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FLOEFD new features

Question asked by Alessandro Tornincasa on Sep 26, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 13, 2013 by Jared Conway


Menthor Graphics has released the new version of FLOEFD.


Their product is SolidWorks Flow Simulation under their own brand.

The press release quotes some new features we will see in SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2014 (e.g. multicore meshing) and some we won't.

There's a mention of Fluid Structure Interaction: I Wonder if it'S real fluid structure interaction,  or if it just means exporting fluid pressure to a static analysis.


Real Fluid Structure Interaction means:

- calculate flow field (CFD analysis)

- transfer pressure loads to FEA

- calculate deformed shape (FEA Analysis)

- use that shape to calculate the new flow field

- transfer pressure loads to FEA

- And so on...there are multiple CFD Analyses followed by FEA to get structure deformation vs time.




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