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Ansys Charge Plus (Ansys EMA3D Charge) Getting Started (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

The Ansys Charge Plus (previously known as Ansys EMA3D Charge) Getting Started self-paced course covers the fundamental concepts of Ansys Charge Plus starting in Discovery. This course provides guidance on creating basic geometry and circuit elements, setting up the computational domain, defining excitations and arcing regions, and simulating air breakdown problems with a combination of the finite difference time domain (FDTD) solver and non-linear air chemistry physics. Ansys Charge Plus capabilities of simulating ESD (electrostatic discharge) and HV (high voltage) breakdown problems make it a highly applicable software for the electronics and HV industries. Several self-paced modules are provided to walk you through different electrostatic discharge simulations.


  • An introductory course to Ansys Discovery is recommended prior to completing the Ansys Charge Plus Getting Started course

Teaching Method

This self-paced course is comprised of several self-paced modules to guide you through each problem.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Set up and run air breakdown simulations in Ansys Charge Plus.
  • Navigate the EMA3D Ribbons and Discovery interface.

 Available Dates

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 1 hour and 30 minutes self-paced course with videos covering most lecture content and workshop steps.

  • Paschen
  • ESD Gun with a Plate
  • Contact ESD Gun with PCB
  • Simple ESF Gun with Cellphone
  • ESD Gun with Cellphone