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Efficient workflow for computing the volume of fluid displaced by assembly

Question asked by Chris L'Esperance on Nov 17, 2020
Latest reply on Nov 18, 2020 by Alin Vargatu

Consider an assembly consisting of several hollow spheres glued together.  The Mass Properties function provides the volume of all space confined by part boundaries; the sum of all spherical shells.  Since the internal void of each spherical shell is entirely captive, when the assembly is immersed in a fluid, it will displace a volume equal to the volume confined by the outer surface of each sphere.


The number and geometry of spheres will change frequently.  We require a simple workflow to compute the volume of fluid displaced by the assembly.


What is the best approach here?