ANSYS Announces Distribution Extension with Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC)



    
    Collaboration Provides Best-of-Class Software Products for Explicit
    Solutions from ANSYS
    

    SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Dec. 4 /CNW/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ANSS), a global
innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product
development processes, today announced a multi- year extension to its existing
distribution agreement with Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC).
Headquartered in Livermore, Ca., U.S.A., LSTC develops and markets LS-DYNA(R)
software, a general-purpose transient dynamic finite element program capable
of simulating complex real world problems. The long-term distribution
commitment reinforces LS-DYNA technology as an integral part of the explicit
simulation software suite from ANSYS, which also includes ANSYS(R) AUTODYN(R),
an analysis tool for modeling the nonlinear dynamics of solids, fluids and
gases as well as their interaction.
    "With this long-term agreement, ANSYS will be able to continue to provide
and extend its premiere explicit dynamics solutions," said Naury Birnbaum,
general manager, explicit and offshore products at ANSYS, Inc. "Moreover, the
integration of our explicit dynamics solution within the ANSYS Workbench
environment allows engineers to take computer-aided designs to functional
digital prototypes and perform simulations much more quickly than has been
possible before. These powerful solutions from ANSYS greatly accelerate
innovation and time to market for our customers."
    Explicit dynamics analyses deal with extreme short-time durations (events
that typically occur in less than a second), as well as high deformations,
large strains, fractures or complete material failure. Explicit solutions
involve applications in impact, blast, drop testing, bird strike, metal
forming, crashworthiness and other high-speed phenomena. The explicit
solutions from ANSYS provide mission-critical analysis for the defense, space,
automotive, power and manufacturing industries.
    ANSYS develops and distributes engineering simulation tools via the
ANSYS(R) Workbench(TM) platform, which enables users to run sophisticated
multidisciplinary simulations that include computational fluid dynamics (CFD),
electromagnetic, explicit dynamics and mechanical stress analyses while
utilizing a single geometry model. By streamlining the complete simulation
process and integrating these tools as a unified suite of software, this
technology removes the common difficulty of compatibility and file exchange
found with stand-alone applications.
    
    About Livermore Software Technology Corporation
    
    Headquartered in Livermore, California, U.S.A., Livermore Software
Technology Corporation develops, markets, and distributes LS-DYNA and a suite
of related and supporting engineering software products. LSTC was founded in
1987 by John O. Hallquist to commercialize as LS-DYNA the public domain code
that originated as DYNA3D. DYNA3D was developed at the Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory, by LSTC's founder, John O. Hallquist.
    
    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. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide
sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg,
Pennsylvania, U.S.A., with more than 40 strategic sales locations throughout
the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ approximately 1,400 people
and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in over 40
countries. Visit http://www.ansys.com for more information.
    ANSYS, ANSYS Workbench, AUTODYN, CFX, FLUENT and any and all ANSYS, Inc.
brand, product, service and feature names, logos and slogans are registered
trademarks or trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United
States or other countries. All other brand, product, service and feature names
or trademarks are the property of their respective owners.




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For further information: Media: Kelly Wall, +1-724-514-3076, 
kelly.wall@ansys.com, or Investors: Annette Arribas, +1-724-514-1782, 
annette.arribas@ansys.com, both of ANSYS, Inc. Web Site: http://www.ansys.com

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