Cummins Uses Ansys' Digital Transformation Technologies in Research and Development of Diesel and Dlternative Fuel Engines

Ansys | October 06, 2020

New multi-year agreement aids Cummins in efforts to create more sustainable engines, drives enterprise-wide collaboration and supports initiatives related to PLANET 2050. Cummins engineers are using Ansys' SPDM platform and physics-based digital twins to speed digital transformation.  Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is using Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) in its research related to improving emissions profiles, performance and other attributes of diesel and alternative fuel engines. Through a new multi-year agreement, Ansys will aid Cummins engineers in their development of new engine designs, empower enterprise-wide collaboration and support initiatives related to PLANET 2050 — Cummins ambitious environmental sustainability strategy that aims to reduce greenhouse gas and air emissions. Through the collaboration, Cummins leverages Ansys' tools and next-generation simulation process and data management (SPDM) platform to expedite the development of innovative, sustainable engines — significantly maximizing torque and horsepower, enhancing thermal efficiency and improving fuel economy, resulting in significant customer savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

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The condition of Americas infrastructure has become a highstakes issue. Traffic congestion plagues our inadequate and crumbling roads and bridges. Neglect has made public transportation almost unusable in some of our most vital major cities. The effects ripple throughout the economy as workers spend more time on stalled subways than in the office, and as companies find the reduced efficiency impacts their bottom lines.

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The condition of Americas infrastructure has become a highstakes issue. Traffic congestion plagues our inadequate and crumbling roads and bridges. Neglect has made public transportation almost unusable in some of our most vital major cities. The effects ripple throughout the economy as workers spend more time on stalled subways than in the office, and as companies find the reduced efficiency impacts their bottom lines.

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Bird Construction Inc. Consortium Selected As Preferred Proponent For Five Alberta Schools Under DBFM Contract

Bird Construction | August 24, 2021

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Bentley Systems Announces the Acquisition of Aarhus GeoSoftware by Seequent

Bentley Systems | July 08, 2021

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