System requirements for subsonic aerodynamic analysis

  • Last Post 04 March 2019
akin3rd posted this 28 February 2019


I am fairly new to ANSYS although I have acquainted myself with the system requirements to run this software. 

I am currently doing an undergraduate project in airfoil validation and optimization and although I have heard my computer can (with some difficulty) run the simulations, I want to get an opinion from more experienced users.

My laptop is a 16 Gb Ram system with about 500Gb of hard disk space left from 1 Tb and a CPU speed of 2.8 GHz (I've seen it go faster) but no  dedicated GPU


I have run two simulations and although the values are debatable (most likely due to poor mesh quality), they have run without any issues and converge before the stipulated number of iterations is reached (with turbulence modelling activated) I would still like an opinion, however. 

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kkanade posted this 01 March 2019

please check this.

if this helps you, please mark this post as 'is solution' to help others on forum.




akin3rd posted this 01 March 2019

I am aware of the web page you have asked me to check, I was hoping for a personal opinion based on past experiences.


kkanade posted this 04 March 2019

the link has recommendations about hardware. 

if you are using student version, please consider problem size as well. there are restrictions on problem size with student version.