Is there a way to simulate a fluid flow that will turn another model inside of it as the fluid flows over it?
You might be able to do it as a parametric project. Let flow calculate the amount of torque on the inside model. Let SolidWorks calculate the torque needed to hold the internal part up at that angle. Make the angle mate the variable in the parametric project.
Can't be done with flow. The closest that you would get is something like a wind tunnel or a rotating region. Look through the kb and documentation and forum for more info. If you need this, for example in a pelton wheel, you need to move to something g like adapco with moving mesh.
Would it be possible to use air instead of fluid to simulate a part rotating inside of an assembly? I think there are some ways to di it that way. I am just needing a view of what i think it may do and then work from there. Thanks
Air is a fluid...
Unfortunately it sounds like your problem is beyond the scope of what Flow Simulation can be bullied in to doing.
air, water, blood, doesn't matter
in flow simulation the fluid moves around the solids
the only thing that is close is a rotating region, that is a special case of the fluid moving around the solid
anything where the fluid needs to move the solid requires moving mesh or a rotating region
rotating regions only apply to specific applications
This would be a great enhancement request. Insert the initial and final boundary condition and solve for the RPM of the rotating region. A very practical way to analyze the performance of a turbomachinery impeller given input and output criteria.
It think you could do this with a parametric study
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