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Flow Simulation Meshing and Exporting capabilities

Question asked by guilherme silva on Feb 20, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 20, 2009 by Bill McEachern
One customer asked me two questions:

"Would you know if Solidworks Flow Simulation uses a panel, unstructured grid solver or a structured grid solver?

And is it capable of producing a *.plt output file that contains information about the grids and flow solutions."

Could someone help me to answer that?

I preliminary answered....

"I do not have any information about meshing in Flow Simulation package, whether it is structured or not. The meshing process is not clear to me.
For sure is not panel because it solves RANS - Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations with k-epsilon turbulence model.

Regarding the features to import and export files, Flow Simulation is also limited. It does not talk to others like other commercial CFD tools do. Usually the CFD software can export results in FieldView, Ensight, Tecplot or other format but Flow Simulation does not. The meshing is the same basically. Other CFD import meshes from ICEM, MIME or others. "

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