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Ansys CFX Rotating Machinery Modeling

Course Overview

Flows within rotating systems occur frequently in science and engineering applications, from turbochargers to gas turbine engines to mixing tanks and wind turbines and numerous others. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) now plays a central role in the design and analysis of these systems.

In this course, you will learn the major classes of rotating machinery problems, steady state and transient simulation methods and the details of conducting accurate simulations of rotating machinery systems using Ansys CFX. You must have experience running Ansys CFX for the training to be effective.


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

Target Audience

Thermal Engineers and Aerodynamics 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 Outcome

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

  • set-up, run and post-process rotating machinery simulations, select the most appropriate method for their particular application and the required simulation accuracy.

 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 1-day classroom course covering both tutorials and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 3 x 2-hour session, tutorials only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module 01: Introduction to Rotating Machinery
  • Module 02: Single Rotating Component Analysis
  • Workshop 01: Pump Simulation

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 03: Post-processing
  • Workshop 02: Pump Analysis using CFD Post
  • Module 04: Multiple Component Analysis - Steady 
  • Workshop 03: Centrifugal Pump with a Volute
  • Workshop 04: Axial Fan Stage

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Module 05: Lecture 05: Transient - TRS & TBR methods
  • Workshop 05: Axial Turbine - Time Transformation