Course Catalog

Introductory Training Options

CRTech offers in-person training in Colorado and live online training on a regular schedule. See our Product Training page for schedules and prices.

Alternatively, you can request in-person training at your facility or online training exclusively for your organization. Contact us for a quote. When requesting in-person training at your facility, you may select any combination of the classes below for up to four consecutive days. The hosting organization is responsible for supplying a training room and computers.

In-person training: In-person classes are an immersive experience. Since in-person training is held in a classroom, outside interruptions are minimized allowing for improved comprehension. The classroom experience also allows for open discussions and community building among the students and instructor. CRTech prefers to stay under a 12:1 student to instructor ratio.

Online training: Online classes provide lectures and demonstrations only. While the durations of the online classes are less than the in-person classes, you are expected to work on the tutorials outside of class time. The training materials are provided electronically. Students should have access to computers and the software.

Training classes are taught using the currently released version of our software (currently version 6.1). For online classes, students who cannot access the currently released version can work through the tutorials installed with earlier versions of the software but may not have access to the tutorials discussed in the training.

Introduction to C&R Thermal Desktop® - Geometric Thermal Modeling and Solutions

Class Duration
In-person 2 days (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
Online Three 3-hour sessions for lectures. Students are expected to work on tutorials outside of class time.

Lectures, demonstrations, and self-paced tutorials are used to introduce students to basic Thermal Desktop usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results using Thermal Desktop as a stand-alone analysis environment. For in-person classes, participants may bring flash drives containing their own NASTRAN, IGES, or DXF/DWG files for assistance as time permits.

Introduction to RadCAD® - Thermal Radiation Analysis

Class Duration
In-person 1 day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Online One 3-hour session for lectures. Students are expected to work on tutorials outside of class time.

Lecture, demonstrations, and self-paced tutorials are used to introduce attendees to basic RadCAD usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results.

Introduction to FloCAD® - Flow Modeling in Thermal Desktop

Class Duration
In-person 1 day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Online Watch for free. Tutorials are available upon request.                                       

Lecture, demonstrations, and self-paced tutorials are used to introduce attendees to basic FloCAD usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results. FloCAD provides the key to unlock the power of advanced FLUINT modeling within Thermal Desktop.

Single-phase modeling will be emphasized, while two-phase modeling webinars are available separately on our video page once single-phase techniques have been mastered. 

Introduction to CRTech TD Direct® - CAD Mark-up and Advanced Meshing

Class Duration
In-person 1 day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Online Watch for free (coming soon). Tutorials are available from our forum.

Lecture and demonstrations are used to introduce students to ANSYS SpaceClaim's easy direct modeling CAD interface and advanced meshing tools in TD Direct. Self-paced tutorials are used for hands-on experience. For in-person classes, students may work with their own CAD geometry brought on flash drives as time permits.

Reacting Flows

Tuesday May 5th, 2pm MT (1pm PT, 4pm ET)

Reacting Flows is a capability that allows FloCAD to simulate fuel reformers, deal with the electrochemistry of flow batteries, predict combustion reactions in gas generations, and work with ionized and dissociated gases.

This webinar will explain how to use a working fluid as a reactant. It will also detail various options for determining reaction rates such as equilibrium, finite rate with stoichiometric coefficients, and percent complete based on inflowing reagents. Example applications are summarized.

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Dissolved Gases

Thursday May 7th, 2pm MT (1pm PT, 4pm ET)

When vapor meets liquid, it can condense. When gas (NCG) meets liquid, it can dissolve. When there is too much gas in the liquid, it can either evolve slowly at a wall or at the surface ... or it can come out explosively.

Whether your interests are environmental control, liquid propulsion, fire retardant delivery, or beer, this webinar offers a rare glimpse into an advanced modeling topic.

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