CFD Online Course

The Basics of CFD in 8 Weeks

Learn the basics of CFD in eight classes across eight weeks and gain hands-on experience using commercial, flow-simulation software!

Lasting approx. 45 minutes per class, take part in each course unit from your own computer and also familiarize yourself with using the CFD software in between course sessions. In order to participate in the CFD online course, you will receive a free student license for OMNIS™, which you can use for your academic projects at will.

Benefits of attending these sessions

  • Gain insight into applied fluid dynamics
  • Establish a solid foundation in CFD for internships and/or thesis research
  • Learn from professional CFD engineers
  • Receive a certificate of participation at the completion of the course

Minimum qualifications to attend

  • Understanding the basics of fluid mechanics.
  • Prior knowledge of CFD is NOT a prerequisite!

Sign up! We cover the cost.



In 8 weeks from theory to practice – 8 live webinars:
Each web meeting starts with a short presentation (approx. 25 min.) which provides the theoretical basis for an upcoming exercise. Then follows a live demo where you learn firsthand how to use OMNIS™ to put this theory into practice (approx.20 min.).

The content of each online class builds on what was learned in the previous ones. The most important CFD basics will be explained, supplemented with theory from fluid mechanics. As the highlight of this course, in the last class we will demonstrate the CFD workflow of a practical, new CFD project, applying all the content learned so far.

The course content will be recorded and attendees will be provided with the recording. This will give participants more time to work through the topics. Both theory and practice are presented by one of our CFD engineers.

In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in our weekly challenge, where they can autonomously practice their knowledge. Questions will be answered via our forum.


Date and Time

Starting October 20th, every Tuesday. There are 3 sessions to choose from:

  • 10:00 am | English spoken
  • 4:00 pm | German spoken
  • 5:30 am | English spoken


Date and Topic

Tuesday, 20th October 2020 | CFD Introduction
Tuesday, 27th November 2020 | Initial- and Boundary Conditions
Tuesday, 3rd November 2020 | Simulation Time Reduction
Tuesday, 10th November 2020 | Grid Convergence
Tuesday, 17th November 2020 | Modelling External Aerodynamics
Tuesday, 24th November 2020 | Topic A: Grid Types, Topic B: Turbomachinery Modelling
Monday, 30th November 2020 | Turbulence Modelling
Tuesday, 8th December 2020 | CFD Case Study

We are excited about the great interest of so many students who participated and wish all participants all the best in applying their newly acquired knowledge in future CFD projects!


The registration deadline for this course has already passed!

We are looking forward to seeing you next time. Below you find the registration for the email reminder.


Dr.-Ing. Thomas Hildebrandt, Colinda Goormans-Francke, Manuel Cellarius und Botond Pal


Starting October 20th, every Tuesday.
4 pm in German, 10 am and 5:30 pm in English


From your own computer


Don’t hesitate to contact us!
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Content related questions:
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Reminder for the next CFD Online Course

You missed the course start?

The CFD online course takes place every year. You can sign up below and you won’t miss the start. We will inform you via email as soon as the next course date is defined and you can register for the course.