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ANSYS is a general purpose finite element modeling package for solving a wide variety of mechanical problems, including static/dynamic structural analysis (both linear and non-linear), heat transfer and fluid problems, as well as acoustic and electromagnetic problems.

ANSYS Multiphysics couples structural, thermal, CFD, acoustic and electromagnetic simulation capabilities and is installed on Bridges.

Fluent is part of the ANSYS package and is accessed through the ansys module as given below.


Access to ANSYS is restricted. 

Corporate users must negotiate licensing with ANSYS, Inc. and arrange for an allocation with PSC. Contact the PSC Corporate Relations office at 412-268-4960 to discuss an allocation of time.

Academic users must

  • have a valid PSC account
  • be at an institution which has a local ANSYS license.

If you don’t have a valid PSC account, see the instructions for applying.

If you don’t know whether or not your institution has a local ANSYS license, contact your departmental or campus computing services to find out.

When you meet both requirements,  complete the form at https://www.psc.edu/resources/software/ansys/ansys-request-form/ to request access to ANSYS.


Usage on Bridges-2

To see what versions of ANSYS are available type

module spider ansys

To see what other modules are needed, what commands are available and how to get additional help type

module help  ansys

To use ANSYS, include a command like this in your batch script or interactive session to load the ANSYS module:

module load ansys

Be sure you also load any other modules needed, as listed by the module help ansys command.