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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 Data January 2021

What's New

Now capable of integration with Ansys Workbench, EduPack can be used more powerfully than ever to bring materials selection into the design process. Also, use our brand new Battery Designer tool to help your students explore electrification trade-offs. 

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Ansys Workbench Integration

Open EduPack from within Workbench and perform selections to use EduPack’s comprehensive materials data in simulation. Enhance design projects with materials data and selection at the initial stages.


Battery Designer Tool

Compare battery cell performance using EduPack’s selection tools. Explore different multi-cell configurations and estimate their performance – investigate trade-offs between different battery pack designs.


Additional Medical Device Data

First introduced in EduPack 2020, the Medical Devices database now features two additional Covid-relevant devices: Surgical Mask and Ventilation mask. Use these and other records to explore current topics such as medical waste and regulatory approval.

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.



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.


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Ansys Granta EduPack

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

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