The videogaming market is a complex arena with an increasingly crowded marketplace where dozens of games are released every day.
For an aircraft production cycle, the ability to reduce production costs decreases rapidly during the first phases of the project. In fact, 80% of the development cost and 70% of the life cycle cost of a product are determined during its conceptual design phase. Considering this, the need to reduce the research and development (R&D) investigation time is significant. Consequently, powerful design tools are essential to shorten the time to acquire physical knowledge about the aircraft components and so to reduce production costs.
Any form of human inspection of laboratory animals used for research will disturb their environment. This may cause stress to the animal and potentially affect the results of the research. Measurements made by humans may also be inaccurate. There are two types of measurements: research measurements and measurements that must be made to care for the animals.
Additive Manufacturing (AM, also called 3D printing) technologies are generating huge interest in all industry sectors, as they enable the rapid design and manufacture of prototypes and products. However, there are challenges associated with using these technologies, such as component failure due to issues with layer deposition. There are multiple points during the fabrication process when the component being manufactured may fail due to this. Post-production failures of apparently complete parts can also occur.
Cape Horn uses computer simulation to design the best sails for its boats. However, sail design is a very computationally intensive process. Sail design workflows need to analyse the sail’s “flying shape”, which affects the airflow and pressure. This is achieved with a complex Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) coupling between a CFD and Finite Element Model (FEM) software packages.
97% of businesses in this area are SMEs. In this sector, there are still technological and cost barriers to accessing HPC-based simulation.