SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Training Course

Course Description: The two-day training program provides an indepth session on the basics of fluid flow analysis, in addition to covering meshing concerns, modeling concerns, analysis, post-processing, available options and preferences.

Course Length: 2 Days

Prerequisites: Some experience using SOLIDWORKS

Topics

Basics of Fluid Flow

  • Fluid Flow Definitions
  • Governing Equations
  • Meshing principles
  • Monitoring convergence

Running

  • Meshing concerns
  • Modeling concerns
  • Applying boundary conditions
  • Post-processing (vectors, contours, iso-lines, particle tracking)
  • Global data (mass/energy balance, bulk values, et cetera)
  • Analysis Types
  • Steady State
  • Transient
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Open/closed systems

Flow Features

  • Compressible and incompressible
  • Newtonian / non-Newtonian fluid
  • Fan Curves
  • Particle trajectories
  • Supersonic flows
  • Cavitation
  • Relative humidity
  • Conjugate heat transfer

Advanced Features within SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

  • Manual mesh control
  • Manual convergence
  • Export of results to SOLIDWORKS Simulation modulus (stress analysis)

Introduction

About This Course

Windows® 7

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Lesson 1: Creating a SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Project

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Manifold Assembly
  • Model Preparation
  • Post-processing
  • Discussion
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Meshing

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Chemistry Hood
  • Project Description
  • Computational Mesh
  • Basic Mesh
  • Initial Mesh
  • Geometry Resolution
  • Result Resolution/Level of Initial Mesh
  • Control Planes
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Thermal Analysis

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Electronics Enclosure
  • Project Description
  • Fans
  • Perforated Plates
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Exercise 5: Materials with Orthotropic Thermal Conductivity

Lesson 4: External Transient Analysis

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Flow Around a Cylinder
  • Problem Description
  • Reynolds Number
  • External Flow
  • Transient Analysis
  • Turbulence Intensity
  • Solution Adaptive Mesh Refinement
  • Two Dimensional Flow
  • Computational Domain
  • Calculation Control Options
  • Time Animation
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Exercise 6: Electronics Cooling

Lesson 5: Conjugate Heat Transfer

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Heated Cold Plate
  • Project Description
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer
  • Real Gases.
  • Summary
  • Exercise 7: Heat Exchanger with Multiple Fluids

Lesson 6: EFD Zooming

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Electronics Enclosure
  • Project Description
  • EFD Zooming
  • Summary.

Lesson 7: Porous Media

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Catalytic Converter
  • Problem Description
  • Porous Media
  • Design Modification
  • Discussion
  • Summary
  • Exercise 8: Channel Flow

Lesson 8: Rotating Reference Frames

  • Objectives
  • Rotating Reference Frame
  • Part 1: Averaging
  • Case Study: Table Fan
  • Problem Description
  • Part 2: Sliding Mesh
  • Case Study: Blower Fan
  • Problem Description
  • Tangential Faces of Rotors
  • Time Step
  • Summary

Lesson 9: Parametric Study

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Piston Valve
  • Problem Description
  • Parametric Analysis
  • Steady State Analysis
  • Part 1: Goal Optimization
  • Part 2: Design Scenario
  • Part 3: Multi parameter Optimization
  • Summary
  • Exercise 9: Variable Geometry Dependent Solution

Lesson 10: Cavitation

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Cone Valve
  • Problem Description
  • Cavitation
  • Discussion
  • Summary

Lesson 11: Relative Humidity

  • Objectives
  • Relative Humidity
  • Case Study: Cook House
  • Problem Description
  • Summary.

Lesson 12: Particle Trajectory

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Hurricane Generator
  • Problem Description
  • Particle Trajectories
  • Summary

Lesson 13: Supersonic Flow

  • Objectives
  • Supersonic Flow
  • Case Study: Conical Body
  • Problem Description
  • Discussion
  • Summary

Lesson 14: FEA Load Transfer

  • Objectives
  • Case Study: Billboard
  • Problem Description
  • Summary

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