Introduction to ANSYS (Part 3: Electromagnetics)

Introduction to ANSYS (Part 3: Electromagnetics) will take place on Friday, October 7 from 2–5 p.m. in the John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center Auditorium. This is the third 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 very versatile technique to numerically solve complex engineering and physics problems. Several widely used commercial software packages based on this technique are currently available including ANSYS, which has recently been made freely available to all Illinois Tech faculty and students through a special arrangement with the company. It can be used to solve thermal, mechanical, electromagnetics, fluid dynamics problems, acoustics, and other problems.

In this tutorial, attendees will learn how to start the program on their computer, 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 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 October 7 training session. Bring a laptop to access the software during the tutorial.