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Ansys Fluent Getting Started (Classic Workflow) (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 working with CAD models in Ansys SpaceClaim, creating quality CFD meshes with Ansys Meshing, and all aspects of performing CFD simulations in Ansys Fluent . Course Modules 01 through 05 are organized into geometry (Ansys SpaceClaim), meshing (Ansys Meshing) and solver (Ansys Fluent) topics, and for each of these three topics students go through the complete end-to-end workflow of a different CFD problem.


  • 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

Following completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the end-to-end procedure of simple CFD problems using Ansys Fluent 
  • Use the most important functions of  Ansys SpaceClaim Direct Modeler
  • Create high quality CFD meshes with Ansys Meshing 
  • Become familiar with the end-to-end workflow of simple CFD problems using Ansys Fluent

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

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. 

Self-paced Learning 

Complete a class on your own schedule at your own pace. Scope is equivalent to Instructor led classes. Includes video lecture, workshops and input files. All our Self-Paced video courses are only available with an Ansys Learning Hub subscription.



This is a 3-day classroom course covering both lectures and Demos. For virtual training, this course is covered over 5 x 2-hour sessions lectures and demos only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module 1: Overview of CFD
  • Lecture 1.0: Introduction to Ansys 
  • Lecture 1.1: Introduction to Ansys Workbench 
  • Lecture 1.2: Overview of CFD Process
  • Demo 1: Flow in a Mixing Tee
  • Workshop 1: Flow in a Mixing Tee 
  • Module 2: Ansys Fluid Simulation Basics
  • Lecture 2.1: Ansys SpaceCaim Essentials
  • Demo 2.1: Flow Distribution in an Air Manifold (SCDM)
  • Lecture 2.2:  Ansys Meshing Essentials
  • Demo 2.2: Flow Distribution in an Air Manifold (Meshing)
  • Lecture 2.3 : Fluent User Interface and Workflow 
  • Demo 2.3: Flow Distribution in an Air Manifold (CFD)
  • Workshop 2: Flow Distribution in an Air Manifold 

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 3: Defining Fluid Simulations
  • Lecture 3.1: Basic Operations in Ansys SpaceClaim  
  • Demo 3.1: Mixing Hot and Cold Streams in a Mixing Elbow (SCDM)
  • Lecture 3.2: Global Mesh Control
  • Demo 3.2: Mixing Hot and Cold Streams in a Mixing Elbow (Meshing)
  • Lecture 3.3: Setting Up Physics
  • Demo 3.3: Mixing Hot and Cold Streams in a Mixing Elbow (CFD)
  • Workshop 3: Mixing Hot and Cold Streams in a Mixing Elbow

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Module 4: Postprocessing Fluid Simulations
  • Lecture 4.1: Geometry Handling and Repair
  • Demo 4.1: Tube Bundle (SCDM)
  • Lecture 4.2: Local Mesh Controls
  • Demo 4.2: Tube Bundle (Meshing)
  • Lecture 4.3: Results
  • Demo 4.3: Tube Bundle Post-processing 
  • Workshop 4: Tube Bundle

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Module 5:  Parameters and Design Points 
  • Lecture 5.1: Main Tools, Parameters and Assemblies
  • Demo 5.1: Ball Valve (SCDM)
  • Lecture 5.2: Mesh Methods and Selective Meshing
  • Demo 5.2: Ball Valve (Meshing)
  • Lecture 5.3: Parameters and Design Points
  • Demo 5.3: Parametric Study in a Ball Valve (CFD)
  • Workshop 5: Parametric Study in a Ball Valve
  • Module 6:Solving
  • Lecture 6: Solving
  • Workshop 6: Solving

Virtual Classroom Session 5

  • Module 7: Lecture 7: CFD Best Practices
  • Workshop 7: Airfoil
  • Module 8: Lecture 8: Turbulence
  • Workshop 8: Flow Over a Backward Facing Step 
  • Module 9: Lecture 9: Heat Transfer
  • Workshop 9: Electronics Cooling  
  • Module 10: Lecture 10: Transient Flows
  • Workshop 10: Vortex Shedding