Advanced Technology JSC.
Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) - the most reputed university of technology in Vietnam – is one of ANSYS customers which benefit a lot of Advantech solutions.
Before 1995 in Vietnam, nobody at the universities and the research centers/institutes knew about ANSYS software. Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) is not an exception neither.
In the years 1990s, with the Government program of developing the high quality teaching and research staffs for the universities of Vietnam, most universities in Vietnam including the Hanoi University of Science and Technology has sent more and more lecturers to the universities/research institutes in the developed countries to make their PhD research. After obtaining the PhD degree, the lecturers came back to their original universities to continue their teaching and research activities. During their PhD research period, many lecturers had the opportunity to make acquaintance and/or to use the different Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) software in their fields of research: Mechanics, Material Science, Thermal Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunication, Chemistry, Physics, Biology…
Understanding the powerfulness of those computational tools in the research and in the industrial applications, after coming back home, the lecturers of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology keep the good relationship with their thesis supervisors and their colleagues at their PhD preparation laboratories/departments to continue the teaching and research collaboration and use CAE software in their research activities in Vietnam. For example, in the field of mechanics and material science, the software like ANSYS, SAMCEF, SYSTUS, ABAQUS, LS-DYNA, PamCrash, DYNAFORM and MSC ’s software… were used by different lecturers and their students in the research at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology. By this way, the usage of CAE software has been introduced progressively in the teaching and the research activities at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology. In the other universities of technology in Vietnam, the situation was similar but at smaller scale. However all used software were only from the donation source and/or from the collaboration with the professors and/or the laboratories at the developed countries. That’s mean not purchased academic license at all, and the situation was really chaotic because any software was not the reference neither.
Undertanding of this situation in Vietnam, Advantech JSC. contacted ANSYS INC. to show the willing to promote ANSYS software in Vietnam and became the ANSYS Only Channel Partner in Vietnam in 2005. Understanding the very important role of the universities of forming the future users of CAE software, one of Advantech’s target is the coverage of all universities of technology in Vietnam where ANSYS software will be the reference as CAE software in the research at the universities.
To achieving this target, Advantech decided to start with the Hanoi University of Science and Technology - the most reputed university of technology in Vietnam. This university has provided many key staffs to all other universities, most research institutes; and many technical key staffs to the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) companies and the local companies (State-owned and private). In fact, Advantech created the partnership with the Center for Development and Application of Software for Industry (DASI Center) as its Technical Strategic Partner. DASI Center is the Research Center of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology with focus on the software for industry and ANSYS software can match perfectly.
Since that time, the usage of ANSYS software in the research has increased quickly not only in the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, but more and more in the other universities of Technology in Vietnam.
The usage of ANSYS solutions have been also expanded, initially from Structural Mechanics, to Thermal transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Electromagnetics (both low frequency and high frequency).
Conclusion: today we can state that ANSYS software become the reference as CAE software for the research in the Hanoi University of Science and Technology and many other universities of technology in Vietnam. The reference is not limited in the mechanics but also progressively in Thermal transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Electromagnetics (both low frequency and high frequency).
Advantech has also provided ANSYS academic licenses to all big universities of technology in Vietnam. The total coverage (at least one department/faculty of every university of technology in Vietnam) is forecasted for 2020.