Stage/6 month internship: simulation software validation/ structural analysis using the FEA method

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Date: Nov 15, 2023

Location: Montigny le Bretonneux, FR, 78180

Company: Ansys

Requisition #: 13149 


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.


For this 6 month internship position, the intern should be registered in a French university or engineering school at master level in a mechanical engineering course. In order to apply, send us your CV in English as the working language with the internship tutor will be in English only. French is also required as interaction with the Ansys customer will be in French. If you have done relevant student projects or internships regarding fracture mechanics, please list them directly in your CV. We look forward to receiving your applications!


Description & Requirements Internship Position

As a Software Testing intern, you will support our Mechanical Business Unit in the validation of ANSYS Mechanical APDL Fracture Mechanics software features (including the automated crack growth tool SMART), in collaboration with a leading French customer from the Aerospace & Defence industry.
This is a paid 6-months internship position located at ANSYS Lyon (France). Starting in February or March 2024


− Perform software product testing to validate MAPDL features developed in late and current releases.
− Develop suitable simulation models and validate them with selected experimental results provided by the project partner, including
  - geometry preparation
  - selection of appropriate material modeling
  - selection of appropriate boundary conditions and modelling of loads
  - evaluation and summary of results in appropriate format
− Investigate possible causes of problems, file defects and verify fixed defects.
− Create detailed technical reports and present results and conclusions Ansys internal as well as to the industry partner
− Deduce Best Practices, Training and Marketing material


Being currently registered in a French mechanical engineering course at master level, this internship is a 6 month end of study internship

  • Experience with at least one or several simulation software
  • Good understanding of structural analysis using the FEA method
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Fluency in English which will be used as the working language

Preferred qualifications:

  • Exposure to Ansys software, in particular Ansys Mechanical and APDL
  • Good understanding of Fracture Mechanics including assessment of cracks and fatigue crack growth


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
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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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