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. 45-60 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.


To sign up for the course, request a free student license for Omnis by clicking on the button below. In the request form confirm your wish to participate in the course.

Supervisor/Head of department name: * “This person should be an official contact person of your university, who can confirm your student status.”

You will receive your software license and further details on how to attend the course via email.
Important! Please check your inbox as well as your spam folder.

Registration ends October 19. The registration is closed.
The CFD online course takes place every year. You can sign up for the reminder email 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.

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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 26th, 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

26th October 2021 | CFD Introduction
2nd November 2021 | Initial- and Boundary Conditions
9th November 2021 | Simulation Time Reduction
16th November 2021 | Grid Convergence
23rd November 2021 | Modelling External Aerodynamics
30th November 2021 | Topic A: Grid Types, Topic B: Turbomachinery Modelling
7th December 2021 | Turbulence Modelling
14th December 2021 | CFD Case Study

Note – supported OS for the online connection:

  • x86_64 processors (64 bits only)
  • Windows 8.1 or 10
  • Linux (K)Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 or CentOS 7, 8.
  • Virtual machines are not supported.
  • A recent graphics card and driver: see the system requirements provided with the license.

If you have the choice between a notebook and a local workstation, we recommend to use the workstation for the registration of the license. The software is operating in both environments, but the simulation is shorter on the workstation.


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


Starting October 26th, every Tuesday.
4 pm in German, 10 am and 5:30 pm in English


From your own computer


Don’t hesitate to contact us!
General & administration questions:
Content related questions:
Write in our forum

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Don't miss 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.