Using SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to design a safe face shield

Article by Erin Elliott updated July 21, 2020


Javelin Technologies is partnering with Canadian hospitals to collaborate, develop, manufacture, and rapidly deploy personal protective equipment to front-line workers across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety is the highest priority. We are focused on making sure the face shields are sterilizable, reusable, and compliant with regulatory requirements. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is the first step.

There are many ways to design a face shield, but how do we know with confidence, which is the safest model? Let’s take a look at how visually simulating flow characteristics using SOLIDWORKS Flow, can help us make effective design choices when working on a face shield for front-line healthcare workers.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation not just for medical

In this tutorial, the target audience is front-line medical workers in the healthcare industry. However, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can be used in a variety of applications across different industries.

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.

Flow Simulation Applications

HVAC Applications Module

The HVAC Applications Module extends the functionality of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software to provide industry specific tools and methodologies that deliver unrivaled ease of use, power, and productivity for modeling complex heating, ventilation, and cooling systems.

Electronic Cooling Module 

The Electronic Cooling Module for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation evaluates thermal properties and cooling requirements for standard components. The module includes both analysis productivity capability and enhanced simulation functionality, giving designers and engineers a great toolset to tackle the tough challenges of electronic packaging.

Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Study and compare designs

Utilize section or surface plots to study the distribution of resultant values, including; velocity, pressure, vorticity, temperature, and mass fraction. Compare the Fluid Flow results for various configurations with the Compare Mode.

Optimize your design 

Instantly determine how a design will react to fluid flow and simulate how gas, heat, air, and steam will move through pipes and nozzles. For engines and motors, the software reveals how fluids will react internally and externally. Based on these tests—along with pressure and thermal simulations—you’ll be able to optimize your designs for the flow of any fluid.

Shorten time-to-market

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software takes the complexity out of flow analysis and enables engineers to easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces so engineers can investigate the impact of a liquid or gas flow on product performance.

Interested in what SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation can do?

Contact us for a complimentary demonstration with a certified SOLIDWORKS expert.

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Erin Elliott

Erin is an Assistant Marketing Manager at Javelin Technologies, based at the Javelin head office in Oakville, ON.