CFD simulations with Ansys Fluent
Learn about workflows for flow simulations – model selection, meshing, calculation, evaluation, quality control.
In this course, we will teach you the necessary skills to carry out numerical flow calculations with Ansys Fluent. Based on practical examples of internal and external fluid dynamics with heat transfer, you will learn the work steps of a CFD simulation, starting with geometry ...
Our offer in detail
This training is offered as a 3-day course or alternatively as
a self-paced eLearning course, in which you should invest a total of 3 learning day(s) with your own time allocation.
01 Introduction to CFD
- Presentation of application examples
- CFD fundamentals
- CFD best practice procedure
- Software workflow overview
02 Geometry Modeling
- Use the Ansys SpaceClaim Direct Modeler software
- Generate a geometry model
- Solid and fluid parts
- Requirements for high-quality computational meshes
- Mesh types – pros and cons
- Generate computational meshes with the Fluent Meshing software
- Application of the watertight workflow
04 Setup and Simulation
- Set up and calculate the simulation tasks with Ansys Fluent
- Modeling selection
- Boundary and initial conditions
- Control factors of the numerical process
- Post-processing in Ansys Fluent
- Evaluation hierarchy
- Scalar quantity -> animations
- Reduction of results -> expressions
06 Turbulence Modeling
- Significance of turbulent fluid dynamics
- Necessity of modeling
- Model types
07 Heat Transfer
- Conjugate heat transfer – fluid-solid coupling
- Expansion of the isothermal model
- Calculation & evaluation
08 Quality Assurance
- Error hierarchy
- Quantification of iteration errors – convergence criteria
- Quantification of discretization errors
- Definition and determination of model errors
09 External Flow - Geometry & Mesh
- Geometry import of a CAD model in Ansys SpaceClaim Direct Modeler
- Preparation of the model
- Meshing in Fluent Meshing
10 External Flow - Steady-State Simulation
- Setting up the model
- Profile boundary conditions
11 External Flow - Unsteady-State Simulation
- Differences between stationary and transient simulations
- Time-dependent boundary conditions (gusts)
- Numerical settings for transient fluid dynamics
- Time step selection
12 Best Practices & Outlook
- Managing problems – convergence problems, etc.
- Rotating systems
- Porous media
- Fluid-structure interaction
- Multiphase flows – Euler-Euler vs. Euler-Lagrange
- Reacting fluid dynamics
In this course, we will teach you the necessary skills to carry out numerical flow calculations with Ansys Fluent. Based on practical examples of internal and external fluid dynamics with heat transfer, you will learn the work steps of a CFD simulation, starting with geometry modeling through to the systematic evaluation, assessment and quality assurance of results. The focus of the training is practical exercises with the software Ansys Fluent. The necessary background knowledge is also provided alongside these exercises.
Do you work in development, calculation or research and would like to implement circulating-flow or through-flow components in your products? In this seminar, we will show you how you can use CFD simulation to better understand the fluid dynamics in your products and apply this understanding to develop high-quality products while saving time and money.
In this course, we will provide you with best practice procedures to carry out fluid dynamics calculations which you can practically apply in exercises. You will thus learn all key work steps from the model selection, geometry generation and calculation through to evaluation and quality assurance of results. After the training, you will be able to use your documents and completed example exercises to independently carry out CFD calculations, evaluate results and apply the knowledge gained to your development and research work.
A selection of our lecturers, who provide you with the latest simulation knowledge and its implementation in practice
Dr.-Ing. Georg Scheuerer
Dr.-Ing. Barbara Neuhierl
PhD Ingénierie mécanique Mickaël Gay
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If the minimum number of attendees is not reached, we reserve the right to cancel the training seven days before it is due to start at the latest. We are happy to help you change your booking to an alternative date. Please note that we accept no liability for hotel or travel bookings that attendees have already made.
Usually the training courses start at 9:00 am and end at 5:00 pm of the respective local time. The actual course times will be stated in the booking confirmation. Please note that, depending on the training host, there may be a possible time shift between your and the provider's local time. Therefore all local times are provided with the valid time shift to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
To get a clear impression of our online learning format, we offer you a trial allowing you access to the starting module of an eLearning seminar of your choice. No costs, no cancellation period or anything similar. Moreover, with this free test access you can check all the technical requirements for a smooth learning process. You can easily request the free module from any eLearning course.
Each online seminar day comprises four eLearning modules. You should ideally allow 90 to 120 minutes of uninterrupted learning time for each module. This will allow you to acquire the knowledge provided by a module and to consolidate it through quiz questions and Ansys exercises. By dividing each module into micro learning units, you can also make good use of smaller time windows, such as on your commute.
A prerequisite for using the learning contents of booked eLearning seminars is the possession of an access to the CADFEM learning platform. This access is valid for 24 months and can be extended. This allows you to decide how long you want to have access to your numerous videos, PDF documents and quiz questions.
Dr. sc. Jörg Helfenstein
The right training, hardware and additional software products are the keys to success when it comes to a quick introduction to simulation.