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Ansys CFX Combustion
and Radiation

Course Overview

This course is designed for existing users of Ansys CFX. You will learn and achieve an understanding of the basic theory of the models for reacting flow applications, advantages and disadvantages of each model. The knowledge gained will enable you to select the most appropriate modeling approaches for your target applications and simulation objectives.

The advanced combustion modelling course has several tutorials that the students can work through in their own time after the lectures.


  • A technical education and background is recommended but an engineering degree is not required.
  • Completion of the Ansys CFX Getting Started course is required.
  • Experience with Ansys CFX is strongly recommended.

Teaching Method

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

Learning Outcome

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

  • Choose the appropriate combustion model in CFX for use in your application
  • Define reactions for the EDM and FRC models or generate flamelet libraries for the PDF Flamelet and BVM models
  • Define boundary conditions for all available combustion models
  • Set up and use models for pollutants such as NOx and soot
  • Select and employ an appropriate radiation model for use in combustion simulations or additionally for non-reacting flow simulations with thermal radiation
  • Define radiation properties, sources and boundary conditions
  • Set up and perform simulations with particle transport
  • Use the particle transport model to model oil spray combustion and coal particle combustion

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

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 2 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Lecture 01: Introduction
  • Lecture 02: Eddy Dissipation and Finite Rate Chemistry Combustion Model
  • Workshop 01a: Combined Finite Rate Chemistry and Eddy Dissipation Model for Non-Premixed Combustion
  • Workshop 01b: Eddy Dissipation Model
  • Lecture 03: PDF Flamelet: Non-Premixed Combustion
  • Workshop 02: Combustion and Radiation in a Can Combustor using Laminar Flamelet Model and Eddy Dissipation Model

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Lecture 04: Partially Premixed Combustion
  • Workshop 03: Premixed Flow in a Conical Chamber
  • Workshop 04: Burning Velocity Model for Partially Premixed Combustion
  • Lecture 05: Pollutants Modeling, NOx and Soot

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Lecture 06: Advanced Combustion Models and Related Features
  • Lecture 07: Radiation Modeling
  • Lecture 08: Particle Transport Modeling for Liquid Spray and Coal Combustion

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Lecture 09: Liquid Spray Combustion
  • Workshop 05: Gas Turbine Combustor
  • Lecture 10: Coal Combustion
  • Workshop 06: Coal Combustion