SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation gives product engineers access to powerful CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis capabilities, enbaling them to speed up the process of product innovation. Leveraging the familiar SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD environment, this extensive technology isn’t just about making sure your product works, it’s about understanding how your product will behave in the real world.
Built to tackle CFD engineering challenges, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation enables engineers to take advantage of CAD integration, advanced geometry meshing capabilities, powerful solution convergence, and automatic flow regime determination, all without sacrificing ease of use or accuracy.
Product engineers and CFD experts alike, armed with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, can predict flow fields, mixing processes, and heat transfer. They can directly determine pressure drop, comfort parameters, fluid forces, and fluid structure interaction, all during design.
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation enables true concurrent computational fluid dynamics without the user’s necessarily having advanced CFD expertise. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software takes the complexity out of the flow analysis process, enabling engineers to easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces. This way, they can more easily investigate the impact of a liquid or gas flow on product performance.
Evaluate and optimize complex flows.
Reduce the risk of overheating in your designs.
You can perform component thermal analysis on designs incorporating printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electronics with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and the Electronic Cooling Module.
The Electronic Cooling Module features a comprehensive set of intelligent models in addition to the core SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation models to enable a broad range of electronic cooling applications to be built quickly and accurately.
The models included for electronic thermal simulations are:
Easily analyze and optimize HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning) systems with CAD-embedded SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, augmented with the HVAC Applications Module. You can to ensure thermal performance and design quality at the start—and avoid costly rework later on.
You can understand and evaluate thermal comfort levels for multiple environments using thermal comfort factor analysis with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and the HVAC Application Module. Assessment of the thermal environment in the occupied zone requires knowing the Thermal Comfort Parameters as well as factors which provide information about air quality, calculated with the HVAC module, including: