Fluent Webinar Series

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can be challenging ... but not with ANSYS Fluent. Attend this mini webinar series, consisting of 15-20 minute webinars, to learn how to improve your productivity and efficiency with all new features, workflows, tips and tricks. These mini webinars cover a range of topics from the new simplified look of Fluent, standard and customizable meshing workflows, cloud computing, shape optimization and reduced-order models (ROMs).

Upcoming Webinar Schedule

ANSYS Fluent Overview

February 4, 2020
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Learn about the new look, features and enhancements that will improve your ANSYS Fluent user experience. Start right from the Fluent launcher to choose your starting mode and access recent files and parallel processing for meshing and solving. This webinar will cover the new appearance of the software interface, graphics, display colors and shortcuts; productivity tips within the text user interface; drag and drop features and other behavior changes.


Watertight Geometry Workflow

February 6, 2020
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Learn how to create a mesh that is CFD-ready in minutes. An intuitive guided workflow for meshing watertight geometries streamlines the whole end-to-end process to reduce time to solution. This workflow makes it easy for users with minimal experience to create high quality CFD mesh. Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Import watertight CAD geometry
  • Create local sizing and surface mesh
  • Describe the geometry and extract fluid regions
  • Create a high-quality volume mesh



Fault-Tolerant Meshing Workflow

February 11, 2020
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Simplify and speed up meshing time and effort for dirty geometries by learning how to use the fault-tolerant meshing workflow. This single-window workflow drastically accelerates meshing time by creating a layer of mesh, or “wrap,” over the surface of the geometry. Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Import the dirty geometry and manage which parts of the CAD model you want to add or combine to your simulation
  • Describe the geometry and flow: external or internal
  • Identify fluid or void regions for objects of interest
  • Choose mesh control options to define the mesh resolution
  • Create a wrapper surface mesh to close all leakages
  • Create the volume mesh for all fluid regions


Fault-Tolerant Meshing Workflow  

Customizable Workflows

February 13, 2020
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Workflows included in ANSYS Fluent are powerful out-of-the-box solutions, but sometimes you want more. Advanced users can enhance their experience with customizable workflows. Attend this webinar to learn how to create, modify, save and distribute your own custom workflow template to make sure it is best suited for your industry, company or application requirement.


Creating and Using Expressions

February 18, 2020
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Say goodbye to complicated user-defined functions (UDF) and hello to expressions. With no deep knowledge of programming, you can easily enter an expression, either directly in the field where it will be applied or as a named expression that can be be reused at multiple locations. Attend this webinar to learn how to simplify the specification of complex boundary and cell zone conditions with a wide range of powerful expressions, including:

  • Positional variables
  • Field variables
  • Solution variables
  • Reduction operations



Cloud Computing in Fluent

February 20, 2020
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Easily access on-demand, high-performance computing resources when you need them. Within ANSYS Fluent, you can easily submit a job to the ANSYS Cloud and access HPC when needed. Custom encryption ensures complete security. Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Submit a job to the ANSYS Cloud
  • Monitor simulation progress
  • View jobs status
  • Download and analyze results



Shape Optimization with the Adjoint Solver

February 25, 2020
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Get insight on design changes you may have never considered with an automated shape optimization tool. Achieve optimal product performance using the Fluent adjoint solver’s automated workflow. Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Set up observables (i.e., pressure drop, lift, heat transfer)
  • Define bounding regions on your geometry
  • Improve multiple objectives over multiple operating conditions
  • Create solution animations as the geometry is morphed
  • Export optimized geometry back to an STL file


41% heat transfer rate improvement for a heat sink with nonintuitive shape optimization 

Creating and Evaluating ROMs

February 27, 2020
11 AM EST / 4 PM GMT

Make and analyze changes to your simulation to instantly predict results with a reduced-order model (ROM). A ROM is a simplified version of a model that preserves the essential behavior and dominant effects to reduce solution time and storage capacity required. Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Enable ROMs in Fluent
  • Define parameters and zones of interest
  • Create a design of experiments (DOE) in ANSYS DesignXplorer
  • Build and evaluate the ROM


1.	Creating and Evaluating ROMs