6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 5, 2011 1:18 PM by Robert Dini

    Propeller Simulation

    Robert Dini

      I need to do a FEM analysis for a propeller (see attachment) and I want to use the total water pressure on the propeller as an applied load in Simulation. For the Flow Simulation I did internal flow with rotation (local region) and got good results. I have gone through the help file on importing flow results into Simulation and followed every step, but when I run the Simulation solver I get the error no loads are applied to the model. I thought maybe creating a pressure Surface Goal for the propeller surface would fix this, but I still get the same error. I don't understand why I am getting this error because my Simulation study tree shows Fluid Pressure under External Loads. Can someone PLEASE help me figure this out?

       

      I'm using SW 2010.