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Ansys Thermal Desktop: Getting Started
(Self-paced Learning Available)

Course Overview

This course will introduce you to the Thermal Desktop user interface and describe the steps to create and run a model.


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

Teaching Method

Lectures, incorporating teaching by software demonstration, and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Learning Outcome

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

  • Navigate the user interface.
  • Build a basic model.
  • Define properties, thermal connections and boundary conditons.
  • Define environmental heating.
  • Articulate geometry.
  • Solve and postprocess.
  • Define radiation modeling, and single-phase fluid modeling.
  • Set partially filled fluid vessels, and heat pipes.

 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 self-paced course will take you through following topics:

  • Introduction to Thermal Desktop
  • Quick Start Workshops
  • Radiation Analysis Groups
  • Flow Modeling Workshops