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SimScale Professional Training: Fluid Flow / CFD 2.0

Introduction to the Theory and Practice of CFD for Professionals

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is now a widely used tool during the product development process. In contrast to physical prototypes, engineers, and designers can virtually simulate their own designs and validate different design concepts early in the development process. The successful use of CFD as a design tool requires an understanding of fluid mechanics basics and commonly used modeling techniques, as well as an appreciation of inherent errors and their effect on the quality of results. When used properly, CFD becomes a tremendous productivity tool, helping engineers and designers reduce product development costs and time to market.

This 5-session course provides engineers and designers with the skills necessary for proper use of CFD in the design process. Participants will first study the theory of CFD and then learn about meshing techniques, different analysis types, advanced concepts such as turbulence, compressible flow, multiphase flow, external flow cases and potential sources of error.

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 Structure

In each session, you will

  • Watch about 1-1.5 hours of lecture videos
  • Complete an optional learning exercise on the SimScale Platform
  • Take a short quiz to cement your knowledge

Post questions in the forum and receive feedback from the course instructor!

Course Introduction

  • Agenda & Introduction to SimScale
  • SimScale Platform Tour
  • The Forum
  • Finding Resources
  • The Workbench 2.0
  • Certification Process

Session 1: Fundamentals of Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • The Fundamentals of CFD
  • Exercise #1: Laminar Pipe Flow
  • Quiz #1

Session 2: CAD Preparation & Meshing

  • CAD Preparation
  • Meshing
  • Exercise #2: Valve Geometry Hex-Parametric Meshing
  • Quiz #2

Session 3: Incompressible & Compressible Flow

  • Incompressible & Compressible Flow
  • Exercise #3: Compressible Flow through a Valve
  • Quiz #3

Session 4: Passive Scalar Mixing & Multiphase Flow

  • Exercise #4: Filling of a fuel tank
  • Quiz #4

Session 5: Advanced Concepts in CFD

  • Advanced Concepts
  • Exercise #5: Fan External Flow Case
  • Quiz #5

Final Exam

  • CFD Professional Training Exam
  • Exam Answer Form

All future updates in the course are of course for free!

Lecture Slides can be downloaded at the end of the sessions for revision.

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


“The training helped me a lot to get more familiar with engineering simulation. I highly recommend it!”

- János Horváth, Mechanical Engineer, Hauni Hungaria Gépgyártó Kft

Your Instructor


Jousef Murad
Jousef Murad

Jousef attends the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Dimensioning and Validation of Mechanical Constructions. He currently pursues his Master's Degree in Computational Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics with focus on Turbulence Modeling. At SimScale, he worked as a FEA Application Engineer and is currently the Community & Academic Program Manager actively working with users and student teams all over the world.


Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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 is the time commitment?
In addition to the 1.5 hours of lecture content per session, there is also a hands-on exercise and short quiz. In total, this course takes 12-15 hours.
When do I receive my certificate?
Certificates will be issued once per quarter and only if the course was successfully finished (100%).

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