Summer 2024 Computational Structural Mechanics Intern (Masters or PhD)

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Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Austin, TX, US, 78746

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13091 


When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.


Take a leap of certainty … with Ansys.


Join the Ansys Student Internship Program to apply your education to solve real world engineering problems, advance career skills and experience work at Ansys. The student intern will be part of the Ansys Customer Excellence team focused on Computational Structural Mechanics. The intern will use the Ansys engineering simulation platform and products to create and apply Ansys simulation solutions in a variety of industries. The intern will get an opportunity to interact with Ansys global leaders. The internship will run for  3 months during the college summer recess.


Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create new simulation methodologies, troubleshoot problem set-ups, run simulation benchmarks, and update industry best practices pertaining to modeling and simulation of engineered products & processes
  • Update Ansys training course material
  • Create technical marketing content
  • Perform literature search to locate relevant publications using Ansys or competitive products, as well as experimental data
  • Write detailed technical reports and present results to Ansys teams
  • Network within the Ansys Customer Excellence team to learn various job functions such as presales support, post sales technical support, consulting services, etc.


Minimum Education/Certification Requirements and Experience

For US:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace/Mechanical/Material Science/Biomedical engineering or other technical discipline
  • Currently enrolled as an engineering graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) in an accredited United States university. Ph.D. students should be entering third year or beyond of their program
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Authorized to work in the United States without requiring sponsorship by Ansys
  • Ready to work at the advertised location without requiring relocation assistance by Ansys
  • Motivated to learn. Strong problem solving, communication and time management skills
  • Demonstrated skills in writing, understanding, and presenting in fluent English
  • Have strong knowledge, research, or experience in applications or development of one of the following subjects:
    • Structural Behavior of soft/hyperelastic/viscoelastic materials: Knowledge in element, contact, adaptive solver, numerical techniques to solve challenges in deformation of soft material in an assembly or focused on physics of material constitutive behavior, fatigue, and aging and its related calibration process. Related application experience may include applications in elastomer seals, vibration isolation systems, biological materials etc.
    • Coupled field technology of multifunctional materials or strong multiphysics processes: Knowledge of coupling structural and non-structural degrees of freedom e.g. piezoelectric material, dielectric materials, electrostatic sensors, magneto-structural systems, thermal diffusion mechanics, hydrogen diffusion and embrittlement. Related application experience may include sensors and sensing systems, actuation, energy harvesting, energy storage and batteries, electronic reliability, biological sensors etc.  
    • Biomechanics and Biomaterials: Modeling of biomedical systems, materials and biomimicking structures using applied finite elements. Applications may include modeling human body parts under physical loading, modeling impact and injury in biological systems, mechanics of soft biological materials, cellular mechanics, bioimaging, modeling biological multiphysics processes like drug diffusion etc..
    • Multiscale modeling of materials and structures: Computational homogenization and systematic upscaling of material, interface or structural behavior from subscale to the macroscale using finite element based multiscale modeling schemes and/or concurrent 2 scale multiscale modeling. Applications may include material discovery and design for tunable mechanical behavior, rough surface interfaces, modeling of metamaterials for acoustic waveguides etc.  
    • Application of Machine Learning and Artificial intelligence to any of the above topics

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of computer languages – C/C++, Python, Java
  • Knowledge of CAD packages such as SolidWorks, NX, Catia
  • Knowledge of Linux OS and general understanding of IT hardware and systems
  • Knowledge in Ansys Mechanical, LS-Dyna, Abaqus, Nastran, etc or any open source finite element software
  • Experience with preprocessing tools for simulations such as Ansys products, Ansa, Hypermesh, etc.


At Ansys, we know that changing the world takes vision, skill, and each other. We fuel new ideas, build relationships, and help each other realize our greatest potential in the knowledge that every day is an opportunity to observe, teach, inspire, and be inspired. Together as One Ansys, we are powering innovation that drives human advancement.


Our Commitments:

  • Amaze with innovative products and solutions
  • Make our customers incredibly successful
  • Act with integrity
  • Ensure employees thrive and shareholders prosper

Our Values:

  • Adaptability: Be open, welcome what’s next
  • Courage: Be courageous, move forward passionately
  • Generosity: Be generous, share, listen, serve
  • Authenticity: Be you, make us stronger


Our Actions:

  • We commit to audacious goals
  • We work seamlessly as a team
  • We demonstrate mastery
  • We deliver outstanding results


We believe diverse thinking leads to better outcomes. We are committed to creating and nurturing a workplace that fuels this by welcoming people, no matter their background, identity, or experience, to a workplace where they are valued and where diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging thrive.


At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary leaders across the globe. Collectively we strive to change the world with innovative technology and transformational solutions. With a prestigious reputation in working with well-known, world-class companies, standards at Ansys are high – met by those willing to rise to the occasion and meet those challenges head on. Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology, empowering our customers to turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at a lower cost.


At Ansys, it’s about the learning, the discovery, and the collaboration. It’s about the “what’s next” as much as the “mission accomplished.” And it’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can, and do impact real people in real ways. All this is forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy, and ethics.

Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a member of the NASDAQ-100. We are proud to have been recognized for the following more recent awards, although our list goes on: America’s Most Loved Workplaces, Gold Stevie Award Winner, America’s Most Responsible Companies, Fast Company World Changing Ideas, Great Place to Work Certified (China, Greece, France, India, Japan, Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, U.K.).

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Ansys is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.
Ansys does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Ansys. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

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