Interview (Dr. Kaustubh Nande)

Dr. Kaustubh Nande,
Country Marketing Head at ANSYS India

“Please tell our readers about ANSYS India?”

ANSYS develops markets and supports engineering simulation software used to predict how product designs will behave under real world conditions. If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales and development locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. In India, we are headquartered at Pune and have offices in Bangalore, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Earlier this year, we released the latest version of our software – ANSYS 17.0, with one vision in mind: to improve our customer’s engineering simulation experience and product development outcomes by a factor of 10, or 10x. Giving customer’s design process 10 times the performance, 10 times the insight and 10 times the productivity. This will enable our customers to get their new products to market much faster, with that much cost savings.

“How has ANSYS helped in improving the reliability of renewable energy systems & reduce the unit cost of energy generated from various technologies?”

ANSYS enables engineering and research organizations develop new renewable energy equipment and improve the reliability and performance of existing systems. From testing for the electrochemical performance of a fuel cell stack to optimizing the design of biomass reactors and photovoltaic collectors, ANSYS solutions help speed the development process and bring renewable technologies rapidly to market. By minimizing the time, money and other resources invested in physical prototypes and testing, software from ANSYS helps improve the reliability of renewable energy systems and reduce the unit cost of energy generated from various technologies.

“ANSYS is aggressively working on bridging the Industrial-Academia Gap. Please tell us more about its investment in incubation centre of IIT-Madras?”

Engineers need advanced skills to tackle today’s complex, multi-disciplinary problems. By partnering closely with engineering schools, ANSYS helps ensure that the next generation of engineers is competent to tackle real-world problems in the highest-impact manner. In addition, at labs around the world, ANSYS fuels groundbreaking academic research that has the potential to shape the future. ANSYS has collaborated with the IIT Madras and IIT Bombay as a part of the academic initiatives. The IIT Madras Incubation Cell (IITM-IC) which is the nodal body overseeing all entrepreneurial activities arising out of IITM. IITM-IC nurtures technology and knowledge based ventures through their start-up phase by providing all support necessary to help entrepreneurs survive in the competitive market and reach a stage where they can scale-up their ventures. IITM Incubation Cell (IITMIC) coordinates and leverages the synergies in various strands of excellence driving innovation and entrepreneurship at IIT Madras, consisting of cutting edge research, industrial interactions and incubation in rural, social and industrial technologies.

“How beneficial has been ANSYS’ software proven to be for the Renewable Sector at present?”

Very beneficial I would say. ANSYS solutions are helping engineers develop innovative technologies that improve both the energy production and pollution reduction of novel bio-power resources. ANSYS software provides a full range of multiphysics capabilities — including fluid mechanics, structural analysis, thermal, combustion and chemical reaction modeling, processing equipment design, and the analysis of sophisticated electronic control and power systems. These have various applications and all leading players in the renewable energy space use ANSYS solutions.

“According to you, what is the future of engineering simulation software solution in regards to India Renewable Energy Sector in upcoming times?”

Renewable energy encompasses an incredibly diverse array of innovative technologies used in power generation. From traditional and new resources — such as biomass, water, wind, solar, fuel cells, tidal and wave, and hydropower — renewable energy is playing an ever-increasing role in the global share of electricity generation, as both energy producers and consumers seek to increase deployment of renewable energy. Engineering simulation is being used extensively in the design and manufacturing of solar panels, wind turbines, etc. that are not only efficient, but reliable and cost-effective as well. For example, right from material processing of CdTe thin films, CIG systems, ribbons, glass substrate deposition technologies, large electromagnetic analysis and applications of engineering simulation to renewable energy sector is very critical for faster development.

Interview 29/04/2016 by Moulin
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