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Professional Training for SimScale

Online training to get started with FEA, CFD, and Thermal simulation including optional certification



The “Introduction to SimScale for Professionals” is a comprehensive course aimed to give engineers and designers the training they need to start using engineering simulation productively.

The course is held online using an on-demand learning infrastructure that allows you to work at your own pace. There are 3 different tracks included in the course: (1)Structural Mechanics / FEA, (2)Fluid Flow / CFD, and (3)Thermal Analysis each containing 5 sessions.

In each session, you will

  • Watch about 2 hours of lecture videos
  • Complete an optional learning exercise on the SimScale Platform
  • Take a short quiz to cement your knowledge
  • Post questions and receive feedback from our trainers

5 trainers, 3 tracks, 1 registration — everything completely online — this is the fastest and most effective way to start using engineering simulation.


Introduction to SimScale for Professionals
On-demand learning / flexible
3 separate tracks, 5 x 1.5 hour sessions/track
90 minute online exam (Optional)
Online / Web-based
Basic Physics & CAD Modeling
PC/Mac with Internet connection


Track 1: Structural Mechanics / FEA

Introduction to the Theory and Practice of FEA

The Structural Mechanics / FEA track will give you a detailed overview of SimScale’s capabilities with a main focus on creating accurate structural simulations and interpreting the results. After the training, you will be able to use FEA as a tool in your daily design and engineering work.

The content includes:

  • Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis
  • Static Structural Analysis
  • Dynamic Structural Analysis
  • Advanced analyses such as vibration and contact mechanics

Track 2: Fluid Flow / CFD

Introduction to the Theory and Practice of CFD

The Fluid Flow / FEA track takes you step-by-step from theory to practical application, teaching you the workflow and best practices for different flow simulation types. After this training, you’ll be able to leverage SimScale for solving fluid flow problems and design better products.

The content includes:

  • Fundamentals of CFD
  • Incompressible and compressible flows
  • Turbulence
  • Advanced analyses (multiphase, rotating machinery and porous media models)

Track 3: Thermal Analysis

Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Thermal Analysis

With the Thermal Analysis track, you will get a detailed overview on how to predict and optimize heat transfer taking place within solids, liquids, and their interfaces. Upon completion of the course, you will be able to set up your own thermal simulations using SimScale to design better products and faster.

The content includes:

  • Fundamentals of Thermal Analysis
  • Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
  • Advanced analyses such as Conjugate Heat Transfer and Thermal Stress simulations

Organization and Details


How do I take the training course?

All sessions of the course are delivered via an on-demand training infrastructure. During the two weeks of the training, you have 24-7 access to the course content and can complete the training at the times that are most convenient to you.

How do I ask questions?

During the two weeks in which the training takes place, all of our trainers are available for questions. Questions can either be asked directly within the course forum or over the phone.

Will there be hands-on exercises?

Each session has a learning exercise that will allow you to put what you have learned into practice. You can submit the completed exercises and our trainers will check them for you.


How does the certification work?

Each track ends with an optional certification exam. You will have 24 hours to complete and submit the 90 minute exam. SimScale certification with be awarded with a score of 70% or higher

What will the exam cover?

The exam will cover one part theory and one part practical application. You will be asked to answer small theoretical questions as well as complete simulation tasks with SimScale.

How do I prepare for the exam?

Watching all of the lecture videos and completing all homework assignments will prepare you for the exam.


How does it work with the SimScale subscription?

All existing Professional SimScale Subscribers get a free seat in this training. New Professional Subscribers receive a free seat in the training for a limited time only (see top of this page). Community Subscribers are charged €500 per seat.

You can learn more about our subscription model on the SimScale Plans & Pricing Page.

What will be the overall time investment on my end?

The classes will be roughly 10 hours in total. If you plan on completing all learning exercises and taking the exam, we’d recommend reserving 20 to 24 hours in total. You can flexibly schedule your time across the 2 weeks of the training.