Fifth KAUST-ANSYS Workshop

Fifth ANSYS Workshop and User Group Meeting at KAUST

October 1-3, 2019

Day 1 - KRTP Building, Level 1, Room# MULTI 1-1150

Day 2 & 3 - Computer Lab Room, Level 3, University Library


The KAUST Supercomputing Core Laboratory (KSL) is co-organizing with ANSYS and their channel partner for the Middle East, Fluid Codes, a three-day ANSYS workshop about ANSYS based engineering applications using Shaheen II Supercomputer from October 1st to October 3rd. ANSYS is a leader in developing and marketing engineering simulation software. The software creates simulated computer models of structures, electronics, or machine components to simulate strength, toughness, elasticity, temperature distribution, electromagnetism, fluid flow, and other attributes. ANSYS software is used to determine how a product will function with different specifications, without building test products or conducting crash tests [From Wikipedia]. If you have ever witnessed a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, utilized a computer or a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are that you have used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation [].

The objective of this workshop is to engage industrial partners, educate engineering students, and strive towards establishing full service for providing engineering simulation solutions to the Saudi Industry. 

The first day consists of presentations from ANSYS and KSL experts highlighting latest features of ANSYS and success stories on Shaheen, respectively; and ANSYS users sharing their latest research with the audience. A comprehensive training and certification program will take place on the second day, and the third day is allocated for advance topics including Fluid-Structure interaction, electromagnetic and using Shaheen supercomputer for running ANSYS based scientific workflow. The summary of the planned activities for this free of cost event is shown below.

Day 1: User Group Meeting

  • Presentations by ANSYS and KSL experts
  • Presentations by ANSYS users (academic and industry)

Day 2: Training and Certification

  • Training: Structural mechanics
  • Certification: Structural mechanics

 Day 3: Advanced topics

  • Running ANSYS based workflow on Shaheen
  • Fluid-Structure Interaction problems
  • Electromagnetics

The event is open to all researchers, students, and managers, who are working at KAUST or at any educational institute or industry in Saudi Arabia. However, the event is primarily targeting the following:

  1. KAUST students who have little background in modeling and simulation and would like to learn it quickly to jumpstart their research
  2. KAUST researchers who are doing experimental work and would like to learn a convenient way to simulate the phenomenon he or she is investigating
  3. KAUST students who are graduating with a specialty in modeling and simulation and are interested in seeking employment opportunities
  4. Saudi industrial partners looking to scale up their ANSYS-based simulation on Shaheen or seeking advanced CFD services from KSL
  5. Undergraduate students from Saudi Universities who are interested in polishing their skills of modeling and getting exposure to a world-class supercomputer

In order to attend, you must register by clicking here. Note that access to KAUST requires a gate pass, and thus, failure to register means that you will not be able to enter the campus. The confirmation of registration for Day 2 & 3 are limited by the number of workstations in the room. First 33 registrants are guaranteed to attend the hands-on certification and tutorial sessions but after that, we will put your name in the "waiting list" and contact you if a slot is available for you. There are no issues in attending Day 1 presentations.

For more information, visit the workshop website or contact us at:

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Rooh Khurram, workshop chair

KAUST Supercomputing Core Lab


Previous Events:

Upcoming Event:

  • February 2020




Day 1

Day 2

Day 3


To register to the event, please click here


All lectures will take place in the Computer Lab Room, located at Level 3 of the University Library (yellow square).

The workshop location is a 10 min walk from the KAUST Inn (red square) and the campus diner (blue square) for the regular lunch is 5 min away from the workshop location.



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