Getting Started with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

This course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and its application in engineering and scientific simulations. The focus of the course is on using ANSYS Fluent, one of the most widely used CFD software packages, to solve complex fluid flow problems. Participants will gain hands-on experience with ANSYS Fluent through practical exercises and case studies.

Course Highlights

Fluid dynamics plays a crucial role in a wide range of fields, from aerospace engineering and automotive design to weather prediction and environmental studies. Traditionally, the study of fluid dynamics relied heavily on experimental methods and theoretical models. While these approaches are valuable, they can be time-consuming, expensive, and limited in their scope.

This is where Computational Fluid Dynamics comes in. CFD combines the power of advanced mathematical models, numerical methods, and high-performance computing to simulate and analyze fluid flows. By harnessing the computational capabilities of modern computers, we can obtain detailed insights into complex fluid behavior, optimize designs, predict performance, and explore scenarios that would be challenging or impossible to study experimentally.

In this course, we will guide you through the fundamental principles of CFD, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to get started with your own simulations. Whether you are an engineering student, a practicing engineer, or simply curious about fluid dynamics, this course will provide a solid foundation for understanding and applying CFD techniques.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics and its applications.
  • Learn the basic principles of fluid flow and heat transfer.
  • Familiarize with the ANSYS Fluent user interface and its various tools and capabilities.
  • Develop the skills to set up, solve, and post-process CFD simulations using ANSYS Fluent.
  • Gain practical experience through hands-on exercises and case studies.
  • Learn best practices for CFD simulation setup and interpretation of results.

Course prerequisite

  • Basic Engineering Knowledge: Participants should have a solid understanding of fundamental engineering principles, including fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. Knowledge of concepts such as conservation laws, fluid properties, and fluid flow behavior will be beneficial.
  • Fluid Mechanics: Prior knowledge of fluid mechanics concepts, including flow regimes, boundary layers, fluid forces, and Bernoulli’s equation, will provide a solid foundation for understanding CFD simulations.
  • CAD and Geometry Handling: Some knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) software and basic geometry handling will be useful. Participants should be comfortable working with 3D geometries, importing or creating geometries, and preparing them for CFD simulations.
  • Mathematics and Numerical Methods: A strong foundation in mathematics is essential for CFD. Participants should be familiar with calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and numerical methods commonly used in engineering analysis.

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About Instructor

Shirsh Technosolutions .

Shirsh's team is a collective of amazing people with domain expertise striving to help you build delightful products. We mold your product concept into practical reality through our comprehensive computer-aided engineering solutions which will lead to securing initial product quality, a decrease in product development time, and reduced costs. With the increase in the number of simulations, the need for producing physical prototypes will significantly decrease.

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Course Includes

  • 8 Modules
  • 33 Topics
  • 1 Assessment