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 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 to request access to ANSYS. 





  • Bridges


To see what versions of ANSYS are available type

module avail 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 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.

User Information

Connect to PSC systems:
Technical questions:

Send mail to or call the PSC hotline: 412-268-6350.