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We have a large number of tutorials that we have developed over several years and we make them available to you. In many of them, you can download files, geometries, and meshes. Soon we will be uploading more tutorials for experts and beginners of ANSYS CFD. We hope you can share this website with your friends and colleagues.

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Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a tool with amazing flexibility, accuracy and breadth of application. But serious CFD, the kind that provides insights to help you optimize your designs, can be out of reach unless you choose your software carefully. To get serious CFD results, you need serious software. Ansys CFD goes beyond qualitative results to deliver accurate quantitative predictions of fluid interactions and trade-offs. These insights reveal unexpected opportunities for your product — opportunities that even experienced engineering analysts can miss.

Ansys Fluent Tutorials

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Fluent software contains the broad, physical modeling capabilities needed to model flow, turbulence, heat transfer and reactions for industrial applications. These range 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. Fluent spans an expansive range, including special models, with capabilities to model in-cylinder combustion, aero-acoustics, turbomachinery and multiphase systems.

Ansys Fluent – Porous Medium

A porous medium is a solid with voids distributed more or less uniformly throughout the bulk of the body.

The basic characteristic of this medium is porosity. The bulk porosity Π of a material is defined as the ratio of void volume Vv to body volume V0, Π = Vv/V0. Since the remaining portion Vs of the total volume of the material is in the form of a solid “skeleton”, then

Ansys Fluent | Flow Through Porous Media

In this tutorial, you will learn how to simulate a porous media using Ansys Fluent. In the first part, you can create the geometry and the mesh and the second part Ansys Fluent setup.

Ansys Fluent – Drag Coefficient (Reference Values) Cube 3D

Source: NASA The drag coefficient is a number that aerodynamicists use to model all of the complex dependencies of shape, inclination, and flow conditions on aircraft drag. This equation is simply a rearrangement of the drag equation where we solve for the drag...

Ansys Fluent – Static Mixer

A static mixer is a precision engineered device for the continuous mixing of fluid materials, without moving components. Normally the fluids to be mixed are liquid, but static mixers can also be used to mix gas streams, disperse gas into liquid or blend immiscible...

Ansys CFX Tutorials

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Ansys CFX is a high-performance computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software tool that delivers reliable and accurate solutions quickly and robustly across a wide range of CFD and multiphysics applications. CFX is recognized for its outstanding accuracy, robustness and speed when simulating turbomachinery, such as pumps, fans, compressors and gas and hydraulic turbines.

Ansys CFX – Vortex Generator 3D

In fluid dynamics, a vortex is a region in a fluid in which the flow revolves around an axis line, which may be straight or curved. Vortices form in stirred fluids, and may be observed in smoke rings, whirlpools in the wake of a boat, and the winds surrounding a tropical cyclone, tornado or dust devil.

BladeGen + Turbogrid + Ansys CFX – Centrifugal Pump

A centrifugal pump is a mechanical device designed to move a fluid by means of the transfer of rotational energy from one or more driven rotors, called impellers.

Ansys CFX – NACA Airfoil 4412

During the late 1920s and into the 1930s, the NACA developed a series of thoroughly tested airfoils and devised a numerical designation for each airfoil — a four digit number that represented the airfoil section’s critical geometric properties.

Ansys CFX – Free Surface 2D

Free surface is the surface of a fluid that is subject to zero parallel shear stress, such as the interface between two homogeneous fluids, for example, liquid water and the air in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Ansys CFX – NACA 4412 (Structured Mesh)

Ansys CFX – NACA 4412 (Structured Mesh)

Source: NASA The NACA four-digit wing sections define the profile by:[1] First digit describing maximum camber as percentage of the chord. Second digit describing the distance of maximum camber from the airfoil leading edge in tenths of the chord. Last two digits...



Source: CFD Direct OpenFOAM is the free, open source CFD software developed primarily by OpenCFD Ltd since 2004. It has a large user base across most areas of engineering and science, from both commercial and academic organisations. OpenFOAM has an extensive range of...

Ansys Meshing Tutorials

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Meshing is an integral part of the engineering simulation process where complex geometries are divided into simple elements that can be used as discrete local approximations of the larger domain. The mesh influences the accuracy, convergence and speed of the simulation. Furthermore, since meshing typically consumes a significant portion of the time it takes to get simulation results, the better and more automated the meshing tools, the faster and more accurate the solution.

Ansys provides general purpose, high-performance, automated, intelligent meshing software which produces the most appropriate mesh for accurate, efficient multiphysics solutions — from easy, automatic meshing to highly crafted mesh. Methods available cover the meshing spectrum of high-order to linear elements and fast tetrahedral and polyhedral to high-quality hexahedral and Mosaic. Smart defaults are built into the software to make meshing a painless and intuitive task delivering the required resolution to capture solution gradients properly for dependable results.

Ansys Meshing – Mapped & Match Control

The Match Control matches the mesh on two or more faces or edges in a model. The Meshing application provides two types of match controls—cyclic and arbitrary.

Ansys Meshing – Multizone + Inflation

The MultiZone mesh method provides automatic decomposition of geometry into mapped (sweepable) regions and free regions. When the MultiZone mesh method is selected, all regions are meshed with a pure hexahedral mesh if possible.

Ansys Meshing | Inflation

You can set the Use Automatic Inflation control so that inflation boundaries are selected automatically depending on whether or not they are members of Named Selections groups.

Ansys Meshing – Method

By default, the application uses the Automatic Method control, which attempts to use sweeping for solid models and quadrilateral element generation for surface body models.

Ansys Meshing | Inflation

Ansys Meshing | Inflation

Source: Ansys You can set the Use Automatic Inflation control so that inflation boundaries are selected automatically depending on whether or not they are members of Named Selections groups. The following options are available: None Program Controlled All Faces in...

Ansys Meshing – Keyframe Animation

Ansys Meshing – Keyframe Animation

Source: Ansys You can make animations based on keyframes. Keyframes define the start and endpoints of each section of animation. Keyframes are linked together by drawing a number of intermediate frames, the number of which is set by the # of Frames field in the...

Ansys Meshing – Match Control

Ansys Meshing – Match Control

Source: Ansys The Match Control matches the mesh on two or more faces or edges in a model. The Meshing application provides two types of match controls—cyclic and arbitrary. The Match Control is supported for the following mesh methods: Volume Meshing: Sweep Patch...

Ansys DesignModeler Tutorials

Ansys DesignModeler – Freeze & Unfreeze

The Freeze feature is an advanced modeling tool available from the Tools Menu. Freeze has two applications: it allows for an alternative method for assembly modeling with multiple body parts.

Ansys DesignModeler – Import from BladeGen to DesignModeler

Ansys BladeModeler software is a specialized, easy-to-use tool for the rapid 3D design of rotating machinery components. Ansys BladeModeler is used to design axial, mixed-flow and radial blade components in applications such as pumps, compressors, fans, blowers, turbines, expanders, turbochargers, inducers and more.

Ansys DesignModeler – Tetrakaidecahedron

A tetradecahedron is a polyhedron with 14 faces. There are numerous topologically distinct forms of a tetradecahedron, with many constructible entirely with regular polygon faces.

Ansys DesignModeler – Manipulating Autodesk Inventor Geometry

The ANSYS DesignModeler application is designed to be used as a geometry editor of existing CAD models.

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