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Solidworks won't recognize propellers in flow simulation

Question asked by Lance Plater on Oct 1, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 3, 2017 by Ryan Dark

Hi everyone,


I was trying to simulate flow around a ducted fan. However, when I generated the flow trajectories, the arrows went directly through the propellers, instead of around them as you'd expect (see pic below).


Additionally, I got a very low force value (0.1N) as if the propellers weren't even there. I'm wondering if this has to do with the rotating region, which I choose as a solid cylinder instead of the actual propeller. For some reason SW wouldn't allow me to select the propellers for the rotating region.


I was wondering if this had something to do with the "disable solid components" in the rotating region GUI (see pic above). How can I get solidworks to recognize the propellers as the rotating region?