Academic Partnerships

Today’s undergraduate students are tomorrow’s engineers and researchers. ANSYS has developed a number of creative approaches to help train the next generation of engineers, such as sponsorships, student competitions and hands-on programs. In addition, ANSYS partners with leading academic research institutions to assist them in pushing the technology envelope.

ANSYS and the VPHOP European Project: The Osteoporotic Virtual Physiological Human Universities involved in this consortium include:


University of Bern: Collaboration at the University uses ANSYS products to model the structural behavior of the femur including complex structure and material behavior of bone. Use of ANSYS products also used to model the injection of cement inside a porous structure.

Insitute Orthopedici: IOR is recognized as a world leading institute for orthopedic modeling. Located in Bologna, Italy, IOR has been using the ANSYS products for over 15 years and has significantly contributed to the recognition of;the ANSYS name in the orthopedic modeling community.

University of Eindhoven: This partnership focuses on the collaboration and publication with a leading Academic Organization for orthopedic applications. The university is also part of the VPHOP project.


Image courtesy of University of Bern: VPHOP European Project

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Partnerships Partnerships

ANSYS academic partnerships are designed to provide benefits to all stakeholders: students, academics, educational institutions, industry and ANSYS. Students become part of the CAE community through real-world project participation; professors can further their academic careers via broad exposure to industry and applications.

Academic partners share their successes through ANSYS Advantage articles, updates on this website, technical journal articles, conference presentations and similar published materials. ANSYS currently has more than 150 academic partnerships around the world.

For example, in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency, ANSYS sponsors several student teams participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a solar house design and efficiency competition. As another case in point, the General Motors (GM) PACE program incorporates software from ANSYS to train tomorrow’s automotive engineers.

Partnership Examples Partnership Examples

  • BREIN European Consortium - development of automated wind farm modeling
  • Carnegie Mellon University - teaching and research activity in electronics, energy, biomedical and nanotechnology sciences
  • Colorado School of Mines - development of modeling tools to represent electrochemical systems and supporting components
  • Cornell University, Cornell Theory Center - research on developing tools and methods for turbulent combustion simulations
  • Dalhousie University - research on multiphase flow and power generation applications
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - cardiovascular fluid mechanics research
  • IMPACT Center (consortium) - advancement of microscale mechanical, electrical integrated systems and nanotechnology
  • Illinois Institute of Technology - research in dynamics of fluid/polydispersed particle systems
  • Instituti Ortopedici (IOR), collaboration with European Project (VPHOP) - osteoporotic virtual human physiological
  • Iowa State University - research on CFD simulation of nanoparticle formation in microreactors
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) - research in megascale modeling of surface damage for structural health monitoring in civil engineering; microscale modeling of internal damage in composite materials; modeling of surface contact phenomena
  • McGill University Metals Processing Center (MMPC) - iron and steel making research
  • Mississippi State University - fluid dynamics research
  • MIT - research on computational modeling of vascular drug delivery
  • North Carolina State University - research on fluid particle dynamics analysis of biomedical systems; simulation modeling in emerging technologies in nonwoven industry
  • Pennsylvania State University - research in fuel cell modeling
  • Princeton University - research in flow simulations
  • Purdue - electronics cooling research
  • Purdue-West Lafayette, Center for Excellence for Airliner Cabin Environment Research
  • Rutgers University- flow, mixing and scale up problems in mixers
  • St. Petersburg State Polytechnic Institute - aerodynamics student projects and aircraft engine applications
  • TU Darmstad - joint research initiative in CFD software development for multidimensional flow simulations in nuclear reactor containments
  • TU Dresden - research on CFD software development for multidimensional flow simulation; part of European Research Network - EUREKA
  • TU München - joint research on CFD software development for multidimensional flow simulations in nuclear reactor cooling circuits
  • Tufts University - research studying flow in cerebral aneurysms
  • University of Alberta - multiphysics and MEMS research
  • University of Bern - research associated with VPHOP European Project
  • University of British Columbia - research on biomechanical modeling of mechanical behavior of tongue and modeling of airflow
  • University of Connecticut - research on flame simulations with detailed chemical kinetics
  • University of Eindhoven - research on orthopedic applications
  • University of Florida - development of CFD-specific chemical engineering curricula material
  • University of Liverpool -research on impact and blast
  • University of Maryland – high-shear mixing research
  • Universities of Glasgow, Strathcyde and Lancaster - marine energy research
  • University of Texas Arlington - electronics and electronic packaging research
  • University of Utah - research on simulation of nanoparticle synthesis in gas-phase reactors
  • University of Victoria - research in fuel cell technology
  • University of Wisconsin - supporting Kiva users using ANSYS ICEM CFD as a post-processor
  • University of Wisconsin - research in thermal forming
  • Ghent University - biomedical research in cardiovascular modeling

Formula-SAE & Formula Student Team Sponsorships Formula-SAE & Formula Student Team Sponsorships

ANSYS provides engineering simulation software for Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) student members participating in Formula SAE and Formula Student competitions. In both activities, students use simulation technology to virtually prototype — then build and test — many aspects of a small formula-style racing car. Because of restrictions related to the car frame, suspension and engines, competition is fierce — and a large percentage of the winning teams employ ANSYS tools.

Students are challenged to seek out the absolute best performance from their vehicles. Teams build their cars over a period of about one year; annual national and international competitions pit teams against each other in a range of areas, from design to car performance to budgeting to marketing.