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SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2017 delivers new user-requested enhancements that make it even easier and faster to determine the impact of a liquid or gas flow on your product designs during the design phase. Here are few of the new enhancements that you will find in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2017.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Introduction

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

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.

Related Packages: HVAC Module, Electronics Cooling Module

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Fluid Flow Analysis
  • Thermal Comfort Factors
  • Simulation Visualization
  • Electronics Thermal Management
  • Thermal Fluid Analysis

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation with Electric Cooling Module

roduct 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
  • Enriched engineering database with a wide range of new fans, thermoelectric coolers, two-resistor components, interface materials, and typical IC packages

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation with HAVC Application Module

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


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