Free ANSYS Research software for Student Competition Teams

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vganore posted this 24 July 2017

Did you know that ANSYS provides FREE engineering simulation software for university based student teams participating in competitions such as Formula & BAJA SAE SAE (all type), Design Build Fly, Supermileage, Aero Design, Solar Challenge, Electronic Design Competition, Solar Splash, SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Design, Racing Aeolus, Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) and many more?

Teams will be provided a package of ANSYS Academic Research and HPC Products to explore the power and performance of ANSYS structural, fluid, composites and electronics based simulations.

These products will enable the design of prototype/components such as suspension, steering system, brakes, roll cages, external aero systems, diffusers, intake manifolds, engine casings, composite structures and many more.

Interested teams can apply for this sponsorship by submitting the following application form:

Vishal Ganore,

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AlphaC posted this 20 March 2018

Maybe you should include AIAA's Design Build Fly , Baja SAE, Formula Hybrid, FSAE electric, SAE aero design, SAE supermileage?

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vganore posted this 21 March 2018

Good Feedback. ANSYS Offer is available for all the competitions that you listed. Just edited the information. Bottom-line is ANSYS software sponsorship is available for all university based student teams participating in any formal student competitions. Formal implies 3rd party oversight in term of administering the competition, design guidelines for teams, judging competition results etc

Vishal Ganore,

ShivanshVerma posted this 12 April 2018

Sir I had applied for the sponsorship regarding the same  on behalf of my team but we haven't had a reply from your side. We were wondering about how much time it is going to take regarding this.

vganore posted this 07 May 2018

Let me know your team's details. I will make sure you will get it ASAP.

Vishal Ganore, posted this 14 September 2018

Sir, we are the official team of UPES, Dehradun for AIAA.DBF Competition. This is our second year of participation. I have filled the required form. Hoping for the favourable response.

Devesh444 posted this 28 October 2018

Sir, we are the official team of IIT Bombay making Autonomous Underwater Vehicle and we filled the form way back but didn't receive any reply for our ANSYS request. Please look into the matter


vganore posted this 14 December 2018

Devesh, Looks like I have already approved your form and sent to our admin team for progressing the licenses. I hope you got the licenses now.

Vishal Ganore,

dhua posted this 03 January 2019

Hi, my high school is doing F1 In Schools and my academic license is limited as it does not allow the amount of faces the CAD models my other team members made. Can I still apply for this buisness license even if my team is in high school rather than university? Thanks.


Edit: Submitted a request for the buisness license. Could I ask how much the buisness license costs? I can't really find out anywhere online

rwoolhou posted this 04 January 2019

If you've put an application in (look at the OP) someone will get back to you. If you've put in a separate request for commercial software please explain the situation when the account team get in contact: you don't want a commercial key!  

dhua posted this 04 January 2019

When do you think they will get back to me? I just filled in the form OP posted. Would it work if I put in high school team information instead of college though?

dhua posted this 07 January 2019

Hi, is the offer still viable? I haven't gotten a response back in around 3 days. When should i expect it?

vganore posted this 08 January 2019

Hi, I have forwarded your request to the licensing team. It is in the queue. You will soon be contacted for the machine information this week.

Vishal Ganore,

dhua posted this 09 January 2019


dhua posted this 19 January 2019

Hi Vishal, 


I still have not gotten a response back. Do you think it is too late now, or am I still in the queue?

vganore posted this 24 January 2019

Dhua, I think you are recently contacted by our sales admin via email. He is currently waiting for license server/machine info. Please coordinate with him so that licenses can be released asap.

Vishal Ganore,

Ashtaq posted this 25 February 2019

Hi Vishal,

We have applied for the above mentioned support, and haven't received any response. Is it already off the table or available. FYI we are Formula Electric Team

kaustubhk posted this 10 March 2019

Sir, My team has applied for this Sponsorship. We haven't received a reply from your side. When can we expect it?

-Team Coep