Shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Selects Software from ANSYS for its Engineering Simulation Needs



    ANSYS CFD Software Comprises the Biggest Contract of Commercial CFD Tools
    in the Shipbuilding Industry

    SOUTHPOINTE, PA, Oct. 11 /CNW/ -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ANSS), a global
innovator of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product
development processes, today announced that the global shipbuilding company
Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) in Seoul, Korea has selected ANSYS
technology to improve the quality and fluid dynamics of their tankers, vessels
and other products. SHI contracted with the ANSYS channel partner Advanced
Technology Engineering Service Co., Ltd. (ATES) in Korea for 128 parallel
licenses of ANSYS computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. This is the
largest parallel license add-on ever completed in the Korean shipbuilding
industry.
    SHI, one of the world's largest shipbuilding companies, investigated CFD
analysis solutions to increase their ship design quality and fluid dynamic
technology with the goal of reducing the design time and the cost for new
products. The investigating team felt that ANSYS technology showed the best
results; in addition, they were satisfied with the technical support and
customer care provided by ATES.
    "Shipbuilders must respond quickly to changing customer requirements. In
addition, increasing trade with China has seen demand increase for both
high-speed and larger vessels. To satisfy owners' requirements quickly, SHI is
investing heavily in advanced computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions,
including ANSYS. Many commercial CFD codes were tested, but ANSYS showed the
best results, and we are satisfied with the technical support and customer
care provided by ATES," said C.B. Hong, a research engineer at SHI's R&D
center. As CFD software has matured, SHI believes that ship design based on
CFD simulation is one of the most important steps to ensure that a design
meets the customer's requirements for design and quality.
    "We are delighted to complete this contract with SHI, which is truly a
world-class shipbuilding company," said B.Y. Kim, sales manager for ATES. "We
intend to provide SHI with generous high-quality support to ensure that SHI
gets the very best out of its software from ANSYS and to further increase
usage of this technology with SHI."
    "Our company has a long history of providing engineering simulation
solutions in South Korea. The increased use of ANSYS CFD tools for
shipbuilding design by SHI is another example of how a leading Korean company
is relying more and more on ANSYS technology to remain dominant in its field,"
said Ferit Boysan, vice president and general manager at ANSYS, Inc. "SHI
chose to increase its usage of ANSYS software because their engineers were
confident in being able to rely on our technology and our company vision.
Whether customers use our solutions for hull design or applications involving
fluid structure interaction, ANSYS provides a comprehensive range of software
products that are unbeatable."

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    About Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

    Samsung Heavy Industries puts its main focus on the shipbuilding and
offshore business. SHI is a core affiliate of Korea's largest group company,
Samsung. The company designs and constructs high value-added vessels such as
LNG carriers and large passenger ships, as well as drill ships (75 percent of
world market share since 2000) and shuttle tankers, in which it has retained
its number-one position. It has recently emerged as a competitive construction
company, ranking 12th in the domestic market with the future aim of creating
high-tech business models by combining its expertise and digital technology in
the shipbuilding and construction areas. SHI has already entered the ship
automation and building automation system markets, thus laying the foundation
for future growth in the area. SHI operates eight overseas facilities
including a ship block factory in China and has an extensive global network
comprising a number of successful overseas branches. For more information,
visit http://www.shi.samsung.co.kr.

    About Advanced Technology Engineering Service Co., Ltd.

    ATES, located in Seoul, Korea, has distributed and supported FLUENT(R)
solutions since 1990. The company was authorized as a CFD solution channel
partner with ANSYS, Inc. in May 2006. ATES distributes the commercial CFD
codes FLUENT, ANSYS(R) CFX(R), ANSYS ICEM CFD(TM) and all other CFD products
from ANSYS. In addition, the company performs engineering services and project
consulting. In April 2007, ATES opened its first regional office in Dae-jeon
to provide technical support to customers in central Korea; it plans to open
another regional office in Pu-san to support users in southern Korea. For more
information, visit http://www.ates.co.kr.

    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. 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. ICEM CFD is a trademark used by ANSYS, Inc. under
license. All other brand, product, service and feature names or trademarks are
the property of their respective owners.




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http://www.ates.co.kr, http://www.shi.samsung.co.kr,
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