ANSYS Simulation Data Management Solution Drives MANN+HUMMEL's Automotive Designs

PITTSBURGH - November 30, 2010 - ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) is helping MANN+HUMMEL to access and reuse historical engineering simulation information for speeding the creation of innovative automotive designs. The German family-owned company has licensed ANSYS® Engineering Knowledge Manager(TM) (EKM(TM)) technology, which manages the huge amount of data generated by computer-aided engineering (CAE) activities.

One of the world's major automotive suppliers, MANN+HUMMEL faces data-related challenges as its simulation teams are distributed around the world and need to archive and access the computational fluid dynamics information they generate. The company uses CFD software from ANSYS in various areas such as the design of elements for air, fuel and oil filtration for modern fuel-efficient engines. Fluid flow simulations quickly calculate vital parameters such as pressure loss and filtration efficiency.

"Our organization chose ANSYS EKM because of its powerful simulation process, data management and collaboration capabilities," said Dr. Martin Lehmann, head of Simulation Filter Elements at MANN+HUMMEL. "We have engineers in Europe and India who frequently need to collaborate in real time while performing CAE analyses. The capabilities of ANSYS EKM enable us to share simulation data very effectively across multiple locations. The product's extensive data management capabilities make it straightforward for our engineers to organize and track multiple versions of files that are created during a typical design and analysis cycle."

"As product development organizations realize the value of engineering simulation, they use it more and more - and so the need to manage simulation data and processes becomes more important," said Dipankar Choudhury, vice president of corporate product strategy and planning at ANSYS. "Apart from enabling archiving and collaboration, ANSYS EKM helps organizations optimize the design workflow through more effective use of engineering simulation tools. This can result in a wide range of improvements, including enterprise standards for work procedures, consolidation and automation of best practices. MANN+HUMMEL is realizing these benefits with its use of ANSYS EKM."

About ANSYS, Inc.
ANSYS, Inc., founded in 1970, develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a broad spectrum of industries and academia. The company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for fast, efficient and cost-conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. Headquartered in Canonsburg, Pa., U.S.A., with more than 60 strategic sales locations throughout the world, ANSYS, Inc. and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,600 people and distribute ANSYS products through a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit for more information.

The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 11,800 people at 41 locations world-wide, the company achieved turnover of 1.67 billion Euros in 2009. The Group's product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and cylinder head covers made of plastic with many integrated functions for the automotive industry, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial manufacturing sectors the company's product range includes industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration and complete lines as well as units for conveying, dosing and drying of free flowing plastics.

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