SimScale Professional Training: Fluid Flow / CFD

Introduction to the Theory and Practice of CFD for Professionals

In today’s rapidly changing world, CFD has become predominant in industries like power generation, aerospace, process industries, automotive, and chemical engineering to enhance product performance. For the engineers and designers who work in these industries, knowledge of CFD is very beneficial.

This 5-session course develops your skills both on the theoretical aspects and practical aspects of CFD. Participants will first study the theory of Computational Fluid Dynamics and then learn about meshing techniques, incompressible and compressible turbulent flows, passive scalar mixing, multiphase flows and advanced concepts such rotating machinery and porous media.

All topics are illustrated by hands-on examples using SimScale, our web-based engineering simulation platform. Participants can access SimScale with the Free Community Plan or with a Professional Plan. Hands-on exercises and quizzes will provide an opportunity to put what is learned into practice.

Course Format

This 5-session CFD course is hosted on-demand which allows you to work at your own pace.

In each session, you will

  • Watch about 1.5 hours of lecture videos
  • Complete an optional learning exercise on the SimScale Platform
  • Take a short quiz to cement your knowledge
  • Post questions and receive feedback from our trainers

Session 1: Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • The fundamental types of fluid flows and its governing equations
  • The Finite Volume Method and solution approaches
  • The role of CFD in product development process
  • The CFD capabilities available on the SimScale Platform and a complete workflow for a fluid flow simulation.

Session 2: CAD Preparation and Meshing in CFD

  • Important steps in CAD preparation for simulation
  • The process of mesh generation and the types of mesh elements
  • The meshing algorithms available on SimScale and how to use them

Session 3: Incompressible and Compressible Turbulent Flows

  • Classification of incompressible and compressible flows based on simulation conditions
  • Fundamentals of turbulence modeling and the Boundary Layer Theory
  • Comparison of turbulence models and practical applications
  • How to setup internal/external flow simulations with turbulence modeling on the SimScale Platform.

Session 4: Passive Scalar Mixing and Multi-Phase Flows

  • Fundamentals of modelling the mixing of quantities in fluids (e.g water treatment)
  • Modeling of multi-phase flows using the Volume of Fluid (VOF) method
  • Practical applications and underlying assumptions for mixing/non-mixing phenomenon
  • The workflow and setup of mixing and multi-phase flow simulations on the SimScale

Session 5: Advanced Concepts-Rotating Machinery and Porous Media

  • The applications of rotating machinery and porous media in fluid flows
  • The need and benefits of CFD modeling
  • Modeling approaches, CAD and meshing requirements
  • Workflow and setup of rotating machinery and porous media problems on SimScale

By the end of the course, you will have a firm understanding of how to use CFD in the product development process and be fully equipped to run successful simulations on the SimScale platform.

Your Instructor

Pawel Sosnowski
Pawel Sosnowski

Pawel has a PhD in Environmental and Industrial Fluid Mechanics from University of Trieste. He has experience in the areas of Fluid Mechanics, CFD solvers, open-source CFD solvers (OpenFOAM), and cold processing of steel. At SimScale, he provides technical support and training for our professional users.


Who Is This Course For?

This course is aimed at engineering and design professionals who want to learn how to use CFD to improve their product development process.

It's helpful for those who are not specialized analysts but need to use computational fluid dynamics as well as for those with experience with other simulation tools who would like to learn the workflow for CFD on the SimScale platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What is the time commitment?
In addition to the 1.5 hours of lecture content per session, there is also a hand-on exercise and short quiz. In total, this course takes 12-15 hours.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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