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Ansys Icepak in Ansys
Electronics Desktop
Getting Started

Course Overview

Ansys Icepak provides flow and thermal management solutions for many types of electronic design applications. The primary goal of this course is to cover the basics of using Ansys Icepak in the Ansys Electronics Desktop (AEDT) user environment. Students will be introduced to the world of electronics thermal modeling through a combination of lectures, workshops and examples/demonstrations.


  • A technical education and background in electronics and/or fluid mechanics and heat transfer is recommended but an engineering degree is not required.
  • This course is designed for users who have little or no experience with Ansys Icepak in AEDT.

Target Audience

Thermal Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.


Learning Path


Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course will be familiar with:

  • Overall capabilities of Icepak in Ansys Electronics Desktop (AEDT Icepak).
  • How to create or import geometry into AEDT Icepak.
  • Relevant initial and boundary conditions required to perform a successful thermal simulation.
  • Steps to create a good quality mesh, learn about common pitfalls, and other best practices.
  • How to setup solver settings for a thermal simulation, run the simulation, and post-process the results.
  • Run multiphysics simulations by coupling Icepak with AEDT electromagnetics solvers (Maxwell, HFSS, Q3D).
  • How and where to get additional resources and support.

 Available Dates

Date / TimeDurationEvent TypeLocationLanguageCourse CostRegistration
4 Sessions
04-Oct-22 to 07-Oct-22
VirtualVIRTUAL EUEnglishSubscription OnlyREGISTER
4 Sessions
10-Oct-22 to 13-Oct-22
VirtualVIRTUAL NAEnglishSubscription OnlyREGISTER

Learning Options

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


This is a 1 day classroom course covering both tutorials and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Extended Demonstration
  • Workshop: Model Building with Icepak in AEDT – Basics

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Interface and Modeling Basics
  • Workshop: Model Building with Icepak AEDT – MCAD

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Meshing
  • Solving and Post-processing
  • Workshop: Model Building with Icepak in AEDT – ECAD

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Electro-Thermal Analysis
  • Workshop: Electro-Thermal Analysis with Icepak AEDT

Day 1

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Interface and Modeling Basics
    • Workshop: Model Building with Icepak in AEDT – Basics
    • OR
    • Workshop: Model Building with Icepak AEDT - MCAD
  • Workshop: Model Building with Icepak in AEDT - ECAD
  • Meshing
  • Solving and Post-processing
  • Workshop: Electro-Thermal Analysis with Icepak AEDT
  • Electro-Thermal Analysis