CRA251, 301

Introduction to scFlow and scStream

3 Day Course - Pretoria


CRA301 - Introduction to scFLOW

The main objectives of this course are to familiarize attendees with the basic operation of scFLOW and to equip them to use CFD effectively in their product design processes.  Attendees will acquire knowledge about:

  • Basic concepts and strategies of CFD
  • Basic operation of scFLOW
  • Preparation of geometry data from CAD
  • Checking the validity of the simulation
  • Establishing grid convergence and other sensitivity studies
  • Finding information and/or acquiring necessary help
1. Introduction to CFD
2. Introduction to scFLOW
3. User resources
4. Basic operation of scFLOW
5. Importing and cleaning CAD data
6. scFLOW hands-on exercises
7. scFLOW Notes and Tips

CRA251 - Introduction to scSTREAM for Electronics

The main objectives of this course is to enable attendees to solve thermal problems typically encountered during the electronics product design process. This course focuses on functions useful to electronics related simulations. Attendees will acquire basic knowledge about:

  • Basic Operation of scSTREAM
  • Checking the validity of the simulation
  • Advanced functions of scSTREAM
  • Finding information and/or acquiring necessary help
1. Introduction to CFD
2. Basic Operation of scSTREAM
3. Radiation Effect
4. Separate Flow and Heat Execution of the Solver
5. Periodic Heating
6. Modification of CAD Data
7. Multi-block Method
8. CSV Mapping Tool
9. Thermal Circuit Model
10. Utilizing Gerber Data
11. Finding information and/or acquiring necessary help


Gerrit Visser has a wide range of practical experience in simulation, design and optimization of linear, non-linear and dynamic structural systems. He obtained his B.Eng (Mech) degree in 1996 at the University of Pretoria and finished his Honors studies in 1998 focusing on Control Systems. After finishing 2 years at Kentron (Denel Dynamics) focusing on fine mechanics he started in November 2000 at MSC-Africa which became ESTEQ Engineering and is now known as SIMTEQ Engineering.

As a support engineer, he gained over the last 11 years abundant insight in supporting and training clients in a wide variety of engineering fields in structural and thermal Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Specific fields of application in FEA include: linear- and nonlinear-statics and - dynamics, thermal calculations, modal reduction methods, etc.

With more than a total of 65 combined years of experience in using FEA and more than 40 years of experience teaching and supporting customers, the SIMTEQ team consolidated their knowledge and experience to provide a relevant and practical course that will save you time and money and give your results credibility.


  • An engineering understanding of strength of materials are required as a minimum to reap the most benefits from the course.
  • Attendees should indicate their software preference before hand although most courses might be scheduled for a specific product to be used.
  • If the attendees will be using software not supplied by SIMTEQ, they should bring their own computers with their licensed software installed and activated on it.
  • More information is available on request for users of non-SIMTEQ supplied software to ensure they have the correct functional knowledge of their software user interfaces to complete the provided exercises unassisted.


  • "The friendliness of the instructors and the rest of the staff was exceptional. The training was thorough and covered a lot of key aspects to kick-start one into efficient usage of NX within the time of training.
    The lessons were engaging and to-the-point.
    PS: The food was very good as well.
    " - Theo van der Berg, WJ Engineering
  • "The course is well presented. I also enjoy the focus on the limitation of FEM.It was one of the better courses I've attended in recent years." - Jannie Potgieter, Booyco Egnineering
  • "Excellent course. Gives the basics of FEM and the possible shortfalls." - Mohamed Jogiat, Transnet


  • Online registrations need to be submitted at least two weeks before the start of a course!
  • Our course schedule gets updated on a regular basis. Visit our website often for the latest changes.
  • Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis. Bookings will only be considered as "confirmed" once the completed registration form as well as proof of payment have been received.
  • In the case of unforeseen circumstances SIMTEQ Engineering reserve the right to cancel the course, in which case all fees will be reimbursed in full.
  • Cancellation of enrollment will be subject to a 15% handling fee. No refunds will be made however, substitutions will be accepted.
  • Attendance without payment will not be permitted.
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