Introduction to ANSYS FLUENT


ANSYS DesignModeler for CFD, ANSYS Workbench Meshing for CFD, and B.S. in engineering or engineering experience. Knowledge of thermal-fluids theory recommended. Basic functional familiarity with computers. Intended for users with little or no FLUENT experience or those that wish to refresh their FLUENT skills.


The Introduction to ANSYS FLUENT course is a two-day class, which trains students on the use of ANSYS FLUENT graphical user interface to perform a CFD analysis and examine results.  Students will learn problem setup, solution and analysis, and flow visualization using the postprocessor. This course trains the students on the use of ANSYS FLUENT graphical user interfaces perform a CFD analysis and examine results.  Emphasis will be placed on the following areas: model definition, flow physics, solver settings,  and post-processing.

Topics Include:

Model Definition

  • Mesh import
  • Material property setup
  • Cell zone definition
  • Initial condition
  • Boundary condition types and specification  
  • Solver settings and numerical parameters
  • Convergence criteria
  • User defined functions
  • Output parameters
  • Parallel computation setup

Flow Physics

  • Governing equations
  • Turbulent flow fundamentals
  • Turbulence modeling
  • Wall function and near wall turbulence modeling
  • Heat transfer
  • Porous media model
  • Transient flow analysis
  • Introduction to multi-phase flow, reacting flow, rotating machinery, and moving parts modeling


  • Post-processing after a FLUENT run
  • Flow visualization using contours, iso-surfaces, vector, streamlines, etc.
  • Animations
  • Quantitative analysis of CFD results
  • Physical explanation of CFD results

General Information

Seminars begin promptly at 9 a.m. and finish at approximately 5 p.m. each day. Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. The seminar fee includes: course manuals, full color workshop manuals, & instruction. Coffee & donuts in the morning & lunch are provided for each student.  Students must make their own travel arrangements. CAE Associates recommends against purchasing non-refundable airline tickets. Please see our course cancellation policy for more details.