SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Resources

Datasheets

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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Datasheet  

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, it’s about understanding how your product will behave in the real world.

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Electronics Cooling Module Datasheet  

The Electronics Cooling Module for Flow Simulation is an extension module that adds richer functionality and greater accuracy for components typically found in electronic assemblies. Get deeper understanding of the thermal behavior of chip packages (2-resistor thermal models), printed circuit boards, heat pipes, and electrical (joule) heating.

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HVAC Applications Module Datasheet  

The HVAC and Applications Module provides insight into the thermal and airflow conditions in living spaces, providing comfort parameters, allowing assessment of gas contamination, and providing advanced discrete ordinate radiation modeling, particularly useful in assessing partially transparent materials like glass.

Whitepapers

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3D Pressure Drop Analysis  

Typical pressure drop applications include flows through valves, manifolds, heat exchangers, filtration systems, electronics enclosures and ducting; in fact any system where the goal is to reduce the amount of energy required to move flow or to maximize its capacity. This paper covers the technologies needed to accurately solve these problems with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, from solid modeling to simulation to report generation.

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How Embedded Flow Simulation Accelerates Mechanical Design  

Computational Fluid Dynamics has been around for decades - but in the last ten years its usage has exploded, due to novel techniques and integration into 3D CAD systems like SOLIDWORKS. This paper discusses how embedded CFD can help make fundamental improvements to the way you design your products.

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What They Didn't Teach You in Engineering School About Heat Transfer  

A common requirement for many designs is the detailed prediction of temperature distribution in the fluid and solid areas of their product. This paper discusses how SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation includes the ability to analyze complex physical processes like conjugated heat transfer between fluids, surrounding solid materials, radiation, joule heating and many more, providing typical industry examples of this technology in use.

Optimizing Mixing Gas Processes

Optimizing Mixing Gas Processes with CAD-Embedded Engineering Fluid Dynamics Simulation  

The mixing of gases is important in a wide range of applications, from industrial processes like incinerators and reactors, to medical applications in respiratory science, to automotive applications in emissions control. This paper summarizes best practices and techniques that are in use today, utilizing CAD-embedded CFD technology to make smarter design decisions and optimize product performance.

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Analysis Guide to Machine Design  

This guide describes the key design performance issues facing machine designers and manufacturers and identifies the benefits of using SOLIDWORKS® analysis software in the product development cycle. SOLIDWORKS software can be applied to almost any machine design field, from automation tooling to wrapping machines, to analyze a broad range of concerns. Its powerful analysis types—static, motion, thermal, vibration, fluid-flow, and nonlinear—will ensure that your product meets design requirements and is reliable in the field.

Technical Reports

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Enhanced Turbulence Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation  

This technical paper discusses the turbulence modeling techniques utilized in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, from detection and assessment of laminar, transitional and turbulent regions, to the modified k-epsilon turbulence model, and discussions of the boundary layer formulation.

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Numerical Basis of CAD-Embedded CFD  

This paper, from a NAFEMS conferences, discusses the numerical analysis strategies utilized in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. It provides detailed information on the formulation of the mesh, boundary treatment, turbulence model, and solving methodology used.

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Advanced Boundary Cartesian Meshing Technology  

Much of the secret behind the ease of use and robust solving behavior of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is the unique cartesian mesh strategy, that captures detailed solid geometry without having to map precisely to it. It also provides novel approximations of the boundary layer using a two-scale wall function, and this paper describes these technical points in detail.

Validation Methodology for Modern CAD-Embedded CFD Code

Validation Methodology for Modern CAD-Embedded CFD Code  

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation is a new class of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis software (called Concurrent CFD) that is fully embedded in the mechanical design environment, for all general engineering applications.