Introduction to ICEPAK


B.S. in engineering or engineering experience. Knowledge of thermal-fluids theory is recommended. Basic functional familiarity with computers. This course is intended for users with little or no ANSYS ICEPAK experience or those that wish to refresh their ANSYS ICEPAK skills.


The Introduction to ANSYS ICEPAK course is a three-day class that teaches CFD analysis specifically geared towards electronics cooling applications.  The course covers model building, meshing, problem setup, solution, results visualization and quantitative postprocessing.  This course trains the user in the use of the ANSYS ICEPAK graphical user interface and the ANSYS Workbench framework.  Specific topics include:

  • ANSYS DesignModeler for Electronics applications
  • Geometric modeling and Icepak object types
  • MCAD and ECAD data import
  • Modeling strategies for electronic devices
  • ICEPAK meshing
  • Transient/steady state calculations
  • Boundary condition definitions and specification
  • Physical modeling procedure and selection of numerical parameters
  • Solver setting selection and parallel computation setup
  • Post-processing ANSYS ICEPAK results using both the ANSYS ICEPAK post-processor and ANSYS CFD-Post
  • Flow field and thermal response visualization using contours, iso-surfaces, vectors, streamlines, etc.
  • Animations
  • Quantitative analysis of ANSYS ICEPAK results
  • Physical explanation of ANSYS ICEPAK 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.