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Introduction to Ansys ICEM CFD

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to teach the basic tools and methods for generating meshes with Ansys ICEM CFD Tetra-Prism and HEXA. The course presents best-practice meshing techniques and the tools required to efficiently generate high-quality meshes based on tetrahedral / prismatic and hexahedral elements.



  • Basic knowledge of geometry and meshing principles.

Target Audience:

Engineers and Designers tending to mesh their geometry and prepare it for a Fluid or Mechanical simulation.

Teaching Method:

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

Learning Path


Learning Outcome

  • Discover the ICEM CFD meshing interface
  • Learn how to clean and defeature your geometry
  • Creating  tetra/prism meshes
  • Creating hexahedral meshes
  • How to merge terta/prism and hexa meshes in ICEM CFD
  • How to look to the Mesh metrics and statistics
  • How to improve the mesh quality

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 course is a 2 day classroom covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 4 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 1: Introduction to Ansys ICEM CFD   
  • Module 2: Geometry Handling
  • Workshop 2.1: Geometry Repair – Engine Block
  • Module 3: Shell Meshing
  • Workshop 3.1: Shell  Meshing – Stamped Part
  • Module 4: Unstructured Volume Meshing
  • Workshop 4.1: Tetra Meshing – Engine Block
  • Workshop 4.2: Tetra Meshing – Valve
  • Workshop 4.3: Body Fitted Cartesian – Femur
  • Module 5: Prism Meshing
  • Workshop 5.1: Heating Coil Meshing
  • Workshop 5.2: Prism Meshing – Water jacket
  • Workshop 5.3: Prism Meshing – Wingbody
  • Module 6: Mesh Preparation
  • Module 7: Output to Solver
  • Workshop 7.1: Mesh Preparation and Output to Solver – Wing Edit

Virtual Classroom Session 2 / Live Classroom Day 1

  • Module 08: Hexa Meshing, Part 1: Introduction to HEXA Meshing
  • Workshop 8.1: 2D Pipe Junction
  • Workshop 8.2a: 3D Pipe Junction
  • Workshop 8.2b: 3D Pipe Junction O-grid

Virtual Classroom Session 3 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 08: Hexa Meshing, Part 2, Advanced HEXA Functions
  • Workshop 8.3: Sphere Cube
  • Workshop 8.4: O-grid Exercise
  • Workshop 8.5: 3D Elbow Part

Virtual Classroom Session 4 / Live Classroom Day 2

  • Module 08: Hexa Meshing, Part 3: Further Hexahedral Examples
  • Workshop 8.6: Pipe Blade
  • Workshop 8.7: Periodic Part
  • Workshop 8.8: Merging Topologies
  • Workshop 8.9: Tetra/Hexa Merge, HVAC-Hybrid