If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation.
ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation.
We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers.
By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.”
Rapidly explore ideas, iterate and innovate with ANSYS Discovery 3D design software. With the easy-to-use tools, you can build and optimize lighter and smarter products.
Evaluate more concepts and rapidly gauge design performance through virtual design testing. You’ll speed up development and new product introduction.
Delve deeper into your design’s details, with the same results accuracy as ANSYS flagship products — when and where you need it. Refine a concept and introduce multiple physics simulations to better account for real-world conditions.
Lighting conditions affect product performance, human comfort and perception - so modeling light propagation and its impact is crucial. ANSYS optical simulation software uniquely simulates a system’s optical performance and evaluates the final illumination effect. This unparalleled virtual product development helps you to improve your optical product’s performance, while simultaneously reducing development time and costs.
ANSYS’ physics-based imaging, photonics and illumination software streamlines the design process, so you can better understand how your product will look and operate. Simulation lets you assess your product virtually to see how it will appear in real-world lighting and usage conditions. For example, you can virtually assess the performance of a smart automotive headlight in dynamic driving conditions using optical simulations instead of wasting time building and testing costly physical prototypes. Whether you are designing a TV screen, a street lighting network, a smart headlight, a head-up display or the interior mood lighting in an automobile, ANSYS optical simulation software helps you make your design more efficient and appealing.
When customers evaluate your products, the overall look and details can make the difference. ANSYS optical software lets you simulate light interactions with materials so you can see how your product will appear in real-world conditions. Create the best “visual signature” for your product using simulation to see “eye to eye” with your customers.
Optical sensors are the eyes of any intelligent system. ANSYS physics-based simulations can help you assess raw signals from camera and lidar systems in their operating environments. You can post-process the simulated data to optimize sensor layout on vehicles in dynamic driving conditions.
Every product is made from materials. You need to base your decisions and analysis on the right information about those materials. And you need to apply that information correctly. The ANSYS Granta product range can help. Granta software ensures accurate, consistent, traceable materials information every time and provides the tools you need to support design, research and teaching.
ANSYS GRANTA MI is the leading system for materials information management in engineering enterprises. A single “gold source” for your organization’s materials IP saves time, cuts costs and eliminates risk. Capture and re-use vital knowledge about your metals, plastics and composites. Provide reliable data for CAD, CAE and PLM. Drive material innovation, empower design and solve materials-related business problems.
ANSYS CES Selector is the standard tool for materials selection and graphical analysis of materials properties. A comprehensive materials data library plus unique software tools enable you to use materials to innovate and evolve your products; quickly identify solutions to material issues; confirm and validate your choice of materials; and reduce material and development costs.
CES EduPack is a unique set of teaching resources that supports materials education across engineering, design, science and sustainable development.
Gain easy access to the material property data you need for structural analysis, from within ANSYS Mechanical. Find coverage of many important materials classes, save time wasted searching for and converting data and gain greater confidence in your data inputs.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a tool with amazing flexibility, accuracy and breadth of application. But serious CFD, the kind that provides insights to help you optimize your designs, can be out of reach unless you choose your software carefully. To get serious CFD results, you need serious software. ANSYS CFD goes beyond qualitative results to deliver accurate quantitative predictions of fluid interactions and trade-offs. These insights reveal unexpected opportunities for your product — opportunities that even experienced engineering analysts can miss.
While ANSYS CFD empowers experienced analysts to deliver deep insights, serious CFD is not just for experts modeling rocket ships and racing cars. Engineers at every level across diverse industries are getting great value from CFD analysis. The ANSYS Customer Excellence (ACE) team has seen and solved a vast array of CFD simulation challenges and are ready to help you solve yours.
Go further and faster with well-validated CFD results across the widest range of general, specialty and multiphysics applications. ANSYS Fluent and ANSYS CFX provide fast results for virtually any fluid or multiphysics application, with industry-leading accuracy and robustness. This serious CFD software has the wide-ranging capabilities needed to solve your design problems today and in the future.
Best-in-class CFD solvers extend the limits of what is possible, so you can maximize your product’s performance and efficiency. You can use ANSYS CFD analysis to innovate with breakthrough capabilities in turbomachinery, turbulence, combustion and in-flight icing.
Recent innovations to modeling, meshing, the user environment, high-performance computing and post-processing radically accelerate your time to results without compromising accuracy. They enable novice users to quickly become productive while giving experienced users greater opportunities to excel.
ANSYS structural analysis software enables you to solve complex structural engineering problems and make better, faster design decisions. With the finite element analysis (FEA) tools available in the suite, you can customize and automate solutions for your structural mechanics problems and parameterize them to analyze multiple design scenarios. You can connect easily to other physics analysis tools for even greater fidelity. ANSYS structural analysis software is used throughout the industry to enable engineers to optimize their product designs and reduce the costs of physical testing.
From designers and occasional users looking for quick, easy and accurate results, to experts looking to model complex materials, large assemblies and nonlinear behavior, ANSYS has you covered. The intuitive interface of ANSYS Mechanical enables engineers of all levels to get answers fast and with confidence.
Mechanical has intelligent meshing technology, enabling you to rapidly obtain optimal meshing on every model. Easily added controls enable you to fine-tune the mesh as needed.
Simulation of complex materials and material behavior can be achieved using the built-in models, user-defined material models or Material Designer to create representative volume elements (RVEs). Models with very large deformation need not be simplified by switching to explicit solvers unnecessarily. The NonLinear ADaptivity (NLAD) capability automatically handles challenging simulations by remeshing the solution as it progresses.
Unique technology for modeling crack growth in structures where fracture is a concern means that complex meshing processes and guesswork can be eliminated.
ANSYS Motion is a next-generation engineering solution based on flexible multibody dynamics. It enables fast and accurate analysis of rigid and flexible bodies within a single solver. A series of toolkits provides extensions to its functionality to enable you to investigate the behavior of a vehicle’s powertrain design, including gears and bearings, and systems incorporating chains, belts and continuous tracks.
The complexities of metal additive manufacturing can be tamed with the use of ANSYS Additive Prep, ANSYS Additive Print and ANSYS Additive Suite. Generation of designs and supports, as well as process simulation, reduce the complexities and failed builds often faced by companies adopting these technologies.
A complete range of analysis tools is available to analyze single load cases, vibration or transient analysis; you can also examine linear and nonlinear behavior of materials, joints and geometry. Advanced solver technology with ANSYS Autodyn and ANSYS LS-DYNA enables you to carry out drop, impact and explosion simulations. ANSYS AQWA, along with the offshore simulation capabilities in ANSYS Mechanical, provides industry-specific capabilities for engineers designing marine environments.
ANSYS electromagnetic field simulation helps you design innovative electrical and electronic products faster and more cost-effectively. In today’s world of high performance electronics and advanced electrification systems, the effects of electromagnetic fields on circuits and systems cannot be ignored. ANSYS software can uniquely simulate electromagnetic performance across component, circuit and system design, and can evaluate temperature, vibration and other critical mechanical effects. This unmatched electromagnetic-centric design flow helps you achieve first-pass system design success for advanced communication systems, high-speed electronic devices, electromechanical components and power electronics systems.
ANSYS high-frequency electromagnetics design software enables you to design, simulate and validate the performance of antennas and RF and microwave components. The integrated microwave circuit and system modeling capabilities have direct integration to our EM solvers delivering a platform for full-system verification of next-generation RF & microwave designs.
The ANSYS Chip-Package-System (CPS) design flow delivers unparalleled simulation capacity and speed for power integrity, signal integrity and EMI analysis of high-speed electronic devices. Automated thermal analysis and integrated structural analysis capabilities complete the industry’s most comprehensive chip-aware and system-aware simulation solution across the chip-package-board.
ANSYS electromechanical and power electronics simulation software is ideal for applications which depend on the robust integration of motors, sensors, and actuators with electronics controls. ANSYS software simulates the interactions between these components and the design flow incorporates thermal and mechanical analysis for evaluating cooling strategies and analyzing critical mechanical effects like noisevibration- harshness (NVH).
ANSYS electronics thermal management solutions leverage advanced solver technology with robust, automatic meshing to enable you to rapidly perform heat transfer and fluid flow simulation for convective and forced air cooling strategies. Our solutions help you design cooling strategies to avoid excessive temperatures that degrade the performance of IC packages, printed circuit boards (PCBs), data centers, power electronics and electric motors.
Increasing demand for smart electronic devices is driving integration and further miniaturization of integrated circuit (IC) technology. Interacting physics arising from shrinking geometries, especially in FinFETs, stacked-die and emerging 3D-IC architectures, result in power integrity and reliability-related design challenges. By simulating electromigration, thermal effects and electrostatic discharge phenomena, you can verify the power noise integrity and reliability of the most complex ICs. ANSYS simulation and modeling tools offer you early power budgeting analysis for high-impact design decisions and foundrycertified accuracy needed for IC sign-off.
At the core of every electronics system is a chip that has to meet multiple conflicting requirements, such as high performance, increased functionality, power efficiency, reliability and still at a low cost. Ensuring the chip meets power integrity and reliability requirements as both a stand-alone component and within the electronics system calls for a system-aware chip design methodology. ANSYS uniquely offers a suite of multidomain, multiphysics solutions to support a chip-package-system (CPS) design flow.
With the cost of designing and implementing a system-on-chip (SoC) ranging from $50 million to $200 million, first-time working silicon is a must. IC designers require the most accurate simulation solution and consider foundry certification as the ultimate proof of accuracy. ANSYS semiconductor solutions have been certified at all leading foundries since 2006.
Our software has enabled thousands of successful tape-outs across multiple technology nodes. Our solutions are used by more than 90 percent of the global semiconductor companies, including all of the top 20.
As product complexity grows, so does the challenge of integrating individual components within a system to ensure they work together as expected. Systems modeling, simulation and validation allow you to create a complete digital prototype to understand and optimize the critical interactions between physics, controls and the environment throughout the product development process. And, by combining systems modeling with sensors and big data, you can develop a digital twin to manage your product’s performance and maintenance after it has been deployed.
With ANSYS solutions for systems, you can build complete systems and digital twins. We offer the most advanced technologies for 3D physics simulation, embedded systems and software design. You can also assemble these different components into complete digital twins of software-controlled, multidomain systems that can be used throughout the whole product lifecycle — from the initial concept to product operation.
For intelligent devices, the combination of software, electronics and hardware design challenges significantly increases the complexity of the product architecture and expands the scope of the engineering design. Intelligent, interconnected products have thousands of unique requirements that are served by a multiplicity of components, each with thousands of design parameters and interfaces that must be engineered, verified and validated.
Systems simulation informs design choices, provides insight and validates systems-level characteristics, function, behavior and performance. It goes beyond the design of individual parts and accurately captures the effects of interactions between these parts. Systems simulation also extends through testing and into the product operation phase to allow for predictive maintenance and optimal management of complex and expensive assets.
Embedded software is increasingly being used in smart devices, but imperfect code can be the cause of many product failures. Industry leaders estimate that every 1,000 lines of embedded software contain eight bugs. To manage this quality risk, as well as to meet higher standards for software certification, you need to leverage embedded software development tools and certified code generators.
ANSYS provides a model-based embedded software development and simulation environment with a built-in automatic code generator to accelerate embedded software development projects. System and software engineers use ANSYS SCADE solutions to graphically design, verify and automatically generate critical systems and software applications with high dependability requirements. SCADE solutions are highly interoperable and can be easily integrated, allowing for development optimization and increased communication among team members.
SCADE code generators have been qualified/certified at the highest level of safety across six market segments by more than 10 safety authorities worldwide, including:
DO-178C up to Level A – Aerospace and Defense Applications by FAA, EASA, Transport Canada and ANAC
IEC 61508 up to SIL 3 – Transportation and Industrial Applications by TÜV SÜD
EN 50128 up to SIL 3/4 – Rail Transportation Applications by TÜV SÜD, EBA and Certifer
IEC 60880 demonstrated compliance – Nuclear Applications by nuclear safety authorities
ISO 26262 up to ASIL D – Automotive Applications by TÜV SÜD
SCADE users report the following development and verification cost improvements:
> alignment of the design process according to safety standard objectives
> reduction of development costs by 50 percent, on average
> acceleration of certification by a factor of two
Today’s businesses operate in a highly competitive environment where every company strives to innovate faster while lowering their product development and maintenance costs. Every function within an organization faces tremendous pressure to deliver more with less. Engineering operations are no exception. That’s why the world’s leading companies have adopted the ANSYS simulation platform — to transform the way they innovate and engineer their next-generation products and maintenance services.
The ANSYS simulation platform delivers the broadest suite of best-inclass simulation technology and unifies it with your custom applications, CAD software and enterprise business process tools such as PLM. It’s open and flexible framework connects engineering teams, tools and data. A common platform facilitates the efficient and reliable sharing of engineering information across an organization, its supply chain and field operations, making your engineering operations more agile. The platform is built on three pillars that enable you to apply simulation effectively from concept to detailed design, resulting in productivity gains, faster design decisions and accelerated innovation.
With the ANSYS simulation platform, you can produce high-fidelity virtual prototypes to simulate the behavior of complete products in their actual working environments. It delivers the most advanced technologies for 3-D physics simulation, embedded software design, and system simulation.
The platform adapts to any IT infrastructure from desktop to cloud, enabling you to collaborate and share simulation data and processes across multiple sites.
ecosystem With the ANSYS simulation platform’s open framework, you can create custom workflows or download ready-to-use apps from the ANSYS App store. The platform gives you access to our thriving partner network of industry-leading companies, which ensures easy integration and management of additional capabilities for your challenging and evolving needs.