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Ansys Fluent Heat
Transfer Modeling

Course Overview

In this course you will learn all aspects of how to use Ansys Fluent to solve heat transfer problems involving conduction, convection (forced and natural) and radiation, including heat transfer theory, definition of thermal boundary conditions, and model selection and setup for radiation and natural convection.  Topics such as conduction in moving solids and conjugate heat transfer (CHT) where solid and fluid zones are coupled, and radiation in semi-transparent media are also included.


Target Audience

Thermal engineers, mechanical engineers, CFD analysts and any other Ansys Fluent users who will perform heat transfer simulations with Ansys Fluent.

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. 

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

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

  • Perform heat transfer simulations with Ansys Fluent involving any of the three modes of heat transfer: conduction, convection and radiation.
  • Select the appropriate thin wall conduction settings for a given problem.
  • Set up and perform conjugate heat transfer (CHT) simulations in which heat transfer is coupled between solid and fluid zones.
  • Define buoyancy settings for problems involving natural convection.
  • Select an appropriate radiation model for a given problem.

 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 lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 2 x 2-hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Heat Transfer Introduction
  • Workshop: Heating Coil
  • Conduction
  • Workshop: Conduction in a Pin Fin Heatsink
  • Forced Convection
  • Workshop: Louvered Fin Heat Exchanger

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Natural Convection
  • Workshop: Natural Convection Cooling of a Heatsink
  • Radiation
  • Workshop: Headlamp Thermal Radiation (DO or MC)
  • Workshop: Modeling Natural Convection and Radiation
  • Discussion and Wrap-up