Learn fluid flow analysis, meshing, modeling, and post-processing concerns


  • CLASSROOM LENGTH:   2 days


PREREQUISITES: Knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and basic mechanical engineering concepts is recommended.

DESCRIPTION:  This course discusses the basics of turbulent fluid flow analysis, in addition to covering meshing concerns, modeling concerns, analysis, post‐processing, available options, and preferences.

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Lesson 1: 
Creating a SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Project

  • Case Study: Manifold Assembly
  • Problem Description
  • Model Preparation
  • Post-processing
  • Exercise 1

Lesson 2: 

  • Case Study: Chemistry Hood
  • Computational Mesh
  • Basic Mesh
  • Initial Mesh
  • Geometry Resolution
  • Result Resolution/Level of Initial Mesh
  • Control Planes
  • Exercises 2-5

Lesson 3: 
Thermal Analysis

  • Case Study: Electronics Enclosure
  • Fans
  • Perforated Plates
  • Exercise 6-7

Lesson 4: 
External Transient Analysis

  • Case Study: Flow Around a Cylinder
  • Reynolds Number
  • External Flow
  • Transient Analysis
  • Turbulence Intensity
  • Solution Adaptive Mesh Refinement
  • Two Dimensional Flow
  • Computational Domain
  • Calculation Control Options
  • Time Animation
  • Exercise 8

Lesson 5: 
Conjugate Heat Transfer

  • Case Study: Heated Cold Plate
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer
  • Real Gases
  • Exercise 9

Lesson 6: 

  • Case Study: Electronics Enclosure
  • EFD Zooming

Lesson 7: 

  • Case Study: Catalytic Converter
  • Porous Media  
  • Design Modification
  • Exercise 10

Lesson 8: 

  • Part 1: Averaging
  • Case Study: Table Fan
  • Noise Prediction
  • Part 2: Sliding Mesh
  • Case Study: Blower Fan
  • Tangential Faces of Rotors
  • Time Step
  • Part 3: Axial Periodicity 
  • Exercise 11

Lesson 9: 
Parametric Study

  • Case Study: Piston Valve
  • Parametric Analysis
  • Steady State Analysis
  • Part 1: Goal Optimization
  • Part 2: Design Scenario
  • Part 3: Multi-Parameter Optimization
  • Exercise 12

Lesson 10: 
Free Surface

  • Case Study: Water Tank
  • Free Surface
  • Experimental Data
  • Exercise 13 & 14

Lesson 11: 

  • Case Study: Cone Valve

Lesson 12: 
Relative Humidity

  • Case Study: Cook House

Lesson 13: 
Particle Trajectory

  • Case Study: Hurricane Generator
  • Exercise 15

Lesson 14: 
Supersonic Flow

  • Case Study: Conical Body

Lesson 15: 
FEA Load Transfer

  • Case Study: Billboard



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