# Articles by: Irfan Zardadkhan, PhD, CSWE

Irfan holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering and is as Elite AE. He contributes regularly to the SIMULATION and COMPOSER tech blogs. He has won the TenLinks Top blogger award for SOLIDWORKS. He has presented at local user groups and at SOLIDWORKS World.

## SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Heat Pipe

A heat pipe is an extremely efficient device for transferring heat from its hotter surface to its colder surface due to evaporating a liquid and condensing its vapor in this device’s inner hollow. In Flow Simulation a Heat Pipe is modeled simplistically as an extremely…

## SOLIDWORKS Simulation Pin Connector

A Pin Connector connects a solid or a shell body to another solid or shell body. The selection entities can be cylindrical faces or circular edges from the same body or two different bodies. The Pin connector is represented with a very stiff beam. Each end…

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## SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation – Two-Resistor Component

The Two-Resistor Component Model captures the thermal behavior of small electronic packages like Integrated Circuits (ICs). A small package is considered as consisting of two flat solid plates: Junction and Case, which are mounted on the Board. The junction represents a die or a chip….

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## SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation: Printed Circuit Board

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 PCB structure. You can…

## SOLIDWORKS SIMULATION: The Bearing Connector

You define a bearing connector between split cylindrical faces of a shaft and cylindrical or spherical faces of a housing. You can use a bearing connector when the housing is not much stiffer than the shaft. To define a bearing between the shaft and the…

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## SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Bolt Connector

A Bolt can connect two components, multiple components, or a component and the ground. You can define bolts through a mixed stack of solids, shells and sheet metal bodies. You can also define a bolt by selecting entities of the same component. SolidWorks Simulation uses…

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## SOLIDWORKS Simulation Load Case Manager

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation a new load case manager interface within a Static study allows you to define (secondary) load combinations from (primary) load definitions quickly and evaluate the effects of the various load combinations on your model. Right-click the top icon of a Simulation static study…

## SOLIDWORKS Composer Tutorial: Fluid Flow Animation

Ever seen a fluid flow animation created in SOLIDWORKS Composer? Here are simple steps you can take to create the illusion of fluid flowing through a pipe in SOLIDWORKS Composer. To begin, apply a texture on an actor that would resemble the presence of a fluid…

## SOLIDWORKS Simulation Incremental Nonlinear Simulation Results

In SOLIDWORKS Simulation you can visualize intermediate results during an Incremental Nonlinear Simulation. By getting visual feedback of the results as the simulation progresses, you can make decisions to either stop the simulation and make adjustments to the input, or let the solver proceed with the…