Fourth ANSYS Tutorial Available April 20

A tutorial class, “Introduction to ANSYS,” will take place on Friday, April 20 from 2–5 p.m. in the Robert A. Pritzker Science Center, Room 129. This is the fourth in a series of tutorials developed by Ali Khounsary, research professor of physics, and the Office of Technical Services (OTS) for those with no prior knowledge of the ANSYS program.

Finite element method is a versatile technique to numerically solve complex physics and engineering problems. Several widely used commercial software packages based on this technique are currently available including ANSYS, which is now available for free to all Illinois Tech faculty and students through a special arrangement with the company.

In this tutorial, attendees will learn how to start the program on their computers, set up a model representing the geometry of a problem, provide the necessary input, solve the problem, and visualize the results. Examples selected are simple and easy to follow. The tutorial is free to the Illinois Tech community, but on a first-come, first-served basis due to limited seating. To register, RSVP to Todd Kersh at and include your name and your major.

Detailed remote desktop connection instructions will be emailed to confirmed registrants prior to the April 20 class. Please bring a laptop to access the software during the tutorial.