ANSYS has just released version 18.2 of the company’s flagship computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. This release aims to improve ANSYS’ ease-of-use, speed and accuracy for electromagnetics, mechanical and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations.
One example of increased accuracy comes in the form of a new visual ray tracing tool, available in the electromagnetics suite. The tool will help simulate the interactions between high-frequency electromagnetic waves in a macro-environment. This should be useful to engineers working to optimize their designs for radar scattering and antenna placements.
The electromagnetics suite also includes a new RF Link Analysis tool. This can help engineers assess how their wireless products might stack up when dealing with both radio frequency and electromagnetic interference.