This course provides an introduction to conducting computational fluid dynamic simulations in ANSYS CFX.

The course focuses on use of the DesignModeler and/or SpaceClaim to prepare CFD models for meshing within the ANSYS Workbench meshing environment, and then pre and postprocessing with ANSYS CFX. 

The course devotes very little time to CFD theory and focuses on the use of the software through workshops to solve practical problems. Analysis types included in the course are generally turbulent with various functionality highlighted for each one - multiphase flow, conjugate heat transfer and fluid-structure interaction with ANSYS FEA, or moving boundaries, for example.

Most workshops use neutral geometry in the form of SAT or Parasolid files for starting points. DRD encourages the students to bring a SAT or Parasolid file with them to the training (preferably a model from their workplace) for a little testing and discussion of their own problems to solve. Although most exercises will use either a SAT or Parasolid file, DRD will also demonstrate the integration between ANSYS and CAD systems including associativity.

Course Agenda

Chapter 1 - Overview of Workbench, DesignModeler, and Domain Extraction
Chapter 2 - Meshing a Fluid Domain for CFD Solutions
Chapter 3 - Overview of Single Phase CFD Analysis with Introduction to Fluid-Structure Interaction
Chapter 4 - Conjugate Heat Transfer
Chapter 5 - Turbulence
Chapter 6 - Multiphase Flow
Chapter 7 - Transient Simulations and Thermal Analysis
Chapter 8 - MultiFrames of Reference, Cavitation
Chapter 9 - Free Surface Flows