ANSYS and Network Analysis Team Up to Improve Thermal Simulation

    Plug-in Incorporates SINDA/G Thermal Analyzer into ANSYS Workbench for
    Advanced Capabilities

    SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Oct. 24 /CNW/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ANSS), a global
innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product
development processes, and Network Analysis, Inc. (NAI), a global innovator of
thermal simulation software and the developers of the SINDA/G(TM) advanced
thermal modeling software, today announced a combined product that integrates
the SINDA/G thermal analyzer into the ANSYS(R) Workbench(TM) modeling system.
    The SINDA/G for ANSYS Workbench plug-in is a transparent integration of
SINDA/G into ANSYS Workbench.  Of benefit to both beginning thermal modelers
and advanced thermal analysts, the transparent integration allows users to
utilize advanced thermal features involving convection, surface-to-surface
radiation and orbital heating without needing to know the format of SINDA/G or
thermal radiation codes.  Experienced SINDA/G users no longer will be limited
by the simple boundary conditions typically associated with finite element
analysis (FEA) thermal codes: They now can experience the full power of
SINDA/G within the ANSYS Workbench environment.
    "ANSYS Workbench is one of the most user-friendly and easy-to-use
simulation environments that has ever been created," said Ron Behee,
president, Network Analysis, Inc.  "Through the cooperation of our two
companies, ANSYS users now have access to advanced thermal features found in
SINDA/G, and SINDA/G users have a powerful and user-friendly simulation
    "Collaborating with Network Analysis provides ANSYS Workbench users
access to the many unique features of the SINDA/G thermal solver.  The
interface also provides access to major thermal radiation codes to allow
orbital heating effects to be included in their satellite simulations," said
Joe Solecki, vice president, mechanical business unit at ANSYS, Inc.  "Now
satellite models generated in ANSYS Workbench can be solved for transient
temperatures during orbit.  These temperatures can be used in subsequent
thermal/stress predictions.  This is one additional step in providing our
customers with a complete simulation solution."
    The mechanical analysis products from ANSYS, Inc. incorporate a graphical
modeling environment ideal for producing SINDA/G thermal models.  These models
have enhanced the concurrent engineering processes by allowing temperatures
computed from advanced SINDA/G models to be used by simulation software from
ANSYS for thermal stress/distortion computations.  Since many thermal
engineers already are familiar with the ANSYS Workbench environment, the
learning curve for the SINDA/G plug-in is greatly reduced, thus eliminating
the need to learn another modeling system.
    The SINDA/G plug-in has powerful connections to thermal radiation codes
such as THERMICA, NEVADA, TRASYS, TSS and NAI's fast new radiation solver
SINDARad.  Spacecraft thermal models now can be created in the ANSYS Workbench
environment, and the orbital thermal environment can be defined by utilizing
one of these thermal radiation and orbital heating codes.
    SINDA/G is a trusted thermal design system.  When integrated into an FEA
modeler such as the ANSYS Workbench platform, these finite element models are
translated into a SINDA/G network thermal model.  SINDA/G is stable and can
quickly solve large complex nonlinear thermal models involving
temperature-dependent thermal properties, radiation and orthotropic material
    About Network Analysis, Inc.
    Network Analysis, Inc. (NAI) was founded in 1982 to develop, market and
support thermal analysis software.  Building on the foundation laid by its
founder Jerry Gaski, NAI continues to extend the capabilities of SINDA/G
through innovative development under the leadership of its president, Ron
Behee.  Working closely with such major customers as Boeing, Lockheed Martin,
Northrop Grumman, Hamilton Sundstrand, Raytheon and major NASA centers, NAI
markets its products worldwide in over 25 countries and is headquartered in
the Stellar Airpark, 4151 W. Lindbergh Way, Chandler, AZ 85226.  For further
information about SINDA/G and other NAI products and services, contact Network
Analysis at 480-756-0512 ext. 147, or email, or visit the Web
site at  SINDA/G is a trademark of Network Analysis,
    About ANSYS, Inc.
    ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering
simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers
across a broad spectrum of industries.  The Company focuses on the development
of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly
on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and
cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing
and validation.  The Company and its global network of channel partners
provide sales, support and training for customers.  Headquartered in
Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations
throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately
1,400 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel
partners in over 40 countries.  Visit for more
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