• Posted under the Flow Sim board: Sneaky additions to SIM products in SP's of 2012

    I thought I'd just post some additions to inform you all of the Simulation software that the developers have snuck into SP's of 2012.  Thanks to my friends and colleagues, Delphine G. & Omar Z. for providing ...
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  • My recommendations for a computer to run Flow SIM

    Adapted from an email that I sent out to a client: I will give you my opinion on a good starting machine for doing pretty much any Flow Simulation.  I can say this because I have worked with a number of customer...
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  • Why SW Flow Simulation is the best tool for Thermal analysis?

    More than one person has told me that we should rename SolidWorks Flow Simulation to SolidWorks Flow and Thermal Simulation, because (a) it does a lot more than just flow calculations and (b) it is the best design too...
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  • Creating Flow Trajectories for an External Flow

    After finishing the  calculation for an external flow problem, a great way to show the results is  with flow trajectories.  Since the computational domain usually is quite large  for external probl...
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  • Leverage design configurations in Flow Simulation

    In this Flow example, I have an inlet pipe diameter 2 times larger than its corresponding outlet pipe diameter with a turbulent flow rate.  Below is a descriptive picture of this pipe with two different configura...
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  • Standard LPM (or SLPM) is actually a mass flow rate

    SLPM is the unit that a gas flow meter reads, but even though it appears to be a volume flow rate, it is in fact a mass flow rate.  It is nonsense to report the SLPM at equivalent standard (or STP) conditions (0&...
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  • More post-processing tips for Flow Simulation

    Here's a few new Flow Simulation Post-Processing Tips that may help you out in creating both meaningful and exciting result plots. Have you ever had problems with showing Surface Plots, where it basically shows none...
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  • Flow documentation tip: Create shortcuts to PDFs

    I frequently tell people that SolidWorks Flow Simulation is a well documented program.  If you are using this simulation tool, you will want to have easy access to three important PDF document files, these are: (...
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  • Tips to make Flow Simulation result graphics look better

    To spruce up the trajectory animations in Flow Simulation, here are a few things that you can do: 1) Turn on the Lighting effects (see below pics).  On the left, without lighting; on the right, with lighting on....
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  • Flow animation tip: Combine arrow flow animation with static pipes

    A good way to show flow trajectories is by combining an  animation of arrows with pipes resulting in the below example animation.  When  animating the type called "Lines with arrows," it acts like an an...
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  • SW Flow Simulation and historical figures in aeronautics

    Since the movie on Amelia Earhart started this past weekend, it reminded me of another historical figure in aeronautics, Henri Coandă.  The point of this post: SW Flow Simulation supports the Coandă effect. ...
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