HVAC Systems Flow Analysis using Converge

HVAC systems flow analysis for Mechanical Engineers

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

This course covers the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) theory on internal flows and especially focuses on simulating HVAC applications like;  heat exchangers, hot aisle, cold aisle for data centre, superchargers, and turbochargers. In this course, students will be introduced to CONVERGE STUDIO in detail.

These are the other software that a student will work on during the duration of the course.
  •  CYGWIN/CMD:  Command-line window to run the simulation
  • PARAVIEW: Post-Processing software (to post-process the results)

It’s important to understand how fluid flows through these applications and where the fluid is separating, and where the recirculation zone is generated. Students will also study how the shape of the blades and shape of outlet runners affect the results and they will also plot performance curves for all applications. Converge has an added advantage of automated meshing that helps save time.

At the end of this course, you will be able to set up any internal flow problem, clean up any complicated geometry, and model Turbulence. You will also learn to set up the case for multi-phase, CHT. Moreover, you will learn the theory behind the concepts of Turbulence (RANS), Cavitation, Interfaces, and Regions.


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In this module, you will learn how to set up a CFD simulation using CONVERGE CFD. You will be provided with a step-by-step guide on the following:

  • CAD import and cleanup
  • Decomposing the model into boundaries and volumetric regions
  • Inputting valve timing
  • Choosing turbulence and combustion models
  • Running the case in a parallel environment
  • Post-processing

2Surface Preparation

In this module, you will cover surface preparation in full detail. 

  • Setting up the moving boundaries
  • Geometry cleanup

3Region Initialization

In this module, you will learn the following concepts:

  • Initializing pressure, temperature, and species concentration in different flow regions
  • Disconnect triangles

4Turbulence Modelling

In this module, you will learn how turbulence is modelled and simulated in a state-of-the-art CFD solver. You will learn about the different classes of turbulence models and understand their merits and demerits.

  • Learn about the RANS approach to model turbulence
  • Comprehend the math involved behind RANS and its derivations
  • Learn theory on different types of turbulence models available (RNG k-ε, k-ω SST, etc.) and appreciate which model is suitable for which type of application

5Cavitation Modelling

In this module, you will learn how cavitation can be simulated. You will focus on the volume of the fluid method. You will also learn about VOID FRACTION which is the basis of VOF method.

6Output Processing

In this module, you will learn how to extract critical output that is relevant to pumps and compressors.

Projects Overview

Centrifugal Pump


The objective of this project is to simulate flow through a centrifugal pump and obtain the pump performance curve. The performance curve is the plot of volume flow rate Vs. total pressure drop. It is a tool that shows how a pump is going to behave in terms of head and flow. The performance curve defines the range of possible operating conditions for the pump. With the help of this curve, we can determine the size of the impeller, NPSH, and the efficiency required to pump against a particular head and at a given flow rate. You will be running transient simulations so that you can capture the flow physics.

Flow Simulation


The objective of this project is to simulate flow through a model data center and determine the airflow patterns and understand where potential hotspot regions appear. These types of simulations help us in understanding how the air and refrigeration systems need to be placed differently for different system layouts.

Heat Exchanger


Heat exchangers occur in HVAC systems on airside loops, refrigerant loops, and more. Learning how to simulate these systems, will help you understand how much pressure drop occurs and the effectiveness of Heat Exchangers.

2D Cavitation


The objective of this project is to look for the cavitation zone by using the Volume of Fluid (VOF) method and plot the cavitation zone length with respect to the pressure difference.

The study of cavitation is very important as it affects mass flow rates coming into a cylinder via fuel injectors. Cavitation occurs because of a sudden drop in pressure heads and this occurs because of abrupt change in flow area. When the flow area suddenly decreases, it creates a zone of low pressure or separation zone. When the pressure becomes lower than the vapour pressure of the fluid, fluid instantaneously vaporizes into the gas phase and this affects the injector properties in terms of delivering the required fuel flow rate and this can further affect the combustion and emission performance. And that’s why it’s very important to look at cavitation in automotive applications. In the HVAC or Turbomachinery world, cavitation is extremely important in rotating devices.

For example, in a centrifugal pump, the impeller rotates at a very high speed because of which a low-pressure zone and fluid vaporize forming gas bubbles that hit the component and causes corrosion and erosion of that particular component and decrease the life of the component.

Therefore, the study of cavitation is extremely important and CFD is the major tool to study this complex process.


Flow Analysis


The objective of this project is to simulate flow through a Turbocharger and obtain the performance curve. You will be running transient simulations to capture the flow Physics.

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  • For students looking to upskill and bolster their project portfolio in the CFD domain - to help them with internships, better career prospects or while applying for an MS grant.
  • For Freshers seeking exciting job opportunities as Application Engineers especially in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • For working professionals in R&D and seeking knowledge to perform some CFD simulations on Turbomachines like Centrifugal pump, Turbocharger, Supercharger



CONVERGE is a general-purpose CFD package that is extremely well suited for reacting and non-reacting flow applications. Converge has been widely adopted in the automotive Industry as the standard for IC Engine simulations.


CMD/CYGWIN is a command-line window where you will learn how to navigate to different directories, delete files, run simulations just by using different commands.


PARAVIEW a post-processing software that is used to post-process  results, see the mesh, create animations and analyse results. 

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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 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?

The license will be provided for accessing CONVERGE CFD 

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