Portfolio

A representative portfolio of software systems developed by AdvEnSoft is given below:

SealIPE

This Integrated Product Engineering (IPE) software was developed to design & engineer high temperature static metallic seals for aero-engine and power gen gas turbine. This has been supporting a product line with tens of million dollar annual revenues in one division of a Fortune 100 company since 2001. Several cross-sectional families with each family having many different sizes can be easily handled by the software. Any selected standard cross-section size can be further adjusted to obtain an optimized but non-standard design to match a given application. Thru’ automation, ANSYS©, a commercial FEA software, is seamlessly integrated with the IPE software to perform advanced elasto-plastic & fatigue analyses of a given seal design and performance report & graphs are automatically generated. This latter operation can be performed in front of a customer by any trained sales personnel who may not have any knowledge of running ANSYS. Thus, the software does act as a market differentiator. Also, this software has compressed the cycle time by more than an order of magnitude (e.g. a typical design and report preparation which used to take a week now takes less than half a day) and reduced the error cycle time considerably. This software is acting as a force multiplier within the division. 

This software system programmatically interacts with ANSYS, AutoCAD & Office.  

SolvalveIPE

This software was developed to design and engineer a high performance, multi-coil solenoid valve of either normally-closed or -open type. A design can have a single or multiple plungers. This IPE has been in production use supporting a multi-million dollar product line since 2005. ANSYS Electro-magnetic module automation is integrated with this IPE software to automatically generate the ‘Force vs. Stroke’ curve for a given design under a certain operating conditions. Additionally, at any given gap, the flux line plot can be automatically generated to examine saturation regions, if any. Such regions, detrimental to the force characteristics, can then be partially or fully eliminated thru’ appropriate design changes. This software again acts as a market differentiator, force multiplier as well as an ‘expert system’ which encapsulates the expertise of an advanced analyst in the field of electromagnetic FEA. Because of its user-friendliness, even an engineer trainee can readily use it with the effectiveness of an analyst engineer experienced in the field.

A configurator module has been developed that can mix and match standard and non-standard parts to fabricate an engineered valve which yields optimum performance for a given application.

Using the MAXWELL & SIMPLORER modules of the ANSYS, a transient magnetic FEA model coupled with the drive circuit analysis and plunger dynamics is being built to predict and optimize the response time, an important, if not the most, characteristic. Multi-objective optimization techniques such as Genetic Algorithm and statistical design of experiments are conducted to achieve an optimized but robust design which is relatively immune to various noises (e.g. tolerances, environmental variations etc.). Six-Sigma analysis is also being performed to identify and tighten those critical tolerances, typically a few, that contribute to the maximum performance variations so that a six-sigma design may be achieved. 

TransIPE

This software does the design and engineering of 3-phase transformer. The design can be automatically analyzed using ANSYS FEA for electromagnetic performance & thermal management.   

BearingCAD

This software does the detailed design of a journal bearing and interacts with SolidWorks & Inventor to create the corresponding assembly & part files for the solid model.  A design is done according to the available fixtures (stored in the database) so as to obviate the need of fabricating a new fixture for each design which used to be the norm prior to this software. This software compresses the design time by almost an order of magnitude with a much reduced error cycle. It enforces standardization throughout the company having divisions across various continents and considerably reduces the learning curve for the new users / recruits. 

Diamond EDM 

This software module generates the EDM paths on a tightly nested part pattern. Typically, the EDM process is typically used on diamond wafer because of its relatively high hardness. This is a slow process compared to the laser cutting which is used on relatively less hard materials. In addition, the EDM path pattern is much more complex than that of the laser as the latter can be turned on or off depending on whether a part is being cut or not, whereas EDM wire path sequence must be carefully determined so that it should not collide with any subsequent part zones while moving from one end to the other. Such sequence is created using fairly complex algorithm.

Furthermore, industrial diamond being an expensive material, more efficient nesting is necessary to reduce wastage. There are common boundaries among neighboring parts. Given wafer geometry (e.g. circular with a straight edge at one end for clamping, rectangular etc.) of a certain size, an optimized nesting pattern is created by using Optimation‘s advanced nesting software. Then this subject module takes over, creates an optimized path sequence alternating from one end to the other (e.g. left to right & right to left, top to bottom & bottom to top and the like) and finally, writes the G-code for the EDM machine.   

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