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Ansys Fluent Fluid Structure Interaction 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.


Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

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 - System Coupling for FSI: Essentials
  • Demo: Standalone Workflow
  • Demo: Workbench Workflow
  • Lecture: System Coupling Essentials
  • Workshop: Hyperelastic Flap
  • Module 02 - FSI Participants Preparation
  • Lecture: Preprocessing Essentials
  • Lecture: Mechanical Essentials
  • Lecture: Fluent Essentials
  • Workshop: Manifold

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 03 - Postprocessing FSI Simulations
  • Lecture: Postprocessing Essentials
  • Demo: Combined Post-processing of Co-simulation Results
  • Module 04 - Static Data Transfers
  • Lecture: Static Data Transfers Essentials
  • Lecture: Static Data Transfers Beyond the Basics
  • Workshop: 1-way Structural FSI for a Flow Probe
  • Workshop: 1-way Thermal Stress Analysis of a T-Junction

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 05 - FSI Beyond the Basics
  • Lecture: Initialization and Prestressing
  • Lecture: Convergence and Troubleshooting
  • Lecture: Advanced FSI Workflows
  • Workshop: Thermal-Structural FSI in a Leakage Path
  • Workshop: Wing Deflection

Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 06 - System Coupling Beyond the Basics
  • Lecture: Mapping
  • Lecture: Parallel Solves
  • Lecture: Python and Expressions
  • Lecture: Restarts
  • Workshop: Debugging System Coupling Simulations