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Ansys Granta EduPack

Enhance your Materials Teaching

Ansys Granta EduPack—formerly CES EduPack—is a unique set of teaching resources that help academics enhance courses related to materials across engineering, design, science and sustainable development.


Granta EduPack, formerly CES EduPack, is a unique set of teaching resources to support materials education.

Granta EduPack provides support to enhance undergraduate materials education. EduPack includes a database of materials and process information, materials selection tools and a range of supporting resources. EduPack is divided into three levels so that students can access a suitable level of information as they progress through their studies.

Granta EduPack has also been designed to support a wide variety of teaching styles, from the design- and science-led approaches to problem-based teaching.

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    Comprehensive Database of Materials and Processes
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    Introduce Sustainability in Engineering Design
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    Powerful Visualization and Selection Tools
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    Interactive Projects, Exercises and Lectures

Quick Specs

The database and tools are divided into three levels so that students can access a suitable level of information as they progress through their studies, from pre-university up to postgraduate courses. 

  • Visualize Material Properties
  • Browse Like an Interactive Textbook
  • Add Models with Synthesizer
  • Supports Leading Materials Textbooks
  • Ashby Materials Selection Methodology
  • Materials Science and Engineering Database
  • Material Universe: Data on 4,000 Materials
  • Eco Audit for Engineering Design
  • Sustainability and Eco-Design Databases

Release Date: July 2021 R2

What's New

Strengthening Ansys Granta EduPack’s core capabilities to support multidisciplinary, design-focused engineering education.

Early-Stage Design Material Selection

Early-Stage Design Material Selection

New capability to export materials data to Ansys Discovery, enhancing student simulation projects and increasing students’ understanding of early-stage design.

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Enhanced Battery Module and Pack Design

Enhancements to calculated attributes from battery module and pack design, improving their selection and comparison capabilities. 

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Updated Industry Material Data

Updates to industry-level data such as the latest version of the MMPDS aerospace database.

Customer Testimonials

Conrado Rosales Torres (Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Puebla, Mexico)

Materials Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Advanced Manufacturing

“Large quantity of well documented information” “The database is continually updated, so that the records are reliable and do not become obsolete”

Prof. Elza Bontempi (University of Brescia, Italy)

Laboratory of spectroscopies for materials characterization

The teaching package has helped her to “introduce materials evaluation, in terms of sustainability. Not only with eco-design strategies, but [also] with attention to raw materials scarcity.”

Prof. Stéphane Gorsse (Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France)

Advanced Materials and Processing, Materials Engineering and Composites and Mechanical Engineering

“EduPack enables…project-based learning, flipped classes and ongoing assessment which favor action learning and collaborative working (groups of 4-5 students) on practical problems.”

Dr. Kareen Coulombe (Brown University, USA)


EduPack provides instructors with “quantitative values and easy-to-find definitions to which we can direct students through homework sets, lecture material and the final project. It puts a lot of data in one place and at our fingertips”. She says that students “report liking this software, as a way to apply their knowledge”.

Granta EduPack Capabilities

Granta EduPack is a unique set of teaching resources that support materials education

Granta EduPack provides the tools to help engage your students by using interactive, visual software. The software is divided into three levels so that students have access to materials information as their studies progress through all levels. EduPack provides students with a comprehensive database of materials and process information that is always kept up to date with the latest resources and data. In addition, self-study resources are available to stretch stronger students and to help others catch up, providing a flexible tool for every educator to utilize.

Materials education


Key Features

Enhance your materials education with the tools and resources in Granta EduPack. 

  • Comprehensive materials information
  • Materials selection
  • Eco audit tool
  • Synthesizer tool
  • Learning and teaching resources

The Granta EduPack database contains an unrivaled library of reliable materials information.

Granta EduPack makes it easy to learn and apply the rational selection methodology pioneered by Prof. Mike Ashby at the University of Cambridge.

Help students think critically and evaluate the environmental impact of a product. With the Eco Audit Tool, students can test design scenarios and understand the importance behind materials and process choices.

Granta EduPack includes models for predicting the properties of hybrid materials, enabling comparison with conventional materials and for predicting part costs. You can add your own models and apply the results to property charts.

Find inspiration for your teaching and access case studies, exercises, active teaching packages and more.


Ansys Granta EduPack

Ansys Granta EduPack

Ansys Granta EduPack helps materials educators engage students in materials topics and supports their learning throughout the engineering curriculum.

Education Resources

Materials resources

Enhance Your Curriculum

Search through hundreds of resources designed with educators in mind. These modular resources are easy to incorporate into your existing curriculum. While most of our resources are currently focused on materials teaching, we will be evolving this to include simulation resources.



Ansys Granta EduPack Support

Access our Installation Guide, Getting Started exercises and more.

Ansys Learning Forum: Materials

An open forum for questions about Ansys Materials software. Containing frequently asked questions about Granta EduPack, and more.

Downloads of EduPack Classic

If your institution still uses EduPack Classic and you have a MyGranta account, you can access Classic software downloads here.

Ansys software is accessible

It's vital to Ansys that all users, including those with disabilities, can access our products. As such, we endeavor to follow accessibility requirements based on the US Access Board (Section 508), Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), and the current format of the Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT).

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