compare the...

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  • Fighter Jet Meshing & Simulation using ANSYS Fluent - Part 1

    Fighter Jet Meshing & Simulation using ANSYS Fluent - Part 1

    Today, we will have the best view of a fighter jet pulling heavy Gs without feeling nauseous! Some things are better done virtually. Enter… you guessed it! Ansys Fluent. In this two-part article,...

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  • Christmas Ornament Safety with Ansys Explicit Dynamics

    Christmas Ornament Safety with Ansys Explicit Dynamics

    By Spencer Crandall Around this time each year, families around the world gather to decorate their Christmas trees. Unfortunately, we’ve all lost an ornament to a clumsy family member, a domestic...

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  • Can a Turkey be Cooked with Microwaves?

    Can a Turkey be Cooked with Microwaves?

    If you could realistically microwave a turkey this Thanksgiving, would you? Taking inspiration from last Thanksgiving’s Supersonic Turkey Cooking (STC) using Ansys Fluent by CFD Specialist Alex...

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  • Will I get wetter if I walk through the rain or if I run?

    Will I get wetter if I walk through the rain or if I run?

    Answers to Enduring Questions We have all been in this situation and, at least briefly, asked ourselves one of the enduring questions, “Will I get wetter if I walk through the rain or if I run?” I...

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  • Power Integrity Analysis Using Ansys SIwave

    Power Integrity Analysis Using Ansys SIwave

    Printed circuit boards (PCBs) are becoming more and more complex. Having multiple clocks, multiple power supplies, and many data channels on a single PCB has become more of a norm. As the...

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  • Performing a Creep Deformation Analysis in Ansys Mechanical

    Performing a Creep Deformation Analysis in Ansys Mechanical

    If you’ve ever hung a heavy item on a plastic clothes hanger and come back a while later to see that the hanger has permanently deformed, then you’ve seen a phenomenon known as “Creep” occurring...

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  • Optimization with Ansys Workbench

    Optimization with Ansys Workbench

    Introduction There are two main types of optimization methods available in Ansys Workbench: Direct Optimization Response Surface Optimization This article will focus solely on direct optimization...

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  • Exploring Wave Ports in Ansys HFSS

    Exploring Wave Ports in Ansys HFSS

    Wave Ports are a versatile way of exciting your HFSS designs, which can be very useful for evaluating transmission line geometry, and for making sure that other designs are excited in the most...

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  • Parametrization using the Ansys SpaceClaim Blocks Tool

    Parametrization using the Ansys SpaceClaim Blocks Tool

    Ansys SpaceClaim Blocks allows for easy ground-up parameterization of a model. To enable Blocks, navigate to Design -> Blocks: Once enabled, all actions will be recorded using the Blocks feature,...

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  • Build, Test and Repeat: Getting Your Hobby Projects “off the Ground”

    Build, Test and Repeat: Getting Your Hobby Projects “off the Ground”

    Some people have a project car. Weekends and evenings are spent tuning, working Bondo and fiberglass to patch holes, cursing the frustrations of electrical work, and relishing the feeling when the...

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