UCSB currently has a site license for Ansys software.

You can download it directly from Ansys, or locally  (with your UcsbNetID ) at

While this program is really suited more to workstations and desktops than HPC, to use it on knot (say to experiment with), to start a workbench, 'module load ansys/18' and 'runwb2'

Some excellent introduction information (from 2020, so now somewhat dated, consisting of video, slides, examples)  is here (public, no signin required)

Additional, and up to date, introductory information is available directly from Ansys at

  1. Free Ansys courses:
  2. Free Ansys support forum: