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Can Flow Simulation do Transient CFD for Turbomachinery?

Question asked by Shyang Maw Lim on Jan 29, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2014 by Jared Conway



I am planning to do transient CFD of turbomachinery by using Solidworks Flow Simulation.

However, recently I came across with a paper (see attachment) saying that for turbomachinery, for the sake of speed, Solidworks Flow Simulation does not use Sliding Mesh method, a transient approach.It rather uses Multiple Rotating Reference Frame method, which is a steady state approach. I interprete it as Flow Simulation cannot do transient CFD to obtain unsteady flow field for turbomachinery. Can anyone kindly confirm this and correct me if I am wrong? Thank you in advance!