All Things ANSYS Podcast

A Podcast for ANSYS Users
from the Technical Support Team at PADT

Host of the All Things ANSYS Podcast, Eric Miller. Co-Owner and Principal at PADT

Podcasts have been around long enough for a group of engineers to finally decide this form of communication may stick around. So we are going to give it a try and talk about one of our favorite subjects here at PADT, ANSYS.  Many of us have been using this fantastic suite of Numerical Simulation tools our whole careers.  We sell, support, and train on ANSYS so it is something about which our technical support team has a lot to say.

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If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please email us at podcast@padtinc.com.


 

All Things Ansys 097: Fluids Updates in Ansys 2021 R2

Posted on September 20, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: September 20th, 2021
With: Eric Miller & Sina Ghods
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT's Senior Application Engineer and fluids expert Sina Ghods for a look at what's new for fluid simulation in Ansys 2021 R2.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 096: IT Tips & Tricks for Ansys Support

Posted on September 7, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: September 7th, 2021
With: Eric Miller & Ahmed Fayad
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT's IT Software Support Engineer, Ahmed Fayad to discuss common support questions he frequently receives, along with best practices for avoiding issues and finding solutions within Ansys simulation software.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 095: High Frequency Electronics Updates in Ansys 2021 R2

Posted on August 25, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: August 25th, 2021
With: Eric Miller & Aleksandr Gafarov
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT's application engineer and high frequency electronics expert, Aleksandr Gafarov for a look at what's new for this product offering in Ansys 2021 R2.

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All Things Ansys 094: The Indy Autonomous Challenge – Ansys Simulation Race

Posted on August 9, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: August 9th, 2021
With: Eric Miller, John Zinn, Alexander Wischnewski & Filippo Parravicini
Description:  

In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by participants of the recent Ansys Simulation Race as part of the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC).

Before university teams from around the globe compete in the IAC race currently scheduled for October 2021, they first had to prove their software in the virtual world at the Ansys IAC Simulation Race.

Once the racecar software controllers of the teams were submitted, Ansys conducted an entirely virtual race consisting of qualifying rounds and a final race. Ansys awarded the winning team a $100,000 prize and the runner up a $50,000 prize.

Listen to learn more about this exciting showcase for the capabilities of Ansys autonomous technology.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 093: Introducing Ansys 2021 R2

Posted on July 26, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: July 26th, 2021
With: Eric Miller, Tom Chadwick, Aleksandr Gafarov, Joe Woodward, Ted Harris, Sina Ghods, & Josh Stout
Description:  

In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by members of the simulation support team to explore Ansys 2021 R2 and discuss their favorite features so far.

Ansys multiphysics software solutions and digital mission engineering help companies innovate and validate like never before. Ansys gives engineers the power to see how their ideas will perform against millions of variables.

Ansys 2021 R2 delivers significant improvements in simulation technology together with nearly unlimited computing power to help engineers across all industries reimagine product design and achieve product development goals that were previously thought impossible.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 092: Recap of Ansys 2021 R1 & Beyond

Posted on July 12, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: July 12th, 2021
With: Eric Miller, Tom Chadwick, Aleksandr Gafarov, Joe Woodward, Ted Harris, Doug Oatis & Josh Stout
Description:  

In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by members of the simulation support team to recap Ansys 2021 R1 and discuss expectations and predictions for 2021 R2.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 091: Heat Transfer & Flow Updates in Ansys Fluent 2021 R1

Posted on June 29, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: June 29th, 2021
With: Eric Miller & Tom Chadwick
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by Tom Chadwick, Senior CFD Engineer at PADT to discuss what's new regarding heat transfer and flow in the latest Ansys release.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 090: Simulating Predictive Lung Modeling in a Rapidly Evolving COVID World

Posted on June 14, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: June 14th, 2021
With: Eric Miller & Jacob Riglin
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by Jacob Riglin from Los Alamos National Laboratory to discuss simulation's role in predictive lung modeling and experimentation in a rapidly evolving COVID world.

Learn how Los Alamos used Ansys CFX to predict turbulence and flow structure through the lungs and analyze the impact COVID has on it, as well as patient response to various ventilators.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 089: Design for Autonomous Robotics

Posted on June 1, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: June 1st, 2021
With: Eric Miller & Jonathan Byars
Description:  

In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by Jonathan Byars of AMP Robotics to discuss their recent presentation at Ansys Simulation World 2021, covering how Ansys mechanical aids in the design of quick release gripper mechanisms for autonomous material recycling robots.

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All Things Ansys 088: Taking Simulation To The Moon

Posted on May 17, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: May 17th, 2021
With: Eric Miller, Tyler Smith & Connor Nail
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by Tyler Smith and Connor Nail from the ASU Luminosity Lab to talk about their recent presentation at Ansys Simulation World 2021. A team of students at the ASU Luminosity Lab was awarded funding from NASA to develop a system for exploration of the permanently shadowed regions of the lunar poles.

Through this project titled VELOS (Variable Exploratory Lunar Observation System) the team designed, built, and conducted proof-of-concept testing to successfully validate operation of their prototype system. Learn how Ansys helped make their success possible.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 087: Introducing Rocky DEM – The latest in 3D Discrete Element Modeling Technology

Posted on May 3, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: May 3rd, 2021
With: Eric Miller, Robert McCathren, Ahmad Haidari & Marcus Reis
Description:  

In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT's Application Engineer, Robert McCathren, as well as Ahmad Haidari - Senior Director of Strategy & Business Development at Rocky DEM, and Marcus Reis - VP of Sales, Support & Marketing at Rocky DEM to discuss the company's partnership with Ansys and what their tool is capable of.

Rocky is a powerful 3D Discrete Element Modeling (DEM) Particle Simulation Software that quickly and accurately simulates the flow behavior of bulk materials with complex particle shapes and size distributions, for typical applications such as conveyor chutes, mills, mixers, and other materials handling equipment.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 086: Thermal Integrity in Ansys 2021 R1

Posted on April 20, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: April 20th, 2021
With: Eric Miller & Josh Stout
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT's Systems Application & Support Engineer, Josh Stout in order to discuss what is new with regards to thermal integrity in Ansys 2021 R1.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 085: Additive & Structural Optimization Updates in Ansys 2021 R1

Posted on April 5, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: April 5th, 2021
With: Eric Miller & Doug Oatis
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT's Lead Mechanical Engineer, Doug Oatis in order to discuss what is new with regards to additive and structural optimization in Ansys 2021 R1.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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All Things Ansys 084: The State of Mechanical Meshing in Ansys 2021

Posted on March 22, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: March 22nd, 2021
With: Eric Miller & Joe Woodward
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by PADT's Senior Mechanical Engineer and Lead Trainer, Joe Woodward in order to discuss what new mechanical meshing capabilities are available in Ansys 2021.

Meshing is an integral part of the engineering simulation process where complex geometries are divided into simple elements that can be used as discrete local approximations of the larger domain. The mesh influences the accuracy, convergence and speed of the simulation. Furthermore, since meshing typically consumes a significant portion of the time it takes to get simulation results, the better and more automated the meshing tools, the faster and more accurate the solution.

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All Things Ansys 083: Digital Mission Engineering & the Acquisition of AGI

Posted on March 8, 2021, by: Trevor Rubinoff

 

Published on: March 8th, 2021
With: Eric Miller, Anthony Dawson & Paul Graziani
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In this episode your host and Co-Founder of PADT, Eric Miller is joined by Anthony Dawson, Vice President & General Manager at Ansys, and Paul Graziani, CEO and Co-Founder of Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) to discuss the acquisition of AGI and what it means for those simulating in the aerospace and defense industry.

Digital mission engineering, pioneered by AGI, combines digital modeling, simulation, testing, and analysis for aerospace, defense, telecommunication, and intelligence applications to evaluate mission outcomes at every phase of a system’s life cycle. Using this tool you can evaluate the full effect of every change you make and find problems before they become crises.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like to suggest a topic for the next episode, shoot us an email at podcast@padtinc.com we would love to hear from you!

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