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Fluid mechanics
Fluid mechanics

Fluid Dynamic Drag of Immersed Bodies with Ansys Fluent

CFD analyses for aerodynamics and hydrodynamics in a virtual wind tunnel


Training Advanced

In this training, you will learn about aerodynamic and hydrodynamic modeling approaches and receive best practice tips for their solution. This training is offered as a 1-day course.

1 day

Basic knowledge of Ansys Fluent

Software used
Ansys CFD

  • Understanding physical effects involved in objects with external flows
  • Deepening knowledge of aerodynamics and hydrodynamics through practical exercises
  • Comparing simulation with experimentation
  • Specifics of simulations involving strong flow separation


Aerodynamics and hydrodynamics describe the influence of forces acting on bodies immersed in surrounding air or water. By determining the resulting forces and their causes, you gain insights for the development of your design. Through simulation, you can achieve targeted reduction of resistance by making appropriate geometric adjustments. Typical applications for simulating external flows are not only found in aircraft, ship, or automotive engineering; for the design of antennas, wind turbines, or buildings, fluid dynamic resistance is also a crucial factor to consider.

In this course, you will learn about the forces exerted by external flows. Through practical examples of simulating external flows in air and water, you will deepen your knowledge of aerodynamics and hydrodynamics. You will receive best-practice tips, regarding the precise determination of the boundary layer, model settings, and the evaluation of your simulation results. Additionally, you will receive practical advice for simulations involving strong flow separation. Building on your initial experiences with Ansys Fluent, we will further explore the basic functionalities in this training as a foundation for a solid introduction to aerodynamic and hydrodynamic simulations.

Detailed agenda for this 1-day training

Day 1

01 Main principles of aerodynamics

  • Basics: Pressures in fluid mechanics
  • Introduction to boundary layer theory
  • Turbulence and flow separation
  • Workshop: Virtual wind tunnel

02 Transition from model to reality

  • Dimensionless numbers
  • Friction and pressure coefficients
  • Best Practice: Case Setup
  • Workshop: Analysis of a NACA profile

03 Characteristics of liquids

  • Formation of cavitation
  • Reliable detection of cavitation
  • Modeling approaches for cavitation
  • Workshop: Sensitivity of minimum pressure to geometry

04 Simulating transient flows in a steady state

  • Characteristics of transient flows
  • Vortex frequency and Strouhal Number
  • Limitations of steady-state Simulations
  • Workshop: Tackling turbulence with RANS

Your Trainers

Dr.-Ing. Fabian Findeisen
Business Development, CADFEM Germany GmbH, Chemnitz
Kevin Baur
Engineering Services, CADFEM (Suisse) AG, Aadorf
Johannes Raitmair
Head of Engineering Services Austria, CADFEM (Austria) GmbH, Innsbruck

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