Stephan Schmitt

(Technical Manager)

Expertise: ANSYS® CFD, ANSYS® Electromagnetics, Discrete Elements, Autodesk, Flowmaster.

Years of experience in supporting CAE Products: 14 years

Responsibilities: Training, support and consulting on all ANSYS products.


MEng (Mech) (Pretoria).  Fields of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Mathematical Optimization. Title of dissertation: “Contraction Heat Transfer Coefficient Correlation for Rectangular Pin Fin Heat Sinks

BEng Hons (Mech) (Pretoria) (cum laude), November 2004.  Courses taken during study include: Numerical Thermoflow, Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer, Numerical Techniques and Mathematical Optimisation.

BEng (Mech) (Pretoria), (cum laude), November 2003.


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