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Intern - Structural Mechanics Summer 2023

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Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77094

Company: Ansys

Ansys is the global leader in engineering simulation, helping the world's most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, Ansys helps companies solve the most complex design challenges and engineer products limited only by imagination.


Summary / Role Purpose

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 from May 2023 through August 2023. 



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. 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.


Culture and values are incredibly important to Ansys. They inform us of who we are, of how we act. Values aren't posters hanging on a wall or about trite or glib slogans. They aren't about rules and regulations. They can't just be handed down the organization. They are shared beliefs – guideposts that we all follow when we're facing a challenge or a decision. Our values tell us how we live our lives; how we approach our jobs. Our values are crucial for fostering a culture of winning for our company:

  • Customer focus
  • Results and Accountability
  • Innovation
  • Transparency and Integrity
  • Mastery
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sense of urgency
  • Collaboration and Teamwork

At Ansys, you will find yourself among the sharpest minds and most visionary of leaders, collectively aiming to change the world with innovative technology and remarkable solutions.  With the prestigious reputation in servicing 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.  Because 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”.  It’s about the melding of disciplined intellect with strategic direction and results that have, can and will impact real people in real ways, forged within a working environment built on respect, autonomy and ethics.
At Ansys, you will find yourself among those eager to drive the world towards the next best thing with hands planted firmly on the wheel.
Our team is passionate about pushing the limits of world-class simulation technology so our customers can turn their design concepts into successful, innovative products faster and at lower cost.  As a measure of our success in attaining these goals, Ansys has been recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by prestigious publications such as Bloomberg Businessweek and FORTUNE magazines.
Ansys is an S&P 500 company and a component of the NASDAQ-100.
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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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