SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Learn the basics of turbulent fluid & air flow analysis

Training Course Contents

Designed to help you become productive faster, this introductory course offers hands-on training on the use of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software.

The training program provides an in depth session on the basics of turbulent fluid flow analysis, in addition to covering meshing concerns, modeling concerns, analysis, post-processing, available options and preferences.

This training course will help you to:

  • Use SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software 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 Info at a glance

In-class 2 Days (6 hours/day)

Or Online 2 Days (7 hours/day)

Or Online 4 Days (4 hours/day)

Practical Hands-on Training

Intermediate Level

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Requirements & Benefits


At least 1 month using software

Able to take time out for training

Features Targeted

Thermal Analysis & Heat Transfer

Supersonic Flow & Velocity Studies

Particle Trajectory & HVAC Systems

Skills you will acquire

Conduct CFD analysis of your Electrical and Mechanical systems

Able to test and optimize your designs

Understand and solve your flow, heating, and cooling design problems

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Lessons

The following lessons are included in the course

Lesson 1: Creating a SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Project

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Manifold Assembly
  • Problem Description
    • Stages in the Process
  • Model Preparation
    • Internal Flow Analysis
    • External Flow Analysis
    • Manifold Analysis
    • Lids
    • Lid Thickness
    • Manual Lid Creation
    • Adding a Lid to a Part File
    • Adding a Lid to an Assembly File
    • Checking the Geometry
    • Internal Fluid Volume
    • Invalid Contacts
    • Project Wizard
    • Reference Axis
    • Exclude Cavities Without Flow Conditions
    • Adiabatic Wall
    • Roughness
    • Computational Domain
    • Mesh
    • Load Results Option
    • Monitoring the Solver
    • Goal Plot Window
    • Warning Messages
  • Post-processing
    • Scaling the Limits of the Legend
    • Changing Legend Settings
    • Orientation of the Legend, Logarithmic Scale
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Exercise 1: Air Conditioning Ducting

Lesson 2: Meshing

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Chemistry Hood
  • Project Description
  • Computational Mesh
  • Basic Mesh
  • Initial Mesh
  • Geometry Resolution
    • Minimum gap Size
    • Minimum wall thickness
  • Result Resolution/Level of Initial Mesh
    • Manual Global Mesh Settings
  • Control Planes
  • Summary
  • Exercise 2: Square Ducting
  • Exercise 3: Thin Walled Box
  • Exercise 4: Heat Sink
  • Exercise 5: Meshing Valve Assembly
    • Boundary Conditions

Lesson 3: Thermal Analysis

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Electronics Enclosure
  • Project Description
  • Fans
    • Fan Curves
  • Perforated Plates
    • Free Area Ratio
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Exercise 6: Materials with Orthotropic Thermal Conductivity
  • Exercise 7: Electric Wire
  • Summary

Lesson 4: External Transient Analysis

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Flow Around a Cylinder
  • Problem Description
    • Stages in the Process
  • Reynolds Number
  • External Flow
  • Transient Analysis
  • Turbulence Intensity
  • Solution Adaptive Mesh Refinement
  • Two Dimensional Flow
  • Computational Domain
  • Calculation Control Options
    • Finishing
    • Refinement
    • Solving
    • Saving
    • Drag Equation
    • Unsteady Vortex Shedding
  • Time Animation
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Exercise 8: Electronics Cooling

Lesson 5: Conjugate Heat Transfer

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Heated Cold Plate
  • Project Description
    • Stages in the Process
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer
  • Real Gases
    • Goals Plot in the Solver Window
  • Summary
  • Exercise 9: Heat Exchanger with Multiple Fluids

Lesson 6: EFD Zooming Objectives

  • Case Study: Electronics Enclosure
  • Project Description
  • EFD Zooming
    • EFD Zooming - Computational Domain
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Porous Media

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Catalytic Converter
  • Problem Description
    • Stages in the Process
  • Noise Prediction
    • Broadband Model
  • Porous Media
    • Porosity
    • Permeability Type
    • Resistance
    • Matrix and Fluid Heat Exchange
    • Dummy Bodies
  • Design Modification
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Exercise 8: Channel Flow

Lesson 8: Rotating Reference Frames

  • Objectives
  • Rotating Reference Frame
  • Part 1: Averaging
  • Case Study: Table Fan
  • Problem Description
    • Stages in the Process
  • Part 2: Sliding Mesh
  • Case Study: Blower Fan
  • Problem Description
  • Tangential Faces of Rotors
  • Time Step
  • Time Step
  • Part 3: Axial Periodicity
  • Summary
  • Exercise 11: Ceiling Fan
    • Boundary Conditions
    • Computational Domain

Lesson 9: Parametric Study

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Piston Valve
  • Problem Description
    • Stages in the Process
  • Parametric Analysis
  • Steady State Analysis
    • Parametric study
  • Part 1: Goal Optimization
    • Input Variable Types
    • Target Value Dependence Types
    • Output Variable Initial Values
    • Running Optimization Study
  • Part 2: Design Scenario
  • Part 3: Multi parameter Optimization
  • Summary
  • Exercise 12: Variable Geometry Dependent Solution
    • Boundary Conditions

Lesson 10: Free Surface

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Water Tank
  • Problem Description
  • Free Surface
    • Volume of Fluid (VOF)
  • Summary
  • Exercise 13: Water Jet
  • Theoretical Results
  • Summary
  • Exercise 14: Dam-Break Flow
  • Experimental Data
  • Summary
  • References

Lesson 11: Cavitation

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Cone Valve
  • Problem Description
  • Cavitation
  • Discussion
  • Summary

Lesson 12: Relative Humidity

  • Objectives
  • Relative Humidity
  • Case Study: Cook House
  • Problem Description
  • Summary

Lesson 13: Particle Trajectory Objectives

  • Case Study: Hurricane Generator
  • Problem Description
  • Particle Trajectories - Overview
    • Particle Study - Physical Settings
    • Particle Study - Wall Condition
  • Summary
  • Exercise 10: Uniform Flow Stream

Lesson 14: Supersonic Flow

  • Supersonic Flow
  • Case Study: Conical Body
  • Problem Description
    • Drag Coefficient
    • Shock Waves
  • Discussion
  • Summary

Lesson 15: FEA Load Transfer

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Billboard
  • Problem Description
  • Summary

Training Methods

Choose from three different training methods available to you

SOLIDWORKS Group Training

Group/Public Training

Receive SOLIDWORKS training as a group in a traditional classroom environment.

Classes can be taken in one of our 12 training locations across Canada using SOLIDWORKS approved training content and methodologies.

  • Cost effective training method.
  • Leave the office to concentrate on learning.
  • Learn more through group questions and feedback.
SOLIDWORKS Online Training

Live Online Training

With our online training you will experience an interactive learning environment where you can give feedback, gain access to the SOLIDWORKS training files and get time to work on training exercises.

  • Online courses are typically half day sessions.
  • More effective than video based training, with recorded videos learners are often not as focused on the training and skip exercises.
SOLIDWORKS Onsite Training

Onsite at your location

Receive training at your place of work. This style of flexible training is perfect for teams or individuals who are faced with a specific challenge and require personalized courses with on-the-job coaching.

  • Use our state-of-the-art mobile classroom at your facility.
  • Bring your team up to a consistent level of knowledge by having them take the same training at the same time.
  • Benefit from flexible scheduling options.

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