The course mainly contains video lessons based on fundamental theory and software skills. Apart from video
lessons, the course also contains other components like software demos, assignments, and short quizzes. The
course is delivered based on a concept of ‘learning lessons accompanied with live mentoring sessions’.
Initial section of the course contain fundamental lessons, middle part is based on implementation of
various heat transfer models in ANSYS FLUENT and end part of the course will provide you overview of
how to analyze heat transfer related CFD results. Based on the content of the video lessons and accompanied
assignments you can expect to complete the course in 2 to 3 weeks.
The course mainly contains video lessons. The duration of each lesson varies from few minutes for some
lessons to 40 minutes for some lessons. For short software demos the duration is very small and for
detailed theory lessons or software knowledge lessons the duration is large. The course also contains other
content like tests and assignments. The course is delivered based on a concept of ‘online learning using
video lessons accompanied with live mentoring’.
Below are features or elements of our training process :
Video lessons : The course consists of video lessons on various topics of theory and
software knowledge. You can gain knowledge and software skills by watching these video lessons any number
Software Demos : The course also consists of software demos.
These short videos explain some tools or operations of software so that you can watch and practice on your
Video Tutorials : Video tutorials will also be provided to you
as part of the course. These video tutorials are sample CFD problems which explain or demonstrate how to
conduct CFD simulation of common industrial problems using the software ANSYS FLUENT.
Objective Test and Quiz : After some specific amount of video
lessons you will be asked to give objective test or quiz. These tests or quizzes are based on theory
knowledge and software skills. The purpose of these tests or quizzes is to refresh your learning till that
point. These will also help you later to review or understand important concepts.
Course Assignments : After
certain software learning is complete you will be provided with assignments. These assignments will be
industrial level mesh generation or CFD solution problems which you will have to do on your own using
skills acquired in the course. You will be provided with all the necessary input files for the
assignments. Once you complete these assignments you will have to submit them to us for
Mentoring : Along
with our course content we also provide mentoring for the participants in this course. The mentoring is
provided to resolve any of your doubts or question related to the course learning. There are two types
of mentoring :
- Unlimited mentoring through email : During the course you may have queries or doubts about the course
content. To resolve those queries our mentors will interact with you using email. You can ask your
queries through email and our mentors will provide you with specific answers to help resolve your
- Limited hours of live mentoring : In this our mentors will conduct a live mentoring session with you
every week for an hour. So total you get 2 to 3 hours of live mentoring as part of the course.
These live mentoring sessions will be sought of Q & A sessions to resolve any of your doubts
related to the course learning. You can directly ask your questions to our mentor.
Please note that mentoring through email and live session is meant to
resolve your queries related to learning through the course. This mentoring does not cover any queries
which are not related to the course or for any of your other CFD related queries. For such queries we
recommend to you our other learning services. Information of such learning services can be found on
Certification : At the end of the course based on your performance and our evaluation
you will be granted a certification from LearnCAx for successful completion of the course.
Course Material : At the end of the course LearnCAx will send you course material in the
form of course lesson notes for your future reference.
The course is divided into 10 lessons and additional content like assignment and project. Each lesson has a
specific objective and is designed to satisfy the needs of subsequent lesson. It is recommended that you do
not move to the next lesson until all the concepts in the lesson are well understood.
Video Lessons :
Lesson 1: Study of Fluid Flows
Have you ever observed common fluid flow phenomenon around you? Have you ever wondered about the physics
behind such fluid flows? Whether they can be described by using mathematics and who discovered such
mathematical equations of fluid flows? Fluid flow is present everywhere. The aim of this lesson is to show
you how every phenomenon around us involves fluid flow. The lesson will present a discussion on the three
fundamental methods used to study fluid flow. In the end you will also understand where simulation finds
its place as tool to study fluid flow and allied phenomenon.
Lesson 2: Introduction to CFD
Assuming that most of the participants require a revision of the topic of CFD, this lesson is designed as an
introduction to CFD. CFD is a distinct field of simulation sciences which is based on physics and
mathematical equations. Hence our first lesson is designed in order to provide you a complete understanding
of overall concept of CFD. This lesson provides the basics of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) without
going into details of the mathematics or numerical algorithms. By the end of this lesson you will have a
clear understanding of CFD and terms like Design, Modeling, Simulation and CFD. You will also realize that
CFD is very interesting and highly useful design tool.
Lesson 3: CFD Equations and Numerical Solution
We believe that every participant of our course, who uses CFD software, should also be aware of what is
happening behind the software. Behind the software there are physics equations solved using numerical
methods. This lesson is design in a way that you will get a basic understanding of the generalized CFD
equations and the numerical methods that are used to solve these equations. The objective of this lesson is
to refresh the knowledge of mathematical equations which govern fluid flow and heat transfer and also to
provide an overview of the additional equations that are solved in CFD. By the end of this lesson you will
be familiar with Navier Stokes equations and the difference between exact and numerical solution of
Lesson 4: Fundamentals of Finite Volume method
One of the most commonly used algorithms to convert the partial differential equation to algebraic equations
is the Finite Volume Method. It is also the method used for CFD calculations in FLUENT software. Hence it
is critical to understand the finite volume method. In this lesson we will see how the Navier Stokes
equations are converted into mathematical formulations using the finite volume methods. This lesson would
explain how to convert the integral form of conservation equations into linear algebraic equations, using
Finite Volume Method. By the end of this lesson you will have a clear understanding of the Finite
Lesson 5: CFD analysis - Software perspective
Objective of this lesson is to introduce you to the world of commercial CFD software. While providing an
introduction to performing CFD analysis using software, we also focus on teaching you what happens behind
the software. Basic steps of any general CFD analysis process will be taught. By the end of this lesson you
will know what to expect from a generic CFD software program and also what are general steps involved in
CFD analysis using CFD software.
Lesson 6: User Interface of ANSYS FLUENT
The objective of this course is to review your knowledge of Graphic User Interface (GUI) of the software
ANSYS FLUENT. Before starting to use any software you should be well familiar with the user interface,
various mouse options and clicks as well panel locations and buttons. This lesson will provide you with all
the knowledge required to handle FLUENT software user interface. By the end of this lesson you will be able
to carry out basic tasks while using ANSYS FLUENT and also navigation through the User Interface of ANSYS
Lesson 7: Introduction to Heat Transfer
What is heat transfer? What are different modes of heat transfer? How do you measure the effect of heat
transfer? What is energy equation? What are the laws which govern heat transfer? All such questions come to
your mind when you sit and start studying heat transfer. The aim of this lesson is to answer and review all
these fundamental questions that you may have about heat transfer.
Lesson 8: Conductive and Convective heat transfer modeling using ANSYS FLUENT
Imagine a CFD model of a very simple phenomenon of a heated plate immersed in colder fluid. How will you
create a CFD model of this phenomenon? Which modes of heat transfer will be considered? Will you model
conduction within the thickness of plate? Will you consider natural convection as well? This lesson will
teach how to conduct simulation of conductive and convective heat transfer phenomenon using ANSYS FLUENT so
that you can carry out simulation of any such industrial problem which involves conduction and convection
Lesson 9: Radiation modeling using ANSYS FLUENT
When a thermal phenomenon involves high temperatures, radiation mode of heat transfer also becomes
predominant. In such cases the CFD model used for simulation of such thermal system should also have models
or equations which include the effect of radiation heat transfer. In this lesson, there will be a review of
radiation concepts and radiation modeling techniques. By the end of this lesson you will be well equipped
with procedures used to include radiation heat transfer effects in a CFD simulation.
Lesson 10: Solar Load Model in ANSYS FLUENT
Considered situations like temperature variation inside a vehicle or inside a green house? If you decide to
carry out CFD simulation of such scenarios do you think the heat coming from sun rays will cause any effect
in the temperature distribution of such system? How will you include the effect of heat coming from sun
rays? The solar load model is a specialized model available in ANSYS FLUENT for including effect of
heat transfer from solar rays. This lesson will teach you how implement the solar load model in your CFD
Video Tutorials :
Tutorial 1: Heat Transfer around a fin section
The aim of this tutorial is to demonstrate the use of conduction and convection models for simulation of
heat transfer rate in a fin section. By watching and practicing this tutorial you will learn the
entire process of modelling heat transfer around a fin using CFD.
Tutorial 2: Solar load model and solar calculator
This tutorial is designed in order to demonstrate you the overall setup of solar load involved in radiation
problems. By watching and practicing this tutorial you will learn concepts related to Boussinesq model,
implementation of solar model and solar calculator.
Course Assignments :
Assignment 1: Heat transfer around array of heated cylinders
The objective of this assignment is to provide you software practice opportunity to carry out simulation
which involves combined effects of fluid flow, conduction, and convection heat transfer. The assignment is
based on fluid flow around array of heated cylinders. You will be required to determine the effective heat
transfer and temperature distribution around this array. Our mentors will be available to help resolve your
queries related to assignment.
Assignment 2: Solar load model
The objective of this assignment is to provide you software practice opportunity to apply the soar load
model. The assignment is based on simulation of thermal comfort inside a vehicle. You will be required to
analyze the temperature distribution inside the cabin after including effects of heat from solar rays. Our
mentors will be available to help resolve your queries related to assignment.