Fluid Flow Analysis
Determine the impact of a liquid or gas on product performance during the design phase using CAD-embedded SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies provide meaningful insight into the impact of fluid flow, so you can address problems early, reduce the need for costly prototypes, and eliminate rework.
Fluid Flow Simulation Overview
CFD simulates fluid (either liquid or gas) passing through or around an object. The analysis can be very complex—for example, one calculation can contain heat transfer, mixing, and unsteady and compressible flows. The ability to predict the impact of such flows on your product performance can be time consuming and expensive without some type of simulation tool.
SOLIDWORKS CFD analysis for liquid flow, gas flow, or heat transfer can help you deliver innovative designs and greater product efficiency. Typical problems solved include for Fluid Flow Simulation:
- Pressure drop for a valve to calculate its efficiency
- Airflow inside a home or office environment to calculate thermal comfort factors
- Temperature distribution for an electronic component to calculate electronic thermal models
- Aerodynamic simulation to calculate lift and drag forces
See Fluid Flow Simulation in Action: