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With 49 looks at your post and no reply, I'd like you to know that you deserve an explanation. I have a current post that regards actual heat flow proidicted by Flow versus actual field measured values.
IMHO, Flow in their manual and tutorial takes a cookbook approach to the analysis. Just follow the recipe and believe in the results. But when the actual results differ from the analysis.............what do you do???
I think that the problem is that we needed to subscribe to the same thought process that the Flow programmers ascribe to. I think that much more description of the assumptions and method of calculation has to be part of the manual.
The Flow manual provided by SolidWorks is extremely minimal considering the cost of the program.
Everyone: there is a wealth of technical information that is supposed to be installed by default with Flow Simulation. The documentation includes assumptions and methods of calculation, how it solves problems, tutorials and verification problems. Look in [installation drive and path]\SolidWorks Corp\SolidWorks Flow Simulation\lang\english\docs.
It is a year later and I am working on Solid Works 2010 and still having the same problem. I even tried this with many different shapes (squres, cones, and cylinders) at diferent speeds to see if I could find the problem but no luck.