SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Instructor Led Analysis Training Course

Designed to help you become productive faster, this introductory course offers hands-on training on the use of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. The two-day training program provides an indepth session on the basics of turbulent fluid flow analysis, in addition to covering meshing concerns, modeling concerns, analysis, post-processing, available options and preferences.


Course details and prerequisites:

Take In-class: 2 Days
OR Online: 4 Days (4 hours/day)
Type: Instructor Led
Level: Basic to Intermediate



After the training you will be able to:
  • Use SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to run fluid or air flow analysis on your designs such as the wing of an airplane, or an exhaust valve
  • Perform PCB analysis to evaluate the effectiveness of cooling systems and understand the impact of fluid flow on temperature in electrical systems


Course Outline

Basics of Fluid Flow:

  • Fluid Flow Definitions
  • Governing Equations
  • Meshing principles
  • Monitoring convergence

Running SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

  • Meshing concerns
  • Modeling concerns
  • Applying boundary conditions
  • Post-processing (vectors, contours, iso-lines, particle tracking)
  • Global data (mass/energy balance, bulk values, et cetera)
  • Analysis Types
  • Steady State
  • Transient
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Open/closed systems

Flow Features

  • Compressible and incompressible
  • Newtonian / non-Newtonian fluid
  • Fan Curves
  • Particle trajectories
  • Supersonic flows
  • Cavitation
  • Relative humidity
  • Conjugate heat transfer

Advanced Features within SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

  • Manual mesh control
  • Manual convergence
  • Export of results to SOLIDWORKS Simulation modulus (stress analysis)