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CFD.NINJA is a group founded in 2014, since then we have been dedicated to the research and dissemination of topics related to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for which we use various CFD simulation software such as ANSYS FLUENT, ANSYS CFX, ANSYS MESHING, ANSYS ICEM CFD, OpenFoam, DesignModeler, SpaceClaim, Rocky DEM, Autodesk Inventor, Ensight, etc.
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More than 150 Free Tutorials using Ansys Fluent, Ansys CFX, Ansys Meshing, DesignModeler, SpaceClaim, Autodesk Inventor, ICEM CFD.

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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 – Multiphase Flow (Free surface)

Chances are that your fluids simulation includes multiphase flows like boiling, cavitation, dispersed multiphase flows, immiscible flows and flows with particulates. Ansys CFD provides the widest range of sophisticated turbulence and physical models to accurately simulate the toughest challenges so you can confidently predict your product’s performance.

Ansys Fluent – Elbow 2D (Steady & Transient Simulation)

Pipe Fittings are Piping component that helps in Changes the direction of the flow such as elbows, tees. Changes the size of the pipe such as reducers, reducing tees.

Ansys Fluent | Y-Shaped Pipe Simulation

Pipe wyes are used to to allow one pipe to join another pipe at some degree or angle. As the name suggests, the pipe wyes are Y-shaped pipe fitting devices.

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 – Heat Transfer through a Pipe

Thermodynamics is a branch of physics that deals with the energy and work of a system. Thermodynamics deals only with the large scale response of a system that we can observe and measure in experiments. In aerodynamics, we are most interested in the thermodynamics of propulsion systems and high speed flows.


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.

Ansys CFX – NACA 0012 with Angle of Attack (AOA)

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 – Import Pressure to Ansys Mechanical (FSI)

Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) is the multiphysics study of how fluids and structures interact. The fluid flow may exert pressure and/or thermal loads on the structure. These loads may cause structural deformation significant enough to change the fluid flow itself.

Ansys CFX – Compressible Flow

Ansys CFX – Compressible Flow

Source: Ansys Compressibility effects are encountered in gas flows at high velocity and/or in which there are large pressure variations. When the flow velocity approaches or exceeds the speed of sound of the gas or when the pressure change in the system ( ) is large,...

Ansys CFX – Heat Transfer through a Pipe

Ansys CFX – Heat Transfer through a Pipe

Source: NASA Thermodynamics is a branch of physics that deals with the energy and work of a system. Thermodynamics deals only with the large scale response of a system that we can observe and measure in experiments. In aerodynamics, we are most interested in the...

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 – Sizing

For solid models, meshing technologies from ANSYS provide robust, well-shaped quadratic tetrahedral meshing on even the most complicated geometries.

Ansys Meshing – Hexahedral Mesh

The MultiZone mesh method provides automatic decomposition of geometry into mapped (structured/sweepable) regions and free (unstructured) regions. It automatically generates a pure hexahedral mesh where possible and then fills the more difficult to capture regions with unstructured mesh.

Ansys Meshing – Inflation

ou 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 – Match Control

In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Match Control tool in Ansys Meshing. Match Control allows duplicating the mesh in a body. We have two option Match Control Cyclic and Arbitrary.

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 Meshing – Body of Influence

Ansys Meshing – Body of Influence

Source: Ansys The Body of Influence option is available in the Type field if you selected a body and Use Adaptive Sizing is set to No. Using this option, you can set one body as a source of another body (that is, a Body of Influence). The Body of Influence will...

Ansys Meshing – Sphere of Influence

Ansys Meshing – Sphere of Influence

Source: Ansys The Sphere of Influence option is available in the Type field after you select an entity such as a body, face, edge, or vertex. If the Sphere of Influence is scoped to a body or vertex, the Sphere of Influence affects the entire body regardless of sizing...

Ansys DesignModeler Tutorials

Ansys DesignModeler – Splice Material

Slices bodies into multiple pieces. Active bodies in the Slice operation will be automatically frozen. This option is available when at least one body is present in the model.

Ansys DesignModeler – Import from Autodesk Inventor to ANSYS Design Modeler directly

Use the Open command to open files created in any supported format. Use the Save As command to export parts, assemblies, drawing sheets, and 3D markups to formats read by other applications. Your license type determines which of these actions are supported.

Ansys DesignModeler – Manipulating Autodesk Inventor Geometry

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

Ansys DesignModeler – Import from SOLIDWORKS to DesignModeler

Some import types (ACIS and AutoCAD) allow you to specify the units of the imported model. Before clicking Generate, you may be able to change the model units from the Details View, depending on the type of import. Note that some model types store their units, so no Model Units property will appear when importing them.

Ansys DesignModeler – Thin/Surface

Ansys DesignModeler – Thin/Surface

Source: Ansys he Thin/Surface feature has two distinct applications: Create thin solids Simplified shelling The three selection tools are: Faces to Remove: selected faces will be removed from their bodies. Faces to Keep: selected faces will be kept, while unselected...

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