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Ansys Fluent Getting Started: Basics
(Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

Ansys Fluent Getting Started: Basics is the first part of a two-part sequence of training courses for new users of Ansys Fluent.  This course teaches the essential skills you will need to start performing basic computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations on your own using Ansys Fluent software.  Instructor demos and hands-on workshops cover every aspect of the end-to-end CFD workflow, including how to perform the entire meshing and solution process in the single-window Ansys Fluent user interface using the task-based, guided workflow for meshing imported, watertight CAD geometry.

All workshops begin with the import of a CAD model into Fluent and proceed through the entire single window workflow process of meshing, solving and postprocessing.


  • A technical education and background in fluid mechanics and heat transfer is recommended but not mandatory.  An engineering degree is not required.

Target Audience

Fluids Engineers, Combustion Engineers, Thermal Engineers and Aerodynamics Engineers.

Teaching Method

Lectures, incorporating teaching by software demonstration, and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. An emphasis is placed on following the complete single-window workflow in Ansys Fluent from geometry import through post-processing in all exercises.

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

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

  • Use the Watertight Geometry Meshing Workflow in Ansys Fluent to create high quality CFD Simulation meshes from imported CAD geometry through a succession of intuitive guided workflow tasks.
  • Independently set up and complete a basic CFD simulation in Ansys Fluent including defining the problem, calculating the solution and post-processing the results.
  • Perform all steps of a CFD simulation from CAD import to meshing to solution to results within the same single window Ansys Fluent environment.

 Available Dates

Currently, no 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 self-paced course covering lectures, software demonstrations and workshops. 

  • Module 01 - CFD Overview
    • Lecture 1.1: CFD Overview
    • Demo Video 1.2: Ansys Fluent Single Workflow Demo
    • Workshop 01: Mixing Tee
  • Module 02 - Watertight Geometry Workflow Overview and Surface Meshing
    • Lecture 2.1: Watertight Geometry Workflow Overview and Surface Meshing
    • Workshop 02: Static Mixer
  • Module 03 - Geometry Description and Volume Meshing
    • Lecture 03: Geometry Description and Volume Meshing
    • Workshop 3.1: Heat Sink
    • Workshop 3.2: Arcjet
  • Module 04 - Solution Mode User Interface and Domain Tab
    • Lecture 04: Solution Mode User Interface and Domain Tab 
    • Workshop 04: Manifold
  • Module 05 - Physics Tab
    • Lecture 05: Physics Tab
    • Workshop 05: Addition of Turning Vanes to a Rectangular Duct
  • Module 06 - Results Tab
    • Lecture 06: Results Tab
    • Workshop 06: Flow Over Heated Obstacles
  • Module 07 - Solution Tab
    • Lecture 07: Solution Tab
    • Workshop 07: Solving