The course mainly contains video lessons based on fundamental theory and software skills. Apart from video
lessons you can also request for on demand demos from which you will get better understanding of software
application. 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
techniques used to model multiphase flows and last part will teach you all software skills to model such
flows using ANSYS FLUENT. Based on the content of the video lessons and mentoring time 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
simpler lessons to 40 minutes for some complex lessons. For short software demos the duration is very small
and for detailed software related 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
Video tutorial : Video tutorial will also be provided to you as part of the course.
They are sample CFD problems which explain or demonstrate how to conduct CFD simulation of common
industrial problems using the software ANSYS FLUENT.
Software Demos: The course also consists of on demand as well as recorded software demos.
These short videos explain some tools or operations of software so that you can watch and practice on your
Course Assignments : After certain software learning is complete you will be provided
with assignments. These assignments will be industrial level mesh generation or CFD simulation 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.
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 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.
The course is divided into 14 lessons and additional content like assignment. 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 a 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 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 this 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 designed in such 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 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 from 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 provide a review of 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
Lesson 7: 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 multiphase 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
Lesson 8: 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 9: 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
Lesson 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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
Lesson 14: 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.
Video Tutorials :
Tutorial 1: 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.
Course Assignments :
Assignment 1: 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 2: Modeling flow of granular solid particles along a fluid stream
This second 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 3: Modeling particle-laden flow in a duct system
The third 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.