ANSYS Announces Latest Releases Of AQWA And ASAS Software Suites

Latest software addresses engineering issues in the marine and offshore industries

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), a global innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, today announced the newest availability of ASAS(TM) 14, structural finite element software for the offshore industry, and AQWA(TM) 5.6, a hydrodynamic assessment software suite. The latest releases are further confirmation of ANSYS, Inc.'s strong commitment to meeting the requirements of the user base and the increasing demands of the marine and offshore communities.

Developed by ANSYS, Inc.'s Century Dynamics group, ASAS introduces many new features which meet the demands of the user base, including a simple method for defining internal tank loading for vessels. Additionally, the unique nonlinear coupled wave-structure interaction facility has been enhanced with the addition of effective tension for curved tubular elements. Also being shipped is a brand new version of the modeling and results display system FEMGV(TM) Version 7, providing a new graphical user interface as well as introducing automated repair capabilities for CAD geometry imported into FEMGV. AQWA 5.6 introduces a number of ground breaking new features including the ability to handle up to 50 interconnected structures, user defined multi- directional wave spectra and improved handling of irregular frequencies as well as standing waves.

"The latest releases of ASAS and AQWA boast more capacity, more capability and more flexibility," said Naury Birnbaum, general manager, ANSYS, Inc. and a founder of Century Dynamics. "For example, AQWA's ability to handle up to 50 articulated structures is a five-fold increase over the previous limit while the ASAS Toolkit has been extended enabling users to write more extensive special applications using ASAS results.

With this new release, ANSYS extends its leading engineering simulation technology. The new capabilities add to the powerful breadth of solutions provided in the ANSYS suite of products that includes ANSYS(R), ANSYS(R) CFX(R), ANSYS(R) ICEM CFD(TM) and ANSYS(R) AUTODYN(R). ANSYS continues to integrate all of its key technologies within the ANSYS(R) Workbench(TM) thereby providing an unparalleled engineering design and simulation capability within a unified computing environment. Over many years AQWA and ASAS have maintained technical leadership within the markets they serve. These new releases reinforce this leadership. For more information, visit

About Century Dynamics

Century Dynamics - a subsidiary of ANSYS, Inc. - designs, develops, globally markets and supports advanced engineering and scientific simulation software. It provides solutions for understanding how designs and processes behave in real world applications. We service a wide spectrum of industries including aerospace, automotive, defense, education, marine, offshore, petrochemical, power and security. For two decades, the world's most prestigious companies and institutions have relied on Century Dynamics' significant, unique and proven technologies coupled with its world-class technical expertise to give them insight into solutions for their most difficult engineering problems. For more information visit

About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost- conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 25 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. employs approximately 600 people and distributes its products through a network of channel partners in over 40 countries. Visit for more information.

ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, CFX, AUTODYN, and any and all ANSYS, Inc. product and service names are registered trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries located in the United States or other countries. ICEM CFD is a trademark licensed by ANSYS, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Kelly Wall, Manager, Marketing of ANSYS, Inc., +1-724-514-3076,
or Email Contact; or Phil Cheetham, Head of ANSYS-OFFSHORE Business,
+44(0)1403 270066, or Email Contact

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