have you checked the forum? lots of good discussions about this recently
1) goals at inlet and outlet for static pressure > equation goal for drop/change
2) inlet/outlet mass flow is a good first step
3) would need more information, likely mesh is too coarse or bad selections, or your setup is bad
I would recommend you contact your reseller through your educator to see if they will provide you some technical support and/or training. If that doesn't work, make sure to go through ALL of the tutorials, tech references and solving engineering problems and the solidworks kb.
Dear Jared Conway,
Thank you for the answer. Could you please clarify what you mean by saying that setup is bad? Because I think the mesh is fine enough.
Also should not we use total pressure at inlet and outlet to calculate pressure drop for the efficiency? Honestly, I do not find SW tutorials on flow simulation very useful but we went through some tutorials like ball valve, centrifugal pump etc.
the tutorials are meant to give you a general overview of the software
and then back that up with reseller training
and then application specific training/experience
i don't think i said your problem was bad but there isn't enough information to determine what might be causing you issues