Inductees to the 2017 ANSYS Hall of Fame Announced

ansys hall of fameWe wait with anticipation. It happens every year around this time. Year after year we are surprised and delighted by the results of the ANSYS Hall of Fame Competition. We received a wide range of images and animations from ANSYS users around the world and that is one thing that makes the season so special.

This year, more than ever, our customers have provided us with great examples of breakthrough energy innovation that include fuel injection, a marine turbine with reduced cavitation, tidal stream turbines and efficient generators. The entrants took advantage of not only world-leading physics simulation capabilities but performed multiphysics simulations that will help them realize their product promise. And, many have pushed our software to the limits using the full depth of product capabilities.

Here are a some of the ‘Best in Show’ winners but make sure you check out all the inductees.

Delphi Automotive Systems

Using ANSYS Fluent simulations they showed correlations between the vortex flow pattern and the primary spray breakup pattern, and successfully predicted the spray patterns for an innovative fuel injector nozzle design.


A combination of ANSYS SpaceClaim, ANSYS CFD, ANSYS Simplorer and ANSYS optiSLang software was used fully eliminate cavitation from a marine turbine.


With the ANSYS Startup Program now benefiting a wide range of innovative companies, for the first time, this year we have a winner in the startup category.

Jacobs Analytics

Jacobs Analytics modeled hundreds of concepts and optimized the design of a barbecue food smoker before building any prototypes,


The entries in the Academic category are inspiring as students and researchers use simulation to develop technologies that will be in the next generation of products.

University of California — Irvine

The HyperXite project Hyperloop team now has a better understanding of how to support the weight of a train on low-friction air bearings at high speeds, and how to safely stop it using only permanent magnetic brakes.

Dartmouth College

While designing circuits, Dartmouth researchers found physical prototyping of multiple designs impractical so used state-of-the-art simulation tools from ANSYS.

These examples and more are available on the ANSYS Hall of Fame page. I hope to see your entry next year.