There are so many aspects to numerical simulation worth talking about these days, and a lot of resources to get that information. Applications, theory, how-to, and where it fits into the business of making stuff. Here on The Focus we tend to concentrate on practical hot-to things, and the ANSYS Advantage magazine has focused on the application stories along with some how-to. What has been missing a a resource for how simulation impacts business, and how users of simulation are making other improvements in their business.
Enter “Dimensions.” This new e-publication is from the same team that does the ANSYS Blog and ANSYS Advantage, but it has a decided business slant – WAIT!!!. I know, your an engineer, the world “business” scares you. Don’t worry, this is value added info, not a bunch of fluff.
Take a look at the first issue here. I’ll be honest, I kind of opened up expecting to page through going “whatever,” “right, no one does that,” and “who cares.” But I found myself skimming all of the articles with interest, and reading a couple completely. There is some good stuff in here. LIke an interview with Airbus engineers on about the challenge they face in designing their products. Or who Whirlpool uses social networking to facilitate communication between their users around the world. There is some simulation stuff in there, like how Siemens Power leverages simulation to make better power generation products. And a lot more.
Take a look, it won’t hurt, I promise. If you want something more technical, forward the link to your boss at least.