Introduction to GUI based CFD using ANSYS Fluent

If you have a keen interest in Aviation and Thermal Industries and have been meaning to dig deep and understand a powerful Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool like ANSYS Fluent, this is the course for you

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  • Pre-requisites : Mechanical, Automotive, Aerospace Engineers
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A Quick Overview

If you have a keen interest in Aviation and Thermal Industries and have been meaning to dig deep and understand a powerful Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tool like ANSYS Fluent, this is the course for you. In this 3-month course, we will walk you through Fluent and how it provides fast and accurate results across a wide range of the CFD and Multiphysics applications. 

Fluent contains the broad physical modeling capabilities needed to model flow, turbulence, heat transfer, and reactions for industrial applications. At the end of the course, you will have a better understanding of all the background physics within each option in the tool. This sets you up with much-needed skill-sets for a CFD Application Engineer, CFD Developer, or a CFD Service Engineer. 


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1Introduction to CFD

In this module, you will understand what CFD is and its uses. You will also be introduced to the basic governing equations solved and many schemes and algorithms used to stabilise and improve the accuracy of the solution.

  • Governing Equations of Fluid Motion

  • Numerical Discretization

  • Fluid Solver

  • Boundary Conditions

  • Post-Processing

2Simulating Laminar and Turbulent Flows in ANSYS Fluent

In this module, the focus is to simulate basic compressible and incompressible flows using ANSYS Fluent.You will be introduced to the streamlined workflow on the Workbench tool from geometry creation to the solution post-processing procedure. You will be getting hands-on experience in

  • Geometry Creation

  • Meshing

  • Boundary and Initial Condition Calculation

  • Setting up Solution Algorithms

  • Solving and Post-processing

3Performing Steady State Simulations

In this module, the focus is to simulate basic compressible and incompressible steady state simulations. This provides you an introduction to the solution setup procedure for a steady state simulation. You will get hands-on experience in

  • Geometry creating using Space Claim

  • How to setup Steady-State Simulations?

  • Checking for Convergence and understanding when the simulation converges for different Boundary Conditions?

  • How to create Runtime Animation of Engineering Parameters?

  • Project 1 - HVAC Simulation inside a Mixing TEE

  • Project 2 - Performing Parametric Study on Flow inside a Gate Valve

  • Project 3 - Performance Characterization of a Cyclone Separator

4Exploring Meshing strategies

Meshing is an important component in CFD analysis. Improper meshing can lead to bad results. In this module, you will learn the different meshing techniques that can improve the solution accuracy with a balanced computational cost. More hands-on experience in


  • Methods of providing local refinement like Sphere of Influence, Body Sizing, etc.
  • Concept of Y plus and its importance
  • Inflation Layers and Controls
  • Mesh Dependence Test


5External Aerodynamics

You will learn the fundamentals of performing external flow analysis using ANSYS Fluent. It provides you with the knowledge on boundary layer concept, needs of Y plus and wall functions. Here, we will focus on the following topics.


  • Setting up Virtual Wind Tunnels using the Enclosure Utility

  • Understand Vortices, calculating Downforce & Drag on a Vehicle

  • Y+ Estimation & Grid Refinement

6Conjugate Heat Transfer

In this module, you will learn how to simulate solid side heat transfer along with the fluid flow. Conjugate Heat Transfer (CHT) refers to simulating multiple modes of heat transfer. For example, in one of the projects, you will simulate the heat transfer in an exhaust manifold when hot exhaust products are flowing through it. When you complete this module, you will be able to do the following


  • Extracting Solid and Fluid Volumes
  • Creating Shared Topologies for Creating Conformal Meshes
  • Setting up Volumetric Heat Sources
  • Visualizing Heat Transfer Coefficient Distribution


7Discrete Phase Modelling

Discrete Phase Modelling (DPM) is used to model particles, fuel drops, coal and any other type of suspended phases. You will work on problems like Cyclone Separator, where you will incorporate the DPM approach to simulate how suspended impurities travel through a Cyclone Separator. You will be getting hands-on experience in

  • Different types of Discrete Phase Boundary conditions and its effects

  • Methods of tracking the Discrete Phase Particles

  • Turbulence Intensity and Vortex Core Visualisation

8Introduction to User Defined Functions

You will learn how to write a customized program and create different monitor points and take the relevant information you need to form a simulation.

9Basic Reacting Flows

In this module, you will learn how to simulate reacting flows using ANSYS Fluent. This includes combustion applications.

Projects Overview

Heat Transfer


In this project, you will be analysing the heat transfer coefficient and the high-temperature concentration zones through which effective cooling can be achieved. You will implement local sizing methods to improve the meshing and to balance the cell count. 

Concepts learnt:

  1. The Importance of sharing the topology

  2. Need for the Interface

  3. Effective meshing

  4. Volume rendering in CFD post

Oil Sloshing


In this project, You will be analysing the sloshing effect of different lubricants in the gearbox through a dynamic mesh approach. You will be introduced to User-defined functions and its compiling procedure with ANSYS Fluent for providing motion to the gears. Also, You will gain knowledge of the various dynamic mesh settings like smoothing and re-meshing.

Concepts learnt:

  1. Extracting the required 2D geometry from a complex component

  2. Dynamic mesh settings

  3. Methods to overcome floating point exception

  4. Defining motion to gears by user-defined functions

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  • Students who know the theory behind CFD and want to implement the concepts
  • Students who have rudimentary knowledge of ANSYS Fluent but do not understand how it works
  • Students who are passionate about Thermal Systems and Fluid Mechanics
  • Students who are pursuing M Tech. or MS in a “Non-CFD “ field and want to augment their profile by learning how to work on CFD
  • If you are a Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer or any other Engineer working on a non-CFD domain and wish to transition into a specialised CFD role, this course will set you up with the necessary skills.


SpaceClaim and Mesher


SpaceClaim helps in preparing CAD models for CFD Analysis and the meshing interface helps create high-quality Mesh with many additional flexible meshing control features.

ANSYS Fluent


ANSYS Fluent is one of the powerful CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) tool with fast and accurate results across the wide range of CFD and multiphysics applications. Fluent software contains the broad, physical modeling capabilities needed to model flow, turbulence, heat transfer and reactions for industrial applications.

CFD Post


Learn how to get engineering quantities from your CFD Simulation and to create user-defined formulation. Learn to create cut-planes, streamlines and much more.

Flexible Course Fees

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Per month for 3 months

  • Access Duration : 2 months
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
  • Project Portfolio : Available
  • Certification : Available
  • Email Support : Available
  • Forum Support : Available

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Per month for 3 months

  • Access Duration : Lifetime
  • Mode of Delivery : Online
  • Project Portfolio : Available
  • Certification : Available
  • Individual Video Support : 12/month
  • Group Video Support : 12/month
  • Email Support : Available
  • Forum Support : Available
  • Telephone Support : Available
  • Dedicated Support Engineer : Available

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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who are the instructors and what is the learning process?

Our instructors are industry experts working in Fortune 500 companies. We partner with them to deliver the lectures online. You will be given access to recorded content and assignments each week.

2Are there any prerequisites for this course?

You should be pursuing or have graduated with a B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical or Automotive or Aerospace Engineering.

3What kind of support I can expect? What if I have doubts?

Our support system is amazing!. You can read our reviews on Google to see this. We focus on one-on-one support which no one else does. We will communicate with you through videoconferencing, WhatsApp messages/calls, individual online sessions and also in person. Doubts and queries are addressed by a dedicated support engineer who is assigned to you to walk you through your problem areas and clarify any queries that you may have.

4How is this different from what I learnt in college?

Our courses are crafted after consultation with industry experts. This gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned only as theory and work on projects that will give you a leg up in your career aspirations - be it an MS admit, a new job or growth within your organization. This course will help you bridge the gap between academia and industry and get you market-ready.

5What advantages will I gain by taking this course?

You will have an edge over your peers by working extensively on industry-relevant projects, practice on tools and software that will set you apart and help you in getting ahead of the competition. Our course will strengthen your portfolio to get better grants and scholarship opportunities for MS Admits, explore options in Research & Development, and land that much-coveted job in top core companies. 

6Will software be provided?

We do not provide the software for this course. You can download the Academic Version of ANSYS Fluent from their website.

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