Hi, is it possible to simulate a flow of liquid passing through blow off valve in solid works and get a forces being exerted on the valve face? Problem is that valve consists of orifice and a thin shim covering it completely (restraint). Blow off functionality is given by the properties of shim(s) which bend in different patterns given the number of orifices they cover.

Thank you,

Bruno

You would need to model the shims as bent, because there is no multiphysics simultaneous solving of CFD and FEA analysis in Flow Sim. You can only solve for rigid fixed geometry. If you model the geometry correctly, then you can obtain pressure induced forces on your geometry.