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Model-Based System Design – A Methodology to Develop a Reliable System

This presentation discusses model-based system development as the enabler of virtual system integration. Model-based design dramatically reduces the risks of complex mechatronic system development, increases productivity within a safety-critical process, and automates collaborative development among geographically disperse teams. An model-based design flow gives the system integrator an effective platform from which to communicate the overall system requirements and individual component specifications. It can also tie project management into development and automate mundane and time-consuming tasks, so designers can spend their time doing what they do best -- designing.

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New Developments in Conformal Coatings Enhance Device Performance

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013 • 2:00 PM Eastern StandardTime With decades of acceptance as a conformal coating, Parylene has been applied to a host of devices and components in the medical device, electronics, defense and automotive industries. Advances in adhesion technology and antimicrobial properties have resulted in new applications that are now enjoying the unique and desirable benefits offered by Parylene.

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Design Integration of Advanced Lightweight Composite Materials and the Challenges of Multifunctionality

The aerospace and defense and automotive industries are leaders in the adoption of advanced materials. Driven by the need to improve energy efficiency and increase performance without compromising safety, aircraft and advanced automobiles are leveraging the properties of composite materials to provide strength while reducing weight. However, the complexity of the materials, their design and manufacture are challenging traditional design workflows. An efficient method for simulating the performance of composite materials is therefore required. As more demands are placed on these materials, for example thermal and electrical performance, durability and stealth, not only is an efficient simulation environment required, the tools used must be able to capture these multiphysics effects to understand the multifunctional performance of the material. In this webinar, ANSYS will discuss the role of simulation based engineering for the efficient simulation of composites and the emerging challenges of multifunctionality. Dr. Perterer will describe how the ANSYS simulation tool set for composite materials enabled the design team to reduce the weight of the KTM X-Bow sports car monocoque by 20%.

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Engineering Design Guide for Heat Sinks and Heat Pipes

This Webinar provides engineers with tools for effective design of heat sinks and heat pipes. It provides important guidelines for the two primary areas of air cooled heat sink design: total volume and fin design. The Webinar introduces easy ways to size your heat sink to meet your temperature rise goals and explores key design aspects used to generate ideal thickness and pitch of external fins in order to maximize heat rejection.

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In Situ Health Monitoring of Piezoelectric Sensors

    On occasion, anomalies may appear in the highly dynamic test data obtained during rocket engine tests. These incidences are investigated, and a corrective action may be mandated before subsequent engine testing. The appearance of spurious signals of unknown cause is a typical challenge encountered in accelerometer data channels.

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CFD in Multiphysics Analysis with COMSOL

The overall utility of CFD has led to its prevalent use in multiphysics analysis. Regardless of your application, it is very likely that CFD is the convective mode for other physics in your model. This webinar will explore CFD simulation capabilities in COMSOL Multiphysics software including laminar, turbulent, and multiphase flows that can be combined with heat and mass transfer, electromagnetics, and structural mechanics for FSI. You will learn in a demonstration how easy it is to set up and solve multiphysics models with CFD interactions. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session.

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Introduction to Thermal Simulation of Electronics

Electronic Components and Systems Designers struggling with the thermal design of their products will benefit from this event which will show how the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) can improve the efficiency and reliability of their designs and reduce the need for costly prototyping.

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