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The use of simulations as part of design process is increasingly becoming a standard practice in industry and research. This is mainly because it leads to efficient design in lesser time. Due to same reason CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) is rapidly becoming an integral part of product development cycle. When CFD was newly invented it was just part of research laboratories. Now since the growth of commercial CFD software and more powerful computing resources, CFD has become a part of every design team in industry. The most critical obstacle toward learning CFD is the fundamental knowledge and high level of expertise in software usage. Currently among the most popular software in industry to perform CFD analysis is ANSYS FLUENT. 

We at LearnCAx believe that for becoming a CFD expert one must focus not only on software, but the overall ‘CFD for design’ idea. To gain expertise in CFD one must develop four basic skills or capabilities. Those are fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics, theory of CFD, CFD software skill and lastly how to use CFD results for making design decisions. This course on CFD covers all these aspects and not just software training. Although the course involves education on CFD software suite of ANSYS FLUENT and ANSYS ICEM CFD, the end objective of the course is not just to make you an expert software user but to inculcate a thinking of how to use CFD as a design tool.  For achieving this goal, more focus is given to all the advanced simulations of complex physics like heat transfer, multiphase flows and rotating machinery applications; since these are the core points which are going to develop you as industry ready CFD personal. To teach CFD skill sets the course will include variety of learning techniques like course lessons, software demos, video tutorials, quiz, practice assignments, course project and online mentoring. 


Recommended background

A science background is recommended for this course. One should be familiar with basic physics concepts like scalars, vectors, pressure, velocity, forces etc. The course will start with a review of fundamental concepts of fluid dynamics and heat transfer. So you do not need any pre-requisite for this course other than having an interest in CFD. No specific educational degree is necessary to take this course. CFD analysis is based on fundamental equations of fluid dynamics and heat transfer; hence participants from mechanical, chemical, civil and petroleum fields find themselves more comfortable than other background. They will also benefit more than participants from other background. 

"The early you start more the benefit"CFD is fast becoming a popular simulation based design tool in industry. Our course participants are from academic background as well as industry professionals. But if you are a student in an undergraduate science degree this is the best time to start learning CFD. The early you start, more are the benefits. 


Your Learning

The main objective of the course is to make you understand how CFD is used as a design tool. You will be learning fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics, theory of CFD, CFD software skill and most important how CFD results are important for making design decisions. After successful completion of this course you will be able to solve the fluid flow and heat transfer problems using ANSYS FLUENT. You will be also capable of solving physics from different domains such as rotating machinery applications and multiphase flow problems. You will able to understand the importance of simulation tool and will start to solve real world problems on your own. You will be able to understand the use of CFD results for predicting product performance, optimizing the designs and validating the product behavior. You will be certainly inspired to pursue CFD as a professional or academic field of your choice.

The main outcome of this course is to help you to solve your own queries and better understanding to fluid dynamics involved into real world scenarios.

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, quizzes, and project. 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 mesh generation skills using ANSYSICEM CFD and end part of the course is based on CFD simulation using ANSYS FLUENT which is further divided into 4 sub-parts, simulation of basic fluid flow, simulation of heat transfer involved fluids, simulation of multiphase fluids and finally simulation of turbo machinery applications. Based on the content of the video lessons and accompanied assignments, projects you can expect to complete the course in 12 weeks. 


Course Format

The course has three stages – learning, evaluating, and certification. The learning section contains animated presentation based video lessons. The duration of each lesson varies from few minutes for some lessons to 40 minutes for some lessons. The learning section also contains short software demos whose duration is usually very small and detailed video tutorials which are not like unreal, bookish type tutorials whereas they are actually real world industry level CFD Simulations. Some of them are actually optimization studies as well.

The second stage of the course is to evaluate the participant. We have designed tests and quiz at apt intervals which further develop his/her interest in the course.

Lastly, our course contains a complete process of certification, where in the participant is provided with various choices of assignments to work on. The assignments are basically CFD problems, for which the participant is expected to prepare a correct CFD approach, execute the simulation, and submit a report of the simulation. After evaluating the report, the participant is provided with the LearnCAx certification.

As you know, the course is delivered based on a concept of ‘online learning using video lessons accompanied with live mentoring’.

Below are short descriptions of each of the 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 of times anywhere.

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 own. 

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 tool ANSYS FLUENT.

Objective Test or 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 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 evaluation. 

Course project : At the end of the course you will be assigned a course project. This project will be a complete CFD problem from start to end. You will be provided with the problem statement and input files. Using your acquired skills of fundamentals and software you will undergo this CFD project and present a CFD project report by the end of your course. Our mentors will evaluate your report and provide you suggestions or additional mentoring based on your performance in the project. 

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 :

  1. Mentoring through email (Unlimited) : 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 queries. 
  2. Live mentoring (Limited hours) : In this our mentors will conduct a live mentoring session with you every week for an hour. So total you get 12 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 course page. 

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. 


Course Syllabus

The course is divided into 34 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 are new to the topic of CFD, the first 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 differential Equations.

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 Volume Method.

Lesson 5: CFD Analysis – The 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: Fundamental Concepts of Meshing

What is mesh generation? Have you heard the term pre-processing? The aim of this lesson is to introduce you to fundamental concept of meshing. You will learn what is grid or mesh generation. Then you will understand a grid cell and different cell types. Ever wondered what are the different methods of mesh generation? This lesson will also provide you with an overview of different grid generation methods. You will also get a first look of the software ICEM CFD in this lesson. By the end of this lesson you will be familiar with all the fundamental concepts of grid generation process. 

Lesson 7: Introduction to GUI of ICEM CFD

This lesson is your first introduction to meshing process. When you perform CFD using ANSYS CFD suite the meshing process is done using ICEM CFD. The objective of this lesson to provide you a clear understanding of the concept of mesh generation and why mesh is required. The lesson will also familiarize you with the user interface and the overall process of mesh generation within ICEM CFD software. By the end of this lesson you will have a clear understanding of ICEM CFD functions and its capabilities. Detailed operations will be taught in further lessons. 

Lesson 8: Geometry creation in ICEM CFD

For every CFD simulation we require a CAD model to create virtual CFD environment. We have to either generate CAD model in ICEM CFD or import it from third party software. Also many repair operations are needed to be performed on the imported CAD model as it is not ready for CFD. By the end of this lesson you will be able to create and import geometries in ICEM CFD. You will also know all skills to make geometry ready for CFD. 

Lesson 9: Hexahedral meshing in ICEM CFD 

This lesson will introduce you to the most commonly used and preferred mesh type –Structured Hexahedral meshing. The objective of this lesson is to teach you all the skills required to generate a structured hexahedral mesh using multi-block method in ICEM CFD. By the end of this lesson you will have a clear understanding of mesh or grid generation process and also you will acquire all skills to decide a blocking topology and create hexahedral mesh for different levels of geometric complexity.

Lesson 10: Shell meshing in ICEM CFD

The objective of this lesson is to train you in surface meshing which is also called as the shell mesh. Many times we need to use shell mesh type for 2D cross section or as an input for 3D volume mesh. Although this lesson covers all types of shell meshing, the prime focus will be more on surface cell sizing and triangular element meshing using patch independent method. This lesson will teach you how to generate shell mesh in ICEM CFD.

Lesson 11: Volume meshing process – Tetrahedral meshing in ICEM CFD

This lesson will focus on tetrahedral mesh generation. It will teach you the entire process of tetrahedral mesh generation using ICEM CFD. It is not always possible to generate hexahedral mesh for complex shapes of geometries in CFD. Hence you need to know how to generate tetrahedral mesh. By the end of this lesson you will be comfortable to generate mesh for complex CFD models which cannot be handled by hexahedral mesh.

Lesson 12: Volume meshing process – Prism meshing in ICEM CFD

Another important aspect of mesh generation and perhaps the most advanced, is prism mesh generation. Accurate numerical simulation of most physical phenomenon in fluids depends on capturing boundary effects by using prism mesh near surfaces. The lesson will provide you complete knowledge of how to resolve boundary layer flows using prism mesh type in ICEM CFD.

Lesson 13: User Interface of ANSYS FLUENT

The objective of this course is to make you comfortable with the 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 FLUENT.

Lesson 14: Before first simulation

The objective of this lesson is to teach you standard practices followed while using ANSYS FLUENT for any generalized CFD simulation. The lesson will teach you how to launch ANSYS FLUENT as well as procedures like importing mesh files, checking mesh files, setting up units, scaling geometry and standard grid operations. By the end of this lesson you will be familiar with preparations needed before doing any simulation in ANSYS FLUENT. You will also be aware of different physics models and their application areas.

Lesson 15: Solver Basics

ANSYS FLUENT is a CFD solver. Which means it will use a meshed geometry and CFD equation along with user inputs to produce solution of these equations by using various finite volume algorithms and models. The objective of this lesson is to teach you how to provide different inputs to the software to solve a CFD problem. By the end of this lesson you will be familiar with overall procedure for implementing any CFD project in ANSYS FLUENT.

Lesson 16: Turbulence modeling

The objective of this lesson is to teach you how to conduct CFD simulation of turbulent flows in ANSYS FLUENT. Why is this so important? In industry as well in many natural phenomena involving fluid flow, most of the times the flow is in turbulent regime. Hence it becomes critical to know how to model turbulent flows. The lesson will provide you knowledge of turbulent flow models and also teach you setup of these models. By the end of this lesson you will know how to conduct a simulation of turbulent flows in ANSYS FLUENT.

Lesson 17: Boundary and Cell Zone conditions

Boundary conditions are the most important part of CFD simulation setup. The objective of this lesson is to train you in order to decide how to provide sensible and accurate boundary conditions to a CFD problem. Boundary conditions are nothing but transfer of information from real life scenario to a virtual CFD model at the boundaries of the CFD environment. By the end of this lesson you will able to extract information from real life scenarios and transfer it to different boundary condition types in a CFD model within ANSYS FLUENT. 

Lesson 18: Solver Mathematics and Post Processing

The aim of this lesson is to teach you two aspects of CFD process:

  1. To modify the mathematical algorithms to adjust accuracy and speed of a CFD solution. This will be taught in solver mathematics section. 
  2. To judge the quality of CFD results and represent them in a realistic and informative manner. This will be covered in the Post processing section. 

By the end of this lesson you will learn how to select appropriate solver schemes for accurate CFD results. You will also learn to extract CFD results and apply them to improve design. 

Lesson 19: 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 20: Conductive and Convective Advanced 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 related complexities..

Lesson 21: 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 22: 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 simulation.

Lesson 23: Introduction to Multiphase flows

Before you start using CFD for simulating multiphase flows, you should have a clear understanding of multiphase flows and their fundamental theory. This lesson will introduce you to the fundamentals of multiphase flows. All terminologies and concepts related to multiple flows will be introduced to you. At the end of the lesson you will have a clear understanding of what multiphase flow is and how it is different from single phase flow. You will also learn how to identify and categorize multiphase flows. 

Lesson 24: Fundamentals of multiphase flow modeling

To model multiphase flow it is not just sufficient to consider Navier Stokes equations. Additional modeling equations and techniques are involved in simulation of a multiphase flow phenomenon. In this lesson you will learn how modeling equations are modified in order to simulate multiphase flows. By the end of this lesson you will become familiar with multiphase modeling equations and the popular modeling approaches of eulerian-lagrangian, eulerian-eulerian and volume of fluid.

Lesson 25: Introduction to Multiphase flow modeling in ANSYS FLUENT

When you use any commercial software for simulation of multiphase flows there are some standard processes and modeling features. The aim of this lesson is to make you familiar with multiphase modeling process and available models for the same. By the end of this lesson you will be comfortable with multiphase flow models in FLUENT and you will also know how to make their selection for simulation of real world multiphase flow systems. 

Lesson 26: Eulerian-Eulerian multiphase model in ANSYS FLUENT

You may have seen the phenomenon of water droplets falling in air. Evaporation of such falling droplets might also occur due to heat transfer. Also bubble columns are commonly used in chemical industry where liquid column is sparged by bubbles. How will you carry out CFD simulation of such phenomenon? For such simulation the Eulerian Eulerian multiphase model is used. This lesson will teach you the theory and implementation of the Eulerian-Eulerian multiphase model in ANSYS FLUENT. 

Lesson 27: Volume of Fluid (VOF) model in ANSYS FLUENT

Imagine the fuel tank of your vehicle. When you accelerate or suddenly apply brake to your vehicle do you think there will be splashing of fuel inside that fuel tank? Do you think this will affect the performance of vehicle? Is this taken into consideration while the tank is designed? Are you aware that Volume of Fluid model in CFD is used to simulate such sloshing phenomenon as it comes under multiphase flow category? In this lesson you will learn how to use the VOF multiphase flow model to simulate multiphase flow systems.

Lesson 28: Discrete Phase model (DPM) in ANSYS FLUENT

What if solid or liquid particles are also flowing along with fluid flow? How will you apply CFD for simulation of such flow systems? The answer lies in use of discrete phase model. This lesson will first explain the modeling approach and governing equations of the discrete phase model (DPM). A brief review of the Eulerian Lagrangian approach will also be included. By the end of this lesson you will be well familiar with modeling different types of dispersed phase multiphase flows using ANSYS FLUENT. 

Lesson 29: Mixture model in ANSYS FLUENT

Another simplified multiphase model available in ANSYS FLUENT is the mixture model. This is a good substitute for the Eulerian Eulerian model in some cases. It can be used to model phenomenon like sedimentation, cyclone separators, particle-laden flows with low loading, and bubbly flows where the gas volume fraction remains low. In this lesson you will learn the details and application of the mixture model. You will be able to decide when to select mixture model and how to implement a simulation using the mixture model. 

Lesson 30: Wet Steam Model in ANSYS FLUENT

Consider a system like steam turbine where at the exit of the turbine there is possibility of presence of wet steam. Problems like erosion can occur due to this. If such problem is to be analyzed using CFD there should be consideration of wet steam as it is not a purely gaseous steam flow. For this there is a model called Wet Steam model which is a modification of the Eulerian Eulerian approach. In this lesson you will learn the theory, application, and implementation of the Wet Steam model. 

Lesson 31: Introduction to CFD of Rotating Machinery flows

This aim of this lesson is to provide you an overview of turbo machinery applications and an idea of how CFD is used for simulation of turbo machinery flows. An overview of components like compressors, turbines, pumps, fans and blowers will provide to you. By the end of this lesson you will be familiar with application of turbo machinery system and scope of using CFD for design of such systems.

Lesson 32: Single-Rotating Reference Frame (SRF) Model

Many rotating machinery flow problems can be analyzed using special concept of rotating reference frame. How this concept works? What are the equations behind this concept? How to know whether a rotating machinery can be modeled using this concept? How to select such a model and implement it for a specific problem? All such questions will be answered in this lesson. By the end of this lesson you will be able to conduct a rotating machinery flow simulation using Single Reference Frame model (SRF) In ANSYS FLUENT. 

Lesson 33: Multiple Moving Reference Frame Model

An advanced form of the rotating reference frame concept gives rise to multiple moving reference frame model. If you take a case of mixing tank with impeller and baffles you can carry out simulation of such flows without worrying about including the actual rotation of blades. Through this lesson you will learn how to conduct such simulations using the MRF model in ANSYS FLUENT. By the end of this lesson you will have a clear understanding of the MRF model theory, selection criteria as well as implementation.

Lesson 34: Sliding and Moving Mesh models

If you decide to include actual movement of rotating components in your CFD simulation then you need to learn the Sliding mesh or moving mesh approach. This lesson is dedicated to sliding mesh models. You will learn advanced concepts like Dynamic mesh theory, Sliding mesh theory, mesh constraints and mesh setup, smoothing methods, dynamic layer methods and remeshing methods. By the end of this lesson you will become familiar with modeling techniques used when you want to see actual rotation of components in a CFD simulation. 

Video Tutorials :

Tutorial 1: Geometry cleanup in ICEM CFD

The objective of this tutorial is to demonstrate you various geometry repair operations in ICEM CFD. The tutorial is based on geometry cleanup of a control valve model. You can practice different geometry repair tools by watching this tutorial. 

Tutorial 2: Hexahedral meshing in ICEM CFD

Objective of this video tutorial is to demonstrate you the hexahedral mesh generation process in ICEM CFD. You can learn various techniques of hexahedral mesh generation process including blocking by watching this tutorial. 

Tutorial 3: Tetrahedral meshing in ICEM CFD

The aim of this tutorial is to teach you the tetrahedral meshing process using ICEM CFD. An example of electronic cabinet CFD model is used for demonstrating tetrahedral mesh type. By watching this tutorial you can learn the process of tetrahedral mesh generation.

Tutorial 4: Post processing CFD results in FLUENT

This tutorial will demonstrate you various result extraction options in ANSYS FLUENT. You can learn how to represent CFD results using ANSYS FLUENT by watching this tutorial.

Tutorial 5: 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 6: 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.

Tutorial 7: CFD simulation of sloshing phenomenon

The aim of this tutorial is to demonstrate you the use of VOF model for simulation of sloshing phenomenon. Through this tutorial you will become comfortable in using VOF multiphase model as well as overall process of formulating a multiphase flow CFD simulation. 

Tests :

Test 1: ICEM CFD Geometry Creation

The objective of this test is to refresh and check your learning on geometry creation and repairing tools in ANSYS ICEM CFD. This test contains a total of 16 multiple choice type questions. The maximum time duration allotted for this test is 20 minutes. This will help you in approaching a geometry for CAD clean-up or repair.

Test 2: ICEM CFD Blocking Topology

The objective of this test is to provoke your thought on blocking topologies or strategies for geometries. Three 2D geometries are shown and you need to sketch a blocking topology for those geometries and upload the file. You don’t have to consider ICEM CFD options for this test. This will help you in approaching geometry for multi-block structured hexahedral mesh generation. We suggest you to take this test only after you complete the lesson-7 i.e., ‘Hexahedral meshing in ICEM CFD’ of this course

Test 3: ICEM CFD Hexa Meshing

The objective of is this test to refresh and check your learning on ‘multi-block structured hexahedral mesh’ generation method and tools in ANSYS ICEM CFD. This test contains a total of 10 multiple choice type questions. This can be an open-software test. You can open ANSYS ICEM CFD and make use of it to answer the test. But the maximum time duration allotted for this test is 20 minutes. We suggest you to take this test only after you complete the lesson-7 i.e., ‘Hexahedral meshing in ICEM CFD’ of this course.

Assignment :

Assignment 1: Meshing generation 2D profile geometry

The objective of this assignment is to provide you software practice opportunity to generate mesh for 2D geometry. Our mentors will be available to help resolve your queries related to assignment. By the end of this assignment you will become comfortable in using ICEM CFD for generating 2D mesh.

Assignment 2: Meshing generation for Heat exchanger geometry

The objective of this assignment is to provide you software practice opportunity to generate volume mesh for a CFD model. The assignment is based on sample tube in tube geometry. Our mentors will be available to help resolve your queries related to assignment. By the end of this assignment you will become comfortable in using ICEM CFD for generating volume mesh. 

Assignment 3: Mesh generation for Catalytic convertor geometry

The objective of this assignment is to provide you software practice opportunity and gain confidence and expertise in the entire mesh generation process in ICEM CFD. The complexity level of this assignment is high as you will need to think from CFD physics point of view as well while generating mesh. The assignment is based on Catalytic convertor geometry. Our mentors will be available to help resolve your queries related to assignment. 

Assignment 4: 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 5: 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.

Assignment 6: Modeling multiphase flow through channel

The aim of this course assignment is to provide you practice in applying multiphase modeling techniques to carry out simulation of a flow phenomenon. This assignment deals with modeling flow through channel connecting two chambers. After completing this assignment you will be comfortable in selecting and implementation of one of the multiphase model that you learned in the course. 

Assignment 7: Modeling flow of granular solid particles along a fluid stream

This course assignment deals with modeling flow of granular solid particles along a fluid stream. After completing this assignment you will be comfortable in selection and implementation of one of the multiphase model that you learned in the course.

Assignment 8: Modeling particle-laden flow in a duct system

The course assignment deals with modeling particle-laden flow in a duct system. After completing this assignment you will be comfortable in selecting and implementation of one of the multiphase model that you learned in the course.

Assignment 9: Flow in a Stirred tank without baffles

The objective of this assignment is to provide you software practice opportunity to use one of the turbomachinery models to carry out simulation of flow inside a rotating tank. Our mentors will be available to help resolve your queries related to assignment. By the end of this assignment you will become comfortable in implementation of one of the turbomachinery flow models in ANSYS FLUENT. Our mentors will be available to help resolve your queries related to assignment. 

Assignment 10: Flow in a centrifugal blower

The aim of this course assignment is to provide you practice in applying rotating flow modeling techniques to carry out simulation of flow around a centrifugal blower. After completing this assignment you will be comfortable in selecting and implementation of one of the multiphase model that you learned in the course. Our mentors will be available to help resolve your queries related to assignment. 

Course Project :

CFD modeling of turbulent flow through nozzle geometry

This is the course project used for final evaluation. In this project you will perform a complete CFD analysis from start to end. The project will involve a mesh generation task and a simulation task. The CFD problem is based on modeling turbulent flow through nozzle geometry. You will practice various CFD analysis operations like mesh type selection, mesh generation, mesh refinement, solution setup and result extraction in this project. Your evaluation will be based on final report you submit on the CFD results of this project. 

1. What is ANSYS FLUENT?

ANSYS FLUENT is simulation software. It is a solver. It contains the broad physical modeling capabilities needed to model flow, turbulence, heat transfer, and reactions for industrial applications ranging from air flow over an aircraft wing to combustion in a furnace, from bubble columns to oil platforms, from blood flow to semiconductor manufacturing, and from clean room design to wastewater treatment plants.

2. How popular is this software in CFD world?

Thousands of companies throughout the world benefit from the use of ANSYS FLUENT software as an integral part of the design and optimization phases of their product development.  It is a recognized solver into CFD world.

3. Does your course provide access to software for practice?

No. This course doesn’t have the access for software usage for practice. As the participant is taking up this course, it is obvious that he/she needs to develop the skills to use this software on academic/industrial projects; hence, we assume that the participant has access to ANSYS ICEM CFD &ANSYS FLUENT at his institute/organization. 

4. I am weak in fundamentals of fluid dynamics or forgotten them. Can I take this course?

Our course content will help you review your fundamental knowledge about fluid dynamics. Also our course mentors will guide you on methods to strengthen your knowledge of fluid dynamics. So this is not a problem while you take the course. 

5. What kind of career prospect I can look by undergoing this course? Will it be helpful for entry into CFD industries?

After undergoing this course you will be able to solve your own queries and better understanding to fluid dynamics involved into real world scenarios. You will understand how CFD is used as a design tool. You will be capable of handling complex physics involving fluid flow heat transfer. With this skill set you can certainly enter into CFD related industry or any allied research.

6. When I can start the course and how much time needed to complete the course?

The course is available all the time. To start this course you need to buy the course. After this our executive will contact you and guide you through further process in order to activate your course. The course usually gets activated within 1 to 2 working days once all processing is completed. Considering difficulty level, understanding capacity and necessary extra reading, on average, we expect this course to be finished in 12 weeks.

7. You say the course is delivered using pre-recorded videos? Does it mean I can watch it just once?

The video lessons are available to view unlimited number of times. There is no time restriction on them as well; hence you can watch them as per your convenience.

8. Do you provide certification?

Yes. After successful completion of the course and submission of the assignment, we provide certification to our participants.

9. Do I need to know programming language to pursue this course?

No, programming language knowledge is not mandatory. This is a software application based course.

10. I have few queries related to work I am doing. Can I contact you? 

As the course is designed for beginners, so you might have specific questions. Feel free to ask those questions using the link “Ask a Question” given on course page.