With SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2019 it’s easy to visualize and solve your thermal design requirements with new features for Heat Flux Plot, Surface Parameters on Section Cuts, Custom Visualization Parameters and Feature Goals.
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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is available as a separately purchased product that can be used with SOLIDWORKS Standard, SOLIDWORKS Professional, and SOLIDWORKS Premium. For SOLIDWORKS 2019 the following enhancements have been added:
- You can display how much heat goes from one component to another (by conduction) as a graph. You can also visualize heat left to fluid (convection) or via radiation. Components can be grouped so the heat is calculated as total heat for all components grouped. The Pie chart for incoming and outgoing heat helps to understand the balance of heat.
- Surface parameters can now be calculated in a section plane. Can be linked to cut plot. If a section plane divides model into several closed contours, parameters can be calculated separately for each contour.
- You can now use complex mathematical functions (Integral, Min, Max, Average, etc.) and logical expressions (IF, More, Less, etc.) to define custom visualization parameters. With such parameters you can get much more information from the calculated field, for example you can calculate an area where a desired parameter is greater than a specified value.
- From the boundary condition dialog you can now select goals which will be automatically applied to the condition’s reference face or body. This goal is linked to the boundary condition, so changing the reference in the condition you don’t need to redefine the corresponding goal. Removing condition will remove the goal associated with it.
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation gives product engineers access to powerful CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis capabilities that help enable them to speed up product innovation.
Leveraging the familiar SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment, this extensive technology isn’t just about making sure your product works, but also understanding how your product will behave in the real world.
Product engineers and CFD experts alike, armed with the power of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, can predict flow fields, mixing processes, and heat transfer, and directly determine pressure drop, comfort parameters, fluid forces, and fluid structure interaction during design.
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation enables true concurrent CFD, without the need for advanced CFD expertise.
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