ANSYS has released ANSYS Academic Student, a new simulation solution derived from the company's teaching software. The software offers similar capabilities as the commercial solution for $25 for a one-year license. Eligible U.S. students can download the ANSYS solution used in their classroom on their personal computer.
The simulation functionality built into Academic Student provides access to the same solvers and user environment in ANSYS' industry products. Students with multicore processors on their personal computers (up to a quad-core processor) can also benefit from the software's ability to run the solvers in parallel, allowing for more advanced simulations, the company says.
Mechanical and aerospace engineering students at Cornell University were among those selected to test ANSYS Academic Student on a trial basis prior to this launch. Rajesh Bhaskaran, Swanson Director of Engineering Simulation at Cornell, integrates simulation technology into courses across the Cornell Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Program. "Not only is this powerful solution easy for the students to access both financially and physically, it's also valuable to our curriculum. It allows our students to apply the technology across several of their engineering courses to complete homework assignments and projects, which ultimately gives them a deeper understanding of the solution's capabilities," Bhaskaran said.
ANSYS Academic Student is sold and distributed online via the ANSYS Student Portal, which provides access to numerous learning tools, tutorials and training..
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