Engineering Simulation Software
2600 ANSYS Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
Toll Free: 844.462.6797
Annette N. Arribas, IRC
Senior Director, Global Investor Relations Officer
- Corporate Knights Global 100
PRESIDENT & CEO
Ajei S. Gopal
- ACE Awards 2019
- America’s Most Responsible Companies
- Best Workplaces for Innovations 2019
According to the company, “If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where Ansys software played a critical role in its creation. Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation. They help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, they help them solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.”
ANSYS employs nearly 4,000 professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimisation.
ANSYS is headquartered in the United States, south of Pittsburgh in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1970, the company has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 50+ countries. Together the company fosters close partnerships with customers and provides local value-added service and support.
Engineering Simulation Software Products
Ansys offers a comprehensive software suite that spans the entire range of physics, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design process requires. Organizations around the world trust Ansys to deliver the best value for their engineering simulation software investment.
Ansys’ comprehensive training, consulting and professional services offer a wide range of product support. From full-time, onsite Ansys experts to virtual and classroom training, customers can find a service plan suited to their needs.
Company Sustainable Activity
For nearly five decades, ANSYS has worked with its customers and partners to help design, develop and operate products to reduce carbon emissions, from nuclear reactors to electric cars. ANSYS solutions help pioneers of modern technology to evaluate new concepts and accelerate product development using computational methods by enabling them to virtually test the performance of their products and processes for real-life deployment. Engineering simulation is useful for most environmental and sustainability applications including energy efficiency, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and reduced water usage.
Energy-conservation-related initiatives at the company’s various locations include the replacement of inefficient old equipment with more efficient technology, the implementation of control schemes to reduce energy consumption, air containment strategies, free cooling, motion-sensitive lighting and “bike-to-work” initiatives. Starting in 2018, ANSYS is expanding its initiative of using green construction materials for the interiors of new office projects worldwide.
A 140 kWp rooftop solar power plant project initiated at ANSYS’ Pune, India office is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 6,300 tons over the lifecycle of the project. This is estimated to be equivalent to planting 25,200 trees.
Engineering simulation solutions in general and CFD for air pollution technologies and CFD for water and wastewater technologies from ANSYS are used to address environmental challenges in several industries, including, oil and gas water and wastewater, power generation, chemical and petrochemical processing, mining and material processing, and clean coal technologies such as gasification, carbon separation and sequestration.
ANSYS solutions can aid in modelling and designing these and other environmental applications to help companies meet their sustainability and environment stewardship goals:
- Air and water pollution control equipment
- Filters, cyclones, bag collectors, separators and precipitators
- Recycling and waste management systems
- Spillways, rivers, estuaries and erosion control systems
- Fish dams, storm weirs and flood control technologies
- Chillers, scrubbers and spray towers
- Exhaust plumes and pollutant dispersion systems
- Waste reduction, treatment and incineration technologies
- Effluent discharge systems and runoff in waterways
The company has established an ANSYS Women in Technology initiative to raise awareness for the need to recruit, develop and retain women in its organisation and to empower its employees to build their career, confidence and network at ANSYS.
ANSYS invests by partnering with nonprofit organisations that support initiatives to address critical social needs facing the community or region in the following areas: health and human services, education and public welfare and cultural and scientific programs.
A new nonprofit was formed within the ANSYS community. Started by an ANSYS employee, Matt’s Maker Space Inc. has the vision to inspire a new generation of creative, collaborative and experiential learners through STEAM-focused programming. ANSYS has been a part of their community, and many ANSYS employees have volunteered their time to make this vision a reality. Matt’s Maker Space is a way of giving back to the community by providing funding to help those who cannot otherwise afford or obtain access to these amazing spaces. This includes schools, libraries, community centres and preschools. It will also provide maker programming and scholarships to youths who want to create and be makers.
100% manufacturing facilities certified ISO 14001
Sustainable Development Goals
How company covers SDGs
→ As a global leader in simulation solutions, ANSYS enables faster R&D, makes manufacturing more efficient and less wasteful, thereby reducing costs, as well as permitting environmentally-friendly specifications to be embedded at the design phase of products.
→ Ansys supports the SDG 12 through real-world engineering simulation software applicable to a wide range of industries, including the electrification of vehicles, mining and wastewater. Through the software, customers can virtually test the performance of products and processes, energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, and water usage without having to create physical prototypes.
Through a move from hardware to software-based design, Ansys contributes indirectly to the SDG sub-targets 12.5 and 12.2, contributing to the sustainable management of natural resources.
ANSYS is a global leader in simulation software; it helps customers achieve considerable efficiency and performance gains, while simultaneously producing significant cost savings. Indeed, the vast majority of its customers can be grouped in the manufacturing industry – a sector that is accountable for almost a third of the world’s energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions.
Moreover, the company’s products use R&D more efficiently than other companies, who often rely on physical testing. According to research by Berenberg, companies currently spend approximately seven to 10 times more on physical development than on simulation. ANSYS, therefore, helps companies innovate faster and at a lower cost – characteristics of simulation software that were identified by their SDG Taxonomy.
Here are some examples of the impacts that ANSYS has had so far:
- Granta, one of the group’s latest acquisitions, creates an audit trail for materials, including their environmental and social footprints, that ensure full traceability from design through to production. It also enables eco-design and incorporates environmental impacts into design decisions.
- The company’s simulations helped Volkswagen develop its battery-electric ID.R race car by optimising battery design around cooling fluids. ANSYS’s expertise in fluid simulation demonstrates how this technology can be used to enable dramatic improvements in battery performance, a key factor for scaling up electric vehicles.
- According to ANSYS, integrating simulation into the design stage means that warranty costs are 89% more likely to increase. But introducing simulation in the manufacturing stage can reduce the weight of a part by 25%.
ANSYS aims to dramatically increase its impact in the future by moving out of its specialist, highly technical niches and seeking to ‘democratise’ the use of simulation – that is, bringing simulation software to less skilled users, such as designers. Furthermore, the company’s 2020 vision is a pervasive simulation (the ability to model the whole product and its environment), and it aims to deliver this by developing easy-to-use, cloud-first software programmes that target the ideation stage of the product lifecycle (which accounts for 80% of the cost).
Though ANSYS simulates real-world environments which test environmental and sustainability applications, the company does not appear to have an overriding business strategy to make the company more sustainable. Whilst ANSYS has undertaken smaller tasks towards becoming more environmentally friendly, such as installing motion-sensitive lighting and ‘bike-to-work’ schemes, the company does not have sustainability targets embedded in its broader business plan. ANSYS has more success in its social schemes to increase gender equality and women in business. ANSYS’ sustainability reporting also needs to be more thorough – information on its sustainability practices was limited.