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ANSYS Student Version & Access to online tutorials

Student Version - Download & Registration Instructions

NOTE: It's recommended that students install the ANSYS Campus version.

If you require the student version then proceed below. The student version does not require connection to the Campus network.

Access to ANSYS online tutorials

If you need access to the ANSYS online tutorials, sign up for a Customer Account or Student Portal Account.

Here is our UCI ANSYS ACCOUNT information required to setup an account.

About ANSYS Student software:

ANSYS Academic Student is an exciting new, low cost, introductory level academic product that individual USA based students can purchase to learn the fundamentals of simulation whilst gaining exposure to our state of the art simulation workflow, pre-processing, post-processing and solver products.

If you require no node limits, please use the ANSYS Campus Software package.

Benefit of using the student version:

Licensing is managed directly with ANSYS. There is no need to use the campus license server.

How to obtain ANSYS Student Version:

Register for an account at ANSYS and download the software from their download site.

Use the account information on this link to register for an ANSYS account:

 - The above account information is limited to UCI Google Apps accounts.
 - You will be licensed through ANSYS. 

The Academic version of ANSYS v16 (not the Student Version) is installed in the HSSOE computer labs. 

More about About ANSYS student version:

License Type:
  • Annual lease.
  • Node locked (to your PC /laptop)

Bundled Applications/Capabilities:
  • ANSYS Workbench
  • ANSYS Multiphysics
  • ANSYS Mechanical
  • ANSYS Meshing and Extended Meshing
  • ANSYS DesignModeler

Numerical Problem Size Limits:
  • Implicit Structural, thermal:
    • 32,000 nodes/elements
  • Explicit Dynamics: 32,000 nodes
  • Low Frequency Electromagnetics:
    • 64,000 nodes/elements
  • Fluid Dynamics: 512,000 nodes/cells

Instructional use of Ansys

Professor Said Elghobashi, Ph.D., D.Sc., teaches Ansys CFD in his MAE 132 class, Computational Fluid Dynamics and in his MAE 195 project class, using the Ansys Academic Teaching CFD license agreement. Some of Professor Elghobashi's recent work includes researching particle-laden turbulent flows


The Power of ANSYS

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About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations — no matter their industry — to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs more than 2,500 professionals, many of them expert in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 70 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit for more information.

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