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Shaping the Future through Artificial Intelligence and Simulation

Discover how visionary companies are leveraging the power of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), and simulation to take a leap of certainty when solving complex engineering problems.

The Power of Augmented Simulation

Since the first computers, artificial intelligence (AI) has existed as a concept to describe programs that can solve actual problems and execute tasks without being explicitly programmed to do so. Machine learning (ML) is a means of realizing AI through making decisions, acting on them, and adapting over time based on the outcome of those decisions. Using artificial neural networks, which are algorithms that attempt to imitate how human brains make decisions, deep learning (DL) unlocks new insights, trains better algorithms, and accelerates engineering innovation.

Ansys uses AI/ML methods to automatically find simulation parameters to improve speed and accuracy simultaneously, and guide early product optimization efforts to help engineers quickly find the best design space based on thousands of parameters. Drive business intelligence and take a leap of certainty with Ansys. 

Benefit from AI and Simulation

AI/ML is being successfully adopted by an increasingly broad range of industries and users. We’d expect that AI/ML applications would be actively used in science and medicine, from streamlining drug discovery to robot-assisted surgery to automated medical records that can be instantaneously accessed by providers anywhere in the world. But it’s also helping consumer brands mine their social media to find out how customers feel about their products (sentiment analysis), giving investors a leg up on stock trade opportunities (financial algorithmic trading) and enabling e-commerce owners to personalize offerings to online shoppers (recommendation engines).

At Ansys, we can use AI/ML methods to automatically find the parameters of simulation to simultaneously improve speed and accuracy. We can use augmented simulation to speed up the simulation by factors of 100X by training neural networks via data-driven or physics-informed methods. Advanced simulation technology, enhanced with AI/ML, is underpinning the engineering design process.

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Revolutionizing 3D Surface-Contact Detection via Deep Learning

Behind the scenes, artificial intelligence technologies are reshaping the way new products are developed, verified, and brought to market. Discover the future of surface-contact modeling.


Robustness in Design and Manufacturing

Most engineers are familiar with optimization techniques, but robustness evaluation takes that a step further to show proof of quality.

Simulation-Based Product Innovation

From the earliest stages of design and analysis, simulation improves workflows and increases quality and accuracy. Read how, through the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Ansys customers are pushing those boundaries even further.

Ansys + Robert Bosch Engineering

Using Ansys technology, Bosch is creating digital models that take advantage of the capabilities of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and redefine electric vehicle design. 

Ansys + Seagate Technology

Discover how AI/ML-powered simulation is empowering Seagate Technology engineers to achieve the highest possible accuracy in streamlined development workflows.

Wind Sustainability
Ansys + LG Electronics

Ansys’ best-in-class simulation solutions will help LG to develop their next-generation technologies with a focus on sustainability and digital transformation.

Network Switch
Ansys + Juniper Networks

Ansys helps Juniper achieve highly predictively accurate power integrity signoff in significantly less time with a massively parallelizable design methodology that achieves greater switching coverage and improved reliability.

Achronix Chip
Ansys + Achronix

Achronix leveraged Ansys’ semiconductor simulation software to safeguard its latest chip design with thermal reliability and power integrity of intellectual property (IP) blocks and more.

Lunar Rover
Ansys + SPEC Innovations

A leader in systems engineering, SPEC Innovations is applying Ansys simulation solutions to develop a digital twin of a lunar rover to better enable Moon excavation in response to NASA’s Break the Ice Lunar Challenge.

Accelerate Machine Learning with Simulation

Learn how Ansys Fluent can make effective use artificial intelligence (AI) to improve performance without compromising accuracy. Initial results show an 86X speedup.

Michael P. Brenner is the Michael F. Cronin Professor of Applied Mathematics & Applied Physics and a Professor of Physics at Harvard University. Brenner is also a Research Scientist at Google Research. He presents an overview of his work with Ansys and Google Research in “Machine Learning Convective Discretizations through User-Defined Functions in Fluent.”

AI in the Engineering Era

Artificial Intelligence

Watch this webinar to discover how AI/ML can give your business the competitive edge and shorten the time to market.


AI/ML-based methods bring the ability to make use of historical data. Typically, when a volume of data is collected, there is a responsibility to sort through that information to pull out what is most needed, what is less valuable, and what should be discarded. The less useful or discarded data often gets stored away in old formats on computer hard drives, becoming mainly inaccessible and seemingly worthless. However, AI/ML thrives off a backlog of data and makes excellent use of them, turning obsolete legacy data into high-value assets.

Join this webinar to learn how AI/ML can benefit from unused or old data by recycling them to use as training material. Using past simulation results and data to learn and approach new design challenges is similar to leveraging the expertise of a team of senior designers but with a more significant advantage.

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By accelerating simulation with artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning, engineers are empowered to work with large, complex design more quickly – without sacrificing accuracy for speed.


Driving Smarts: Is Robust Vehicle Perception Here?

The artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) that facilitate ADAS and AV perception is enabled by data. Enormous amounts of ADAS and AV system data intelligence must be collected by sensors during billions of hours of virtual drive time to guide and validate system safety.

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Deep Learning Is Poised to end the Trade-off Between Speed and Fidelity

The Ansys research and development team is exploring the potential use of deep learning to solve high-dimensional problems in simulation space much like the problems in computer vision space. 


Connect the Digital Thread with Hybrid Digital Twins, AI-Enabled Simulation, and Cloud Computing

Digital convergence enables industries to make the most of the data they collect to inform decisions at every stage of the product life cycle. Read how simulation engineering fits in the broader digital convergence discussion.

Articles by Dr. Banerjee


How Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Simulation Work Together

Ansys Chief Technology Officer Dr. Prith Banerjee explains how better, faster decisions are made possible when AI, ML, and simulation align. 


How AI and ML are Changing Simulation

Ansys can use simulation augmented by AI/ML to speed up the simulation time by factors of 100X by training neural networks by data-driven methods or physics-informed methods.

3D AI Compressing Housing

AI and ML: The Brave New World of Simulation

Ansys is capitalizing on AI and ML capabilities to help customers solve their most complex problems, including the task of geometric representation, which is a foundational problem that affects virtually every engineering team.

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On-Demand Webinars

Ansys 2023 R1: Ansys Mechanical What’s New

2023 R1 brings new features to Ansys Mechanical that enable users to perform more accurate and efficient structural simulations. This webinar will cover the top highlights in Mechanical for this release. Gain insight into the computational resources required to solve a simulation, including expected solve time and memory usage, by using the AI/ML-powered Resource Prediction feature.

Safe System Design and Autonomous Vehicle Software Development

How can autonomous development teams working on L3+ systems ensure that they are safer than a human driver while affordable for the business model? For a sustainable business model solution, an intensive trade-off between performance and safety is required in AD system development. Learn how Ansys solutions address critical technical challenges in safe system design and AV Software development.

Hybrid Digital Twins: Bringing Together the Best of AI and Physics

In this webinar, our panel of experts will discuss how to bring together the best of AI and physics to create hybrid digital twins. Hybrid digital twins implement advanced techniques including physics simulations and virtual sensors. The panelists will also look inside the AI/physics work already underway thanks to the liaison between the AIoT User Group and the Digital Twin Consortium. 


Autonomous Vehicle Radar Simulation
Improving Autonomous Vehicle Radar Performance with Simulation

As the world draws near to the reality of fully autonomous automobiles and transport vehicles, there is a great deal of focus on the development of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and rapid automated decision-making. While the AI and decision-making systems must plan the vehicle trajectory and response to the environment, the sensors must feed the control systems executing those algorithms with accurate data on the current and developing state of the vehicle’s surroundings. 

Manufacturing Simulation
How Machine Learning Helps Getting Additive Manufactured Parts to Market Faster

For additive manufacturing (AM) to become adopted as a mainstream industrial production technique there remains a challenge: speed + reliability. How can you rapidly optimize process parameters for additive manufactured parts, thus reducing time-to-market?

IDC & Ansys Webinar Post‐Event Executive Summary

Artificial Intelligence has the potential to shift the landscape of most industries. The automation potential of AI alone can rapidly accelerate the pace of design cycles and innovation. Although introducing AI will come with its hurdles, those that start their innovation journey now will be able to lead their fields for decades to come. Download this summary to learn more.


Autonomous Vehicle Simulation
How Simulation Drives the Top Automotive Trends: Autonomous Vehicles

Two incredibly big plays in autonomy are behavior prediction and 3D object detection. Both involve sensors and perception software. These features aim to reduce accidents by detecting pedestrian behavior around a moving vehicle and in-vehicle driver fatigue or negligence. To successfully implement these features, advanced recognition technologies enhanced by artificial intelligence (AI) are almost a necessity.

Increasing Additive Manufacturing Build Success With Machine Learning

A new level of insight into additive manufacturing (AM) data enables engineers to control the AM process and optimize material and part performance. Results can be achieved with a greatly reduced number of experimental test cycles.

Prepare for the Machine Learning Revolution with Emerging MLaaS Capabilities from Ansys

Machine learning as a service (MLaaS) is helping to support the widespread adoption and application of ML. By capitalizing on a SaaS (software-as-a-service) delivery model tuned for ML workloads, organizations can quickly join the machine learning revolution.