Our Flow Simulation product takes away the excessive complexity and high cost historically required for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, allowing you to quickly and easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces that are critical to the performance of products you design.
Simulate liquid and gas flow in real world conditions, run “what if” scenarios, and quickly analyze the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer, and related forces on immersed or surrounding components. Design variations can be compared to make better decisions and result in products with superior performance.
Making CFD analysis even easier, our HVAC and Electronics Cooling modules take this leading edge technology – previously only usable by post graduate level engineering analysts – and put it in the hands of design engineers, who need it most.
- Evaluate and optimize complex flows
- Reduce risk of overheating in your designs
- Optimize thermal performance of PC boards and electronics
- Understand effects of airflow and comfort parameters in working and living environments
- Gain valuable insights with powerful and intuitive result visualization tools
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation uses Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis to enable quick, efficient simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer. You can easily calculate fluid forces and understand the impact of a liquid or gas on product performance.
Thermal Comfort Factors
Understand and evaluate thermal comfort levels for multiple environments using thermal comfort factor analysis with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and the HVAC Application Module.
Evaluate and compare design alternatives with the visualization and reporting capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Increase your ability to make informed design decisions while you ensure product performance and safety.
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.
Electronics Thermal Management
Product Engineers can import thermal properties from CircuitWorks™ ECAD files to SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, including dielectric and conductor density, specific heat, conductivity for PCBs, and volumetric heat sources from components. This capability facilitates setting up the CFD analysis for cooling simulation of electronic components to define PCBs and heat sources.
Thermal Fluid Analysis
Thermal fluid analysis enables analysis of conjugate heat transfer (thermal conduction in solids, convection between fluid and solid, and radiation) using computational fluid dynamics (CFD).