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Introduction to Ansys Polyflow for Extrusion

Course Overview

The primary goal of this course is to cover the basics of using the Ansys Polyflow user environment. You will learn the details of how to use the modeling capabilities and move through the simulation process by completing hands-on exercises. Exercises of note include:

2.5D axisymmetric extrusion 
2D non-isothermal flow through a cooled die
3D direct (and inverse) extrusion examples
Coextrusion (ALE and species)

Performing simulations with Ansys Polyflow requires, first the creation and mesh of the geometry of the fluid region. Ansys SpaceClaim is used to create geometries and Ansys Meshing is used to create meshes for Ansys Polyflow simulations.  To use Ansys Polyflow successfully, you must also learn to use Ansys SpaceClaim and Ansys Meshing and it is strongly recommended to complete training for these products as described below in the Prerequisites section.


  • A technical education and background in fluid mechanics is recommended but not mandatory but an engineering degree is not required.
  • This course is designed for clients who have little to no experience with Ansys Polyflow
  • Completion of Introduction to Ansys SpaceClaim
  • Completion of Introduction to Ansys Meshing

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Learning Outcome

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

  • Understand the procedure of simple extrusion problems using Ansys Polyflow
  • Learn how to use the most important functions of Ansys Polyflow

 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 1-day classroom course covering both lectures, demos and workshop. For virtual training, this course is covered over 2 x 2-hour sessions lectures and demos only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module  1:Introduction to AnsysPolyflow Applications
  • Module 2 :Introduction to Ansys Workbench
  • Module 3 :Introduction to CFD
  • Workshop3:2.5D Axisymmetric Extrusion 
  • Module 4 :AnsysPolyflow – Extrusion
  • Workshop 4a: 3D Fluid Flow CHT 
  • Workshop 4b: Non-isothermal Flow through a cooled Die

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 5 :Evolution
  • Workshop 5a: 3D Extrusion
  • Workshop 5b : DirectExtrusion
  • Workshop 5c: Inverse Extrusion
  • Module 6 :Defining Workbench Parameters
  • Workshop 6a: Immiscible Fluids
  • Workshop 6b: Immiscible Fluids With Species