Renewable energy equipment manufacturer IMPSA said it is expanding its investment in ANSYS engineering simulation software to create more efficient wind and hydro turbines.

The company plans to apply the full range of ANSYS capabilities in complex multi-disciplinary applications, including aerodynamic engineering, structural mechanics, fluids dynamics, noise prediction, design life, electric generators, and control and power electronics concerns.

IMPSA director of technology Bernardo Beling said that simulation-driven product development is a key element of the company’s R&D strategy, designed to enhance its global competitiveness and lower per-unit power generation cost.

"The breadth and depth of the ANSYS multiphysics-based portfolio coupled with ANSYS high-performance computing capabilities and dependable local support make the ANSYS solution unique in addressing our current and future design and analysis needs," Beling said.

Argentina-based IMPSA focuses on producing integral solutions for power generation from renewable resources, components for nuclear power stations, and equipment for oil and gas processes.