PITTSBURGH, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From the intricacies of the human heart to the inner workings of a wind turbine, the winners of the fifth annual ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS) Hall of Fame image competition highlight some of engineering's most complex design challenges. The Hall of Fame contest gives ANSYS users the chance to showcase their simulation and engineering skills through the production of eye-catching simulation images and animations. For the first time, 2013 submissions were divided into two categories, corporate and academic. This change allowed ANSYS to select multiple "best-in-class" winners from both categories.
2013 corporate winners include medical device manufacturer Admedes Schuessler GmbH, engineering design and analysis company, Apollo Offshore Engineering, and FEAC, an engineering consultancy. Admedes Schuessler engineers leveraged ANSYS fluid−structure interaction tools to improve their understanding of an aortic stent. Apollo leveraged the power of the ANSYS suite to optimize its design of a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit. The FEAC R&D team coupled ANSYS products to improve its ability to achieve reliable results in designing superconducting accelerator magnets.
Winners from the academic category are Moscow State Technical University and the Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development. Moscow State applied ANSYS solutions to create a virtual wind turbine, enabling the team to rapidly improve car design and reduce emissions. The Foundation took a multiphysics approach in simulating a bicuspid aortic valve condition, whose parameters are sometimes impossible to measure physically.
"With each passing year, we receive more exciting and innovative entries that push the boundaries of simulation," said Josh Fredberg, vice president of marketing at ANSYS. "Submissions to the contest can actually provide valuable insight into some of the most complex engineering design challenges across a wide array of industries to improve products and materials. We thank all those who entered the competition and look forward to what next year's contest will bring."
Focused on multiphysics design, international entries in the corporate category ranged from industry leaders in aerospace and automotive to chemical and energy. Academic submissions featured undergraduate, post-graduate and research simulation projects from colleges and universities around the world.
View the ANSYS Hall of Fame Archive for submissions from previous years' competitions.
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