Learning Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) With Validations

A free CFD course that includes a "Crash Course in CFD" and "ANSYS Fluent 2D NACA 0012 Tutorial and Validation" for 2021
Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (145 ratings)
2,332 students
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The Theory and Basics to Computational Fluid Dynamics
2D NACA 0012 CFD Simulation with Validation with NASA Data
ANSYS Fluent
ANSYS Design Modeler
ANSYS Mesher
ANSYS Post-Processor
Mechanical Design
Mechanical Analysis
Mesh Study


  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Differential Equations


In this course, I show the basic techniques and knowledge required for CFD, followed by the execution of the best online CFD case of NACA 0012 airfoil.  This is a elementary simulation that has been done countless times, and it is likely the best you can do with a validation study.  I draw knowledge and experiences from my years of working with a top US research universities, public aerospace companies, and public US entities.  The video begins with understanding the scope and purpose of the video while touching on the basic fluid dynamic principles that are needed for this type of work.  Then, we start to look to use ANSYS and its built in tools like Design Modeler, Mesher, and Fluent.  The basic characteristics of the NACA 0012 airfoil found in this video is found online and it has been well documented for years.  Going through a mesh technique that I personally have refined and has found to work the best, I execute the simulation and find that my results match NASA's experimental data very well.  In reality, getting such as low error is basically unrealistic and there always are experimental errors and numerical errors.  This is one of the few cases that CFD does very well in, but that can be discussed more in the future video.

Who this course is for:

  • Engineering students interested in fluid dynamics
  • Students interested in computational modeling
  • Students interested in numerical modeling
  • Students interested in real world engineering


Fluid Dynamic Researcher
Anthony Tang
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 145 Reviews
  • 2,332 Students
  • 1 Course

I am a researcher at a top US research university with years of experience in fluid mechanics.  My work has included extensive research and development, mechanical design, and analysis of various systems in research, academia, and industry.  I have worked for private aerospace companies as well as public aerospace entities in the US.  I've taught and lectured university level courses, and I have years worth of public speaking skill to help articulate my ideas.  As a constant learner myself, my goal is to simply help share knowledge with others as I continue to grow.