Second ANSYS Tutorial To Be Held Thursday, July 14

The second tutorial session on ANSYS engineering simulation software will be held on Thursday, July 14, from 1:30-5 p.m. in the Stuart Building Auditorium (SB 104). The tutorial is free and open to the Illinois Tech community, but space is limited. RSVP to Todd Kersh ( and include your name and major.

ANSYS software, available for free to all Illinois Tech faculty and students, can be used to solve thermal, mechanical, electromagnetic, fluid dynamics, acoustics, and other problems. Ali Khounsary, adjunct professor of physics, and the Office of Technology Services (OTS) are offering a series of tutorials to teach the program to those with no prior knowledge of it.

In Thursday’s tutorial session, attendees will learn how to start the program, 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. It is not necessary to have attended the first tutorial session in order to attend this one.

Before the meeting, please go to this site; select the Agree radio button at the bottom of the page, then click the Download button next to ANSYS Student Release 17.0. You must also download the License Key noted at the bottom of the page. Once both the Student Version and License Key are downloaded, click the Installation Help box near the top of the page for installation instructions. Be sure this installation is completed before coming to the tutorial session.