Pressure Drop Analysis using SOLIDWORKS [WHITE PAPER]

Flow Simulation Pressure Drop

If you were taught to only rely on analysis "specialists" or physical prototypes on flow benches to verify designs, it's time to learn more about testing with today's Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis is no longer a ... Read More

How Embedded Flow Simulation Accelerates the Mechanical Design Process


For several decades engineers and mathematicians have been trying to improve the understanding and prediction of fluid dynamics and heat transfer phenomena by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. The objective is clear - to optimize the design of products and ... Read More

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: Printed Circuit Board

PCB Cond Vol

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are concerned as a special case of solid material having anisotropic thermal conductivity. The integral characteristics of a PCB, i.e. its effective density, specific heat, and components of thermal conductivity, are calculated on the basis of the ... Read More

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New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 – Run Specified Studies

Run Specified Studies 1

SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 has introduced a new option to Run Specified Studies within a file so you have an option to choose what you want to run.  Previously you could run the active study or all studies in the model.  This will allow you to setup additional studies as you need ... Read More

New in SOLIDWORKS Simulation 2015 – Flip Shell Orientation in Definition

Top face as Top offset

When defining shells by selected faces, you always need to specify the offset direction.  The offset would be defined as Top or Bottom, and then you would verify if the mesh matches up with your selection.  If not, after meshing you would need to apply a Flip Shell Orientation by ... Read More