Virtual reality (VR) has been considered a hobbled technology for some time. During its much hyped emergence in the mid-90s, VR promised to usher in a whole new digital experience that would change the way people interact with computing. Needless to say that future never came to fruition. However, after a few decades in the background tending to its wounds, VR appears to finally be back on its feet, and businesses seem to driving that trend.
In an attempt to stake its claim as the leader … …read more
CivilFEM 2016. (Image courtesy of Ingeciber.)
MSC Software and Ingeciber have just released CivilFEM 2016. This release of the civil engineering CAE software is powered by the MSC’s Marc nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA) solver.
CivilFEM offers engineers a way to perform system-level simulations of buildings, bridges, tunnels, nuclear plants and other large-scale civil engineering projects.
The latest release of the software has seen a few improvements including a new graphical … …read more
The post What are the Challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things? first appeared on the ISA Interchange blog site.
This guest blog post was written by Bob Ell, a member of the global Experion marketing team at Honeywell Process Solutions.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming everyday life and promises to revolutionize industry. Forecasters view this technology for the manufacturing sector, the industrial Internet of things (IIoT), as a key impetus for growth and productivity in the coming decade, adding US$14.2 trillion to the global economy by 2030.
The IIoT could be the most momentous development in automation systems since the introduction of the microprocessor-based distributed control system (DCS). By empowering businesses to leverage immense amounts of data generated by modern automation solutions, the potential uses and benefits are numerous. They range from enhancing data collection and improved remote monitoring, diagnostic and asset management capabilities, to reducing configuration and commissioning.
However, the potential of billions of sensors and other devices already in place must be harnessed by businesses, as economic benefits from IIoT adoption are not guaranteed. One barrier to benefits is that they can’t be realized until IIoT technology is effectively applied. Other obstacles …read moreContinue reading →
Siemens has announced the release of Parasolid v28.1, the first release to merge facet and boundary representation (B-rep) modeling into a single CAD architecture, coined as convergent modeling. Parasolid has also incorporated a number of new features across the software’s facet-modeling, surface-modeling and model-editing paradigms.
Leading the release of Parasolid v28.1 is the software’s new ability to create and modify facet models using many of the tools that designers w… …read moreContinue reading →
Integrating Savant and Emit into the ANSYS Workflow for Added Electromagnetic Precision
(All images courtesy of ANSYS.)
ANSYS has recently integrated antenna and radio frequency (RF) simulation software Savant 5.0 and EMIT 5.0 into its simulation environment. This will help engineers to simulate the designs of various Internet of Things (IoT) devices and large scale antenna instillations.
The two products will work in conjunction with ANSYS HFSS, a software for high-frequency electromagne… …read more
Getting access to fresh water can be difficult in some of the hottest parts of the world. Despite the fact that heat and humidity persist at levels that would seem to invite daily showers, a lack of infrastructure makes it extremely difficult for far-flung communities to gain access to reliable supplies of water.
However, since 2014 Vena Water has been building atmospheric water generation (AWG) systems in an attempt to take clean water distribution off the grid.
Leveraging atmospheric physics… …read more
75% smaller than traditional mission computers HELI-EXPO 2016, LOUISVILLE, KY, USA –– Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced the newest member of its Parvus® family of extremely small form factor rugged network commercial off the shelf (COTS) mission computer subsystems. The Parvus DuraCOR® 310 Mission Computer is the company’s first ultra-small form factor (USFF) mission computer to feature a very … Continue reading →