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Complex Product Development and the Internet of Things

Complex Product Development and the Internet of Things
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Pause and think about the now ubiquitous smartphone for a moment. Our smartphones have revolutionized how we communicate, shop, socialize and work. Now think about the rising complexity in product development from the old rotary phone to today’s smart phone. And phones are just one highly visible example of the smart product revolution. Modern cars, now embedded with millions of lines of code, are quickly on their way to becoming autonomous driving vehicles. Drones are emerging as a transformative technology spanning product delivery to agricultural applications. Even industrial equipment, from tractors to turbines, is becoming smart and connected. All are orders of magnitude more complex than their predecessors.

Welcome to the Internet of Things (IoT)!

The simplicity and intuitiveness of today’s smart, connected products masks the complexity embedded beneath. Most of us will never experience the entire process of creating these products and the challenges that engineers have to overcome. There is no doubt that the Internet of Things represents one of the largest sources of revenue growth for the next decades, but it also represents a set of non-trivial engineering challenges. First and foremost among these challenges is an increasing complexity in both the product and its operating environment.

ANSYS’ mission has always been to help engineers develop the best possible products, and we’re excited to continue this mission in the world of IoT. Our simulation-driven product development approach has proven to be even more relevant to the engineering opportunities and challenges of designing IoT devices, whether they are wearable consumer devices, medical implants, connected cars or industrial turbines.

In fact, we believe that creating the best possible ‘things’ absolutely requires engineering simulation. In a recent study… (Read the rest of this article on ANSYS’ website)