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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Are you considering adding CFD analysis to your SOLIDWORKS design process?

CFD Analysis SOLIDWORKS

CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis allows designers to understand the effect of moving liquids and gasses on their designs. The CFD analysis SOLIDWORKS add-in is called SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, and is a general purpose flow analysis tool with a comprehensive range of capabilities. SOLIDWORKS Flow…

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Customize SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Input Data Folder

Generating a new Flow Simulation project brings up the default analysis tree.  The SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Input Data Folder by default only includes Computational Domain, Fluid Subdomains, Boundary Conditions, Goals and Mesh.  These are the most common selections when setting up the study. If you…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Axial Periodicity

In SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can reduce the analysis time when analyzing fluid flow (or conjugate heat transfer) in models consisting of axial periodic

In SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 you can reduce the analysis time when analyzing fluid flow (or conjugate heat transfer) in models consisting of axial periodic features. Using this Axial Periodicity you need to calculate the fluid flow only for a sector instead of the entire…

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Plot Callouts

Now in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 we can show the minimum and maximum values in callouts for cut and surface plots.  

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 Colour Bar and Component Explore Enhancement

One of the graphical enhancements for result plots in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2018 is colour bar. Colour Bar Now the colour bar can be oriented horizontally. Furthermore, the values can be displayed in logarithmic scale. These can be accessed by right clicking on the colour…

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10 Reasons why EVERY Design Engineer needs SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Error

Engineering Fluid Dynamics (EFD) is a new breed of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software that enables mechanical engineers to simulate fluid flow and heat transfer applications with powerful, intuitive, and accessible 3D tools. Engineering fluid dynamics is driven by engineering criteria and goals so every product engineer…

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Heat Transfer Analysis: What they didn’t teach you in engineering school

Heat Transfer Analysis

Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is no longer relegated to the realm of the specialist. A new class of CFD analysis software, ‘Concurrent CFD’, is proving to be highly effective at performing heat transfer analysis, enabling mechanical engineers to accelerate key decisions at their workstations…

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Pressure Drop Analysis using SOLIDWORKS [WHITE PAPER]

If you were taught to only rely on analysis “specialists” or physical prototypes on flow benches to verify designs, it’s time to learn more about testing with today’s Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis is no longer a discipline reserved only…

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How Embedded Flow Simulation Accelerates the Mechanical Design Process

For several decades engineers and mathematicians have been trying to improve the understanding and prediction of fluid dynamics and heat transfer phenomena by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation. The objective is clear – to optimize the design of products and processes that involve…

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