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SolidWorks Flow Simulation

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SolidWorks Flow SimulationSolidWorks® Flow Simulation is the first and easiest fluid-flow simulation and thermal analysis program fully embedded within SolidWorks software.

SolidWorks Flow Simulation eliminates the need to modify your design for a different computational fluid dynamics (CFD) application saving considerable time and cost.

With its CFD analysis capabilities, you can simulate liquid and gas flow in real world conditions, run “what if” scenarios, and quickly analyze the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer, and related forces on immersed or surrounding components. Fluids of interest for analysis range from air, water, liquid chemicals, and gases to juice, ice cream, honey, plastic melts, toothpaste, blood, and others.

Featured SolidWorks Flow Simulation capabilities:

radiation heat transferRadiation heat transfer analysis: See how heat is transferred between high-temperature surfaces. You can also calculate solar radiation.
internal flowInternal flow analysis: See how liquids and gases through valves, regulators, and ducts.
rotating reference

Rotating reference frame analysis: It's easy to understand complex rotational flows inside turbo machinery (i.e., pumps and impellers).

transient flowTransient flow analysis: for simulating unsteady flow over time.
conductionConduction and convection heat transfer analysis: See how heat flows through an object.

Additional Flow Simulation capabilities:

  • External flow analysis of liquids and gases around solid bodies (i.e., air flow over an airplane wing or water flow around a submarine).
  • Turbulent flow analysis using the K-E model to illustrate flow domain turbulence (i.e., gases from an aircraft engine nozzle).
  • Real gas simulation for accurately solving high-pressure or low-temperature gas applications.
  • Compressible flow analysis for gas flows in subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speed zones.
  • Calculation of pressure drop on pipes using surface roughness values.
  • Design optimization using CFD-based flow and dimensional parameters.
  • Flow analysis of non-Newtonian fluids (i.e., blood, toothpaste, and plastic melts).
  • Moving wall flow analysis for studying flows relative to a moving reference frame.
  • Cavitation analysis for identifying areas in a model where cavitation will occur.
  • Humidity analysis for calculating relative humidity inside enclosures for climate control applications.