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ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQANSS) is an engineering simulation software (computer-aided engineering, or CAE) developer that is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The company was founded in 1970 by Dr. John A. Swanson and originally named Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc.

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Acquisitions

ANSYS, Inc. has acquired a number of companies since 2000, including ICEM CFD Engineering, CADOE, CFX, Century Dynamics, Harvard Thermal, Fluent Inc. (2006) and Ansoft Corporation (2008).

ANSYS Workbench

ANSYS workbench is the unifying graphical user interface to the multitude of ANSYS simulation products, which are predominantly based on implementations of the finite element method and computational fluid dynamics. The current version distributed by Ansys, Inc is 13.0. ANSYS Workbench 13.0 includes the following simulation packages.[3]

  • Multiphysics
  • Structural mechanics
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Explicit Dynamics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Simulation Process & Data Management
  • Academic
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Geometry Interfaces and more

Mechanical and Civil Engineers mostly use the Structural Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics options. Structural Mechanics is used to determine factors such as the stress, strains and deformation in solid models. Fluid Dynamics can be used to simulate fluid flow in a control volume and determine factors such as exit velocity and temperature.

Alternative software for ANSYS CFX and Fluent

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