Ansys Fluent Getting Started New Fluent Experience (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

This course teaches the essential skills you will need to start performing basic computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations on your own using Ansys Fluent software.  Instructor demos and hands-on workshops cover every aspect of the end-to-end CFD workflow, including how to prepare watertight CAD models in Ansys SpaceClaim, and how to perform the entire meshing and solution process in the single-window Ansys Fluent user interface using the task-based, guided workflow for meshing imported, watertight CAD geometry.

All workshops begin with the import of a CAD model into Fluent and proceed through the entire single window workflow process of meshing, solving and postprocessing.



  • A technical education and background in fluid mechanics and heat transfer is recommended but not mandatory.  An engineering degree is not required.

Target Audience:

Fluids Engineers, Combustion Engineers, Thermal Engineers and Aerodynamics Engineers.

Teaching Method:

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A major emphasis is placed on teaching by software demonstration and on the development of a solution to a design challenge from start to finish.

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use Ansys SpaceClaim to prepare CAD models for use in Ansys Fluent by through the definition of named selections and application of shared topology.
  • Use the Watertight Geometry Meshing Workflow in Ansys Fluent to create high quality CFD Simulation meshes from imported CAD geometry through a succession of intuitive guided workflow tasks.
  • Set up and complete a basic CFD simulation in Ansys Fluent including defining the problem, calculating the solution and post-processing the results.
  • Perform all steps of a CFD simulation from CAD import to meshing to solution to results within the same single window Ansys Fluent environment.
  • Use the parametric workflow with Ansys Fluent in Ansys Workbench to execute parametric studies of multiple CFD design points.

 Available Dates

Date/Time Duration Event Type Location Language Class cost  
January 25, 2021
09:00 - 11:00   EST (GMT -5)
6 Sessions
Jan 25-29, Feb 1st
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER
May 3, 2021
11:00 - 13:00   EST (GMT -5)
6 Sessions
May 03-07
Virtual Virtual - WebEx English Subscription Only REGISTER

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with an Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.


This is a 3 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 6 x 2 hour sessions lectures only.

  • Module 1.0 - Introduction to Ansys
  • Lecture 1.0: Introduction to Ansys
  • Module 1.1 - Introduction to Ansys Workbench 
  • Lecture 1.1: SpaceClaim User Interface and Basic Operations
  • Workshop 1.1: Extracting a Fluid Volume in SpaceClaim
  • Workshop 1.2: Repairing Geometry in SpaceClaim
  • Module 1.2 - Creating Geometry in SpaceClaim
  • Lecture 1.2: Creating Geometry in SpaceClaim
  • Workshop 1.3: Creating Mixing Tee Geometry
  • Workshop 1.4: Named Selections and BOIs
  • Module 02 - CFD Overview
  • Lecture 2.1: CFD Overview
  • Lecture 2.2: Ansys Fluent Single Workflow Demo
  • Workshop 02: Mixing Tee
  • Module 03 - Watertight Geometry Workflow Overview and Surface Meshing
  • Lecture 3.1: Watertight Geometry Workflow Overview and Surface Meshing
  • Workshop 03: Static Mixer
  • Module 04 - Geometry Description and Volume Meshing
  • Lecture 04: Geometry Description and Volume Meshing
  • Workshop 4.1: Heat Sink1
  • Workshop 4.2: Arcjet1
  • Module 05 - Solution Mode User Interface and Domain Tab
  • Lecture 05: Solution Mode User Interface and Domain Tab 
  • Workshop 05: Manifold
  • Module 4 and associated lectures and workshops are part of Virtual Classroom Session 3 and Live Classroom Day 1
  • Module 06 - Physics Tab
  • Lecture 06: Physics Tab
  • Workshop 06: Addition of Turning Vanes to a Rectangular Duct
  • Module 08 - Parametric Workflow
  • Lecture 08: Parametric Workflow
  • Workshop 08: Parametric Study of a Ball Valve2
  • Module 8 is presented before Module 7 in the Virtual Classroom Session as it fits better with Module 6 into the available two-hour Webex time slot.
  • Module 07 - Results Tab
  • Lecture 07: Results Tab
  • Workshop 07: Flow Over Heated Obstacles
  • Module 09 - Solution Tab
  • Lecture 09: Solution Tab
  • Workshop 09: Solving
  • Module 10 - Best Practice Guidelines
  • Lecture 10: Best Practice Guidelines
  • Workshop 10: Transonic Flow over an Airfoil
  • Module 7 is presented on Live Classroom Day 2 but has been moved to Virtual Classroom Session 5 as it fits better with Modules 9 and 10 into the available two-hour Webex time slot
  • Module 11 - Turbulence
  • Lecture 11: Turbulence
  • Workshop 11: Backward Facing Step
  • Module 12 - Heat Transfer
  • Lecture 12: Heat Transfer
  • Workshop 12: Electronics Cooling
  • Module 13 - Transient Flow
  • Lecture 13: Transient Flow
  • Workshop 13: Vortex Shedding