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Ansys is a simulation software that comprises multiple modules for solving problems from various engineering disciplines. Examples for common modules include the Ansys module proper, which is a Finite-Element software for structural computations, as well as the Fluent module which is used for Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Caution: The module ansys is visible to everyone on the cluster. However, since Ansys is not free of charge, it may not be used immediately by everyone. If you would like to use Ansys, your chair or institution needs to apply for Ansys use first. The details of how to do that are described (in German) on the ZIMT website here.

ZIMT owns 100 teaching and 10 research licenses, which may be used for teaching and research purposes. If your lab wants to use Ansys but is not yet part of the licence holders, contact support@zimt.uni-siegen.de .

Installed Modules

Ansys 2019R3 and 2020R2

     ANSYS, Inc. Products
          Explicit Dynamics
               Autodyn
               LS-DYNA
          Fluid Dynamics
               CFD-Post only
               CFX (includes CFD-Post)
               Chemkin
               Energico
               Model Fuel Library (Encrypted)
               Reaction Workbench
               EnSight
               FENSAP-ICE
               Fluent (includes CFD-Post)
               Forte (2020R2 includes EnSight)
               Polyflow (includes CFD-Post)
               TurboGrid
          ICEM CFD
          Offshore (only 2020R2)
               Aqwa
          Platform (only 2020R2)
               optiSLang
          Structural Mechanics
               Customization Files for User Programmable Features
               Mechanical Products
     ANSYS Additional Tools
          DCS (Distributed Compute Services)
          Icepak (includes CFD-Post)
          Remote Solve Manager Standalone Services
     ANSYS Geometry Interfaces (only 2019R3)
          ACIS Geometry Interface
          Catia, Version 5 Geometry Interface
          NX Geometry Interface
          Parasolid Geometry Interface

Ansys 2021R1

Version 2021R1 provides only the Ansys Electromagnetics Suite, because of its slurm scheduler integration.

Usage of the graphical interface ansysedt for project preparation and job submission is not recommended due to slow interaction and missing OpenGL support. We advice to use AnsysEDT in batch mode with slurm to directly run your prepared simulations on the compute nodes. Be aware that projects may be opened only one time. Use separate folders in order to run multiple simulations concurrently.

Example for a job script with ansysedt:

#!/bin/bash
#SBATCH --time=0:30:00
#SBATCH --nodes=1
#SBATCH --ntasks=4
#SBATCH --cpus-per-task=4
#SBATCH --partition=short

module load ansys/2021R1
ansysedt -distributed includetypes=default maxlevels=1 -machinelist num=$SLURM_NTASKS -monitor -ng -batchoptions ' '\''HFSS/NumCoresPerDistributedTask'\''=$SLURM_CPUS_PER_TASK '\''HFSS/RAMLimitPercent'\''=90' -batchsolve <projekt>.aedt

Aktualisiert um 12:54 am 8. February 2021 von Jan Steiner