Flow Simulation Software

Efficient fluid flow simulation, heat transfer, and fluid forces critical to your design’s success with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Driven by engineering goals, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation takes the complexity out of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and enables Product Engineers to use CFD insights for making their technical decisions in a concurrent engineering approach.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation solutions include:

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Thermal Comfort Factors
  • Simulation Visualization
  • Fluid Flow Analysis
  • Electronics Thermal Management
  • Thermal Fluid Analysis

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Additional SOLIDWORKS Simulation Solutions

SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium

Ensure product robustness using the range of powerful structural simulation capabilities in SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium. It goes beyond SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional and includes additional tools for simulating nonlinear and dynamic response, dynamic loading, and composite materials.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Efficiently simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces critical to your design’s success with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Driven by engineering goals, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation takes the complexity out of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and enables Product Engineers to use CFD insights for making their technical decisions in a concurrent engineering approach.

SOLIDWORKS Plastics

Predict and avoid manufacturing defects during the earliest stages of plastics part and injection mold design using SOLIDWORKS Plastics simulation software. Companies that design plastic parts or molds can improve quality, eliminate costly mold rework, and decrease time-to-market.

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SOLIDWORKS Sustainability

Conduct life cycle assessment (LCA) on parts or assemblies directly within the SOLIDWORKS 3D design window. Search for comparable materials, see in real time how they affect environmental impact, and easily document your findings.

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HVAC Module

Product Engineers can efficiently evaluate gas movement and temperature in working and living environments, as well as lighting applications, concurrent with design using the HVAC applications module. This add-in to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation includes added-value simulation capabilities for advanced radiation and thermal comforts analysis. The additional capabilities include:

 

  • Human comfort factors—calculate 8 comfort parameters [including “Predicted mean vote” (PMV) and “Predicted percent dissatisfied” (PPD)] to measure thermal comfort and identify potential problem areas
  • Advanced radiation—model absorption of radiation in solid bodies and definition of the radiation spectrum for a more accurate radiation simulation
  • Tracer study—analyze the flow of a certain admixture (tracer) in the existing carrier fluid
  • Enriched engineering database—wide range of building materials and fans to run thermal analysis quickly and efficiently

 

SOLIDWORKS HVAC Module solutions include:

  • HVAC Analysis
  • Fluid Flow Analysis
  • Thermal Comfort Factors

 

 

 Electronic Cooling Module

Product Engineers can optimize the cooling strategy for electronic components concurrent to the design process using the Electronic Cooling Module. This add-in to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation includes added-value electronic virtual models and an extensive materials library for heat transfer simulation. The additional capabilities include:

  • Two-resistor compact model to accurately simulate electronic packages
  • Heat Pipes for modeling a predominant cooling approach
  • PCB Generators to accurately model multilayer PCBs
  • Joule Heating calculation
  • Enriched engineering database with a wide range of new fans, thermoelectric coolers, two-resistor components, interface materials, and typical IC packages

 

SOLIDWORKS HVAC Module solutions include:

  • Electronic Cooling
  • Fluid Flow Analysis
  • Electronics Thermal Management