ANSYS Multiphysics Campus Solution Now Available at Illinois Tech

The Office of Technology Services (OTS) announces that effective April 11, 2016, ANSYS simulation software, with its comprehensive Multiphysics capabilities, will be available at Illinois Tech. The campus-wide license, arranged by the Physics Department (Ali Khounsary) in a special cost agreement with ANSYS, provides free access to the software for all students, faculty, researchers, and their collaborators for teaching and educational research purposes.

ANSYS software is used to simulate and analyze a broad range of scientific, engineering, and design processes and includes many components such as:

  • ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS CFX and ANSYS Polyflow for Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations
  • ANSYS Mechanical (and Mechanical APDL) for thermal and structural analysis
  • ANSYS HFSS for high-frequency, electromagnetic simulation – antenna design, radar cross sections analysis, etc.
  • ANSYS Maxwell for low-frequency, electromagnetic simulation – remote power transfer devices, electric drive simulation, etc.
  • ANSYS SpaceClaim, the easiest and fastest solution to prepare geometry for simulation and preparation for 3D printing

The software package is available on Windows 7 and 8.1 (64-bit Professional and Enterprise versions); Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.5 and 6.6 (64-bit) and SUSE Enterprise Linux Server and Desktop (SLES / SLED) 11 SP2-SP3 (64-bit).

To Access ANSYS Simulation at Illinois Tech

Students: Students may download and install the student version on their personal devices here.

Faculty and Staff PCs: The research and teaching versions will be available for installation on office and lab computers after Friday, April 15, 2016. Contact the OTS Support Desk at or 312.567.DESK to arrange installation. Please indicate if you need the research version or the teaching version.

Mies Campus PC Labs: The teaching version will be installed over the summer. Click here to determine which labs will have the software installed.

Training and Additional Information

Introduction to ANSYS: Two short introductory tutorial sessions are scheduled for Thursday, April 14, 2016, one from 10 a.m.-12:40 p.m., which will be repeated the same day from 1:50-4:30 p.m., both in Herman Lounge, in Herman Hall. Faculty, students, and staff interested in learning about the software are encouraged to attend these open sessions.

Online Webinars: Find online webinars here.

ANSYS Online Training: Find online training here, or contact Jack Malluege at for more online training information.

If you have any questions, contact the OTS Support Desk at or 312.567.DESK for assistance.