SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Length: 2 days; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Prerequisites: Some experience using SOLIDWORKS.
Description: An in depth tutorial on the basics of fluid flow analysis, in addition to covering meshing concerns, modeling concerns, analysis, post-processing, available options and preferences.

Topics covered in this course:

Basics of Fluid Flow

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


  • 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)