SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation (CFD)

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 Flow Simulation

Overview

Easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the success of your design with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Fully embedded with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation intuitive CFD (computational fluid dynamics) tool enables you to simulate liquid and gas flow in real world conditions, run “what if” scenarios, and efficiently analyze the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer, and related forces on immersed or surrounding components. You can compare design variations to make better decisions to create products with superior performance. Driven by engineering goals, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation enables Product Engineers to use CFD insights for making their technical decision through a concurrent engineering approach. Additional HVAC and Electronic Cooling modules offer dedicated fluid flow simulation tools for detailed analysis.

Add-on modules for Flow Simulation:

  • HVAC Module – offers additional simulation capabilities for advanced radiation and thermal comforts analysis
  • Electronic Cooling Module – offers electronic virtual models and an extensive materials library for cooling simulation


SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Include


HVAC Module

Overview

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


Electronic Cooling Module

Overview

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 Simulation Standard Include


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