ANSYS Provides Free Engineering Simulation Software To Students Worldwide

Initiative provides students with leading simulation solutions leveraged by industry professionals

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Students around the world now have free access to the same leading engineering simulation solutions used by top organizations and professional engineers to create the most advanced products on the planet, thanks to ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS).

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Released today, ANSYS® Student is a free, introductory academic software package for students interested in learning the fundamentals of simulation while gaining exposure to the state-of-the-art ANSYS simulation workflows, pre-processing, post-processing and solver solutions. Students can tackle a broad scope of mechanics and fluids simulations, from fundamental tutorial level models to complex real-world scale models.

"At Cornell University, we use ANSYS software in a dozen courses in mechanical and aerospace engineering to expose students to finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics simulations. Our students find it convenient to have the software on their computers to complete homework and projects," said Rajesh Bhaskaran, Swanson director of engineering at Cornell University. "The free ANSYS Student product is a truly exciting development since it puts state-of-the-art simulation technology at students' fingertips everywhere. This will enable them to solve real-world engineering models while also gaining fundamental physical insights. This means students will be much better prepared for the modern engineering workforce."

In addition to the software, ANSYS is providing self-guided technical support, installation videos, FAQs and introductory tutorials, all available for use through the ANSYS website. 

"We're proud to equip next-generation engineers with ANSYS' leading software technology, both inside and outside of the classroom," said Mark Hindsbo, ANSYS' vice president of marketing. "Investing in STEM education is critical for the global economy and we at ANSYS are passionate about doing what we can to enable the students of today to be the best possible engineers of tomorrow."

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ― no matter their industry ― to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs over 2750 professionals, many of them experts in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, embedded software, system simulation and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit for more information.

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