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Introduction to
Ansys Chemkin-Pro

Course Overview

Understanding and predicting the effects of chemistry in a system are key to developing competitive products in transportation, energy, and materials processing applications. As designers of gas turbines, boilers and piston engines strive to meet low-emissions regulations with ever widening fuel flexibility requirements, they must also maintain, or even improve, their system's performance. Similarly, designing high-throughput materials and chemical processes with high yield and quality must be done with minimal byproduct or waste. Relying on testing alone for accurate performance validation is prohibitive, given today's complex designs and shortened design cycles. Effective simulation of the underlying detailed chemistry is often critical for cost-effective design of systems with reduced pollutant emissions or undesired byproducts. Ansys Chemkin-Pro provides tools that enable these issues to be addressed at the fundamental level.   

This course will help you learn to use Ansys Chemkin-Pro to select appropriate kinetics models for your application, set up and perform simulations of various reactor types with kinetics models, analyze complex systems by defining reactor networks, understand the important reactions in a process and assure the accuracy of the chemistry model used in your CFD.


  • A technical education and background are recommended, but an engineering or chemistry degree is not required. 
  • Understanding of the combustion kinetics modeling is recommended.

Teaching Method

Slide deck, lectures, and computer practical sessions to validate knowledge

Learning Outcome

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

  • Set up and perform simulations of various reactor types with kinetics models
  • Define surface reactions and model catalytic processes
  • Define reactions which include liquid kinetics and liquid-gas phase change for multi-phase simulations 
  • Understand the important reactions in a process
  • Create tables for use in CFD
  • Quantify the impact of input conditions on the outputs.

 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. Please contact us.


This is a virtual training course is covered over 4 x 2-hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1 

  • Module 01: Introduction and Overview of Ansys Chemkin-Pro
  • Module 02: Visualization and Chemistry Fundamentals

Virtual Classroom Session 2 

  • Module 03: Predicting Ignition Delay and Calculating Laminar Flame Speed
  • Module 04: Partially Stirred Reactors and Reactor Networks

Virtual Classroom Session 3 

  • Module 05: Surface Chemistry Fundamentals
  • Module 06: Catalytic Oxidation and Catalytic Aftertreatment 
  • Module 07: Atomic Layer Deposition of Aluminum Oxide
  • Module 08: Plasma Processes

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Module 09: Multiphase