ANSYS is a finite-element analysis package to simulate the response of a physical system to structural loading, and thermal and electromagnetic effects. ANSYS uses the finite-element method to solve the underlying governing equations and the associated problem-specific boundary conditions.

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  • Windows Yes
  • Macintosh  No
  • Linux No

Does NUI, Galway have a site license for ANSYS?

No. NUI, Galway has a limited amount of ANSYS Academic Teaching Introductory licenses available for on-campus use only. Licenses are distributed by a network server, and are due for renewal in September. Products included in the ANSYS Academic Teaching Introductory license are listed on the ANSYS website. Software licensing terms are available online

IDAC Irelandis the NUI,Galway partner for ANSYS. The IDAC Irelandwebsite provides the latest news about ANSYS applications, releases, IDAC publications, training and seminar programs.

How can I get ANSYS for my computer?

  • ANSYS is available in PC Suites – search online for relevant PC Suites. 

  • Students  
    ANSYS have recently made their software free for student use outside the classroom. Details are available at the ANSYS site

  • Staff  
    ANSYS is available for on-campus use only. Please contact the Service Desk to borrow a copy of the installation CD.  Alternatively request access via our Software Self Service option. 

    ANSYS is available to postgraduate researchers for on-campus use only i.e. researchers who have a desktop computer linked to the campus network (excluding wireless connections). Please contact the Service Desk to borrow a copy of the installation CD. Alternatively request access via our Software Self Service option.

  • Installation Information 
    To install software on your machine you must login as an administrator
    Ansys Documentation
    Installation Instructions ANSYS
    Download ANSYS Borrowing documentation.

Can I install ANSYS on my home computer?

No. Licences must be purchased. IDAC Irelandis the NUI,Galway partner for ANSYS.

Where can I get technical support about ANSYS?

Technical support is available from ANSYS

Known Issues

Critical issue for ANSYS Workbench 14.0 users of Mechanical or Mesh system databases. This critical issue can result in the corruption of Workbench Mechanical or Mesh system database files. If further information is needed, please contact technical support.