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Ansys Fluent Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) with Ansys Mechanical (Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

The Ansys Fluent FSI course is an advanced course covering modeling approaches for fluid-structure interaction applications using Ansys Fluent and Ansys Mechanical. The course will cover setup, solution and convergence of one-way and two-way FSI simulations. Students must have experience running Ansys Fluent and some prior experience using Ansys Mechanical for the training to be effective.


  • Completion of the Ansys Fluent Getting Started course is required.
  • Experience with Ansys Fluent is strongly recommended.
  • Experience with Ansys Mechanical is desirable.

Target Audience

Thermal Engineers and Aerodynamics Engineers

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

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

  • Select the most appropriate FSI approach, depending on 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 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 2-day classroom course covering both tutorials and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2-hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 01: Overview of FSI
  • Lecture 01: Overview of FSI in Workbench
  • Workshop 01: 1-way Structural FSI for a Flow Probe
  • Module 02: Co-simulation Overview
  • Lecture 02: Co-simulation Overview, Geometry and Meshing
  • Workshop 02: 2-way FSI for a Hyper elastic Flap

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 03: Co-simulation Setup
  • Lecture 03: Co-simulation Setup
  • Workshop 03: 2-way Thermal FSI for an Exhaust Manifold
  • Module 04: Moving and Deforming Meshes
  • Lecture 04: Moving and Deforming Meshes for System Coupling
  • Workshop 04: Debugging System Coupling Simulations

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 05: Co-simulation Solution Process and Post-processing
  • Lecture 05: Co-simulation Solution Process and Post-processing
  • Workshop 05: Thermal-Structural 2-way FSI in a Leakage Path
  • Module 06: Co-simulation Convergence
  • Lecture 06: Co-simulation Convergence

Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 07: Co-simulation Workflows
  • Lecture 07: Co-simulation Workflows
  • Workshop 07: Wing Deflection 2-way FSI
  • Module 08: Static Data Transfers
  • Lecture 08: Static Data Transfers
  • Workshop 08: One-way Thermal Stress Analysis of a T Junction