Ansys simulation software, with its comprehensive Multiphysics capabilities, provides bundles that offer structural mechanics, explicit dynamics, fluid dynamics and thermal simulation capabilities. These bundles also include ANSYS Workbench, relevant CAD import tools, solid modeling and meshing, and high-performance computing (HPC) capability. Electronics Academic Products: Bundles that offer high-frequency, signal integrity, RF, microwave, millimeter-wave device and other electronic engineering simulation capabilities. These bundles include products such as ANSYS HFSS, ANSYS Q3D Extractor, ANSYS Slwave, ANSYS Maxwell and ANSYS Simplorer Advanced.

ANSYS software is used to simulate and analyze a broad range of scientific, engineering, and design processes and includes many components such as:

  • ANSYS Fluent, ANSYS CFX and ANSYS Polyflow for Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations
  • ANSYS Mechanical (and Mechanical APDL) for thermal and structural analysis
  • ANSYS HFSS for high-frequency, electromagnetic simulation – antenna design, radar cross sections analysis, etc.
  • ANSYS Maxwell for low-frequency, electromagnetic simulation – remote power transfer devices, electric drive simulation, etc.

ANSYS also included Chemkin, a proprietary software tool for solving complex chemical kinetics problems. Chemkin solves thousands of reaction combinations to develop a comprehensive understanding of particular processes, which can involve multiple chemical species, concentration ranges, and gas temperatures.


No cost for eligible users.


Faculty Students

Student Version

Students can download the free student version from the College of Engineering’s website.

Faculty/Research Version

Faculty and staff can download software with their myBama credentials.

Download Ansys

The College of Engineering offers support installing engineering software tools. Contact for assistance.

Eligibility and Cost

No cost for eligible users.

Licensing Information

Students can download a free student version of Ansys. A licensed version is available for faculty and researchers.

Software Information

Connection to campus VPN is not required to license Ansys student version but is required for faculty version.