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Slow computational speed, Any suggestions Please?

Question asked by Duncan Gravills on Mar 29, 2007
Latest reply on Apr 1, 2007 by Duncan Gravills

Hi, i have created a model in solidworks cosmos FloWorks andhave tried to run a few simulations. they have taken about 6 hoursof computation to complete 6 seconds of real time simulation, iwant to have a simulation 3 hours long showing a breadmaker goingthough its cycle of fermenting the dough and then baking it. Atthis speed it will take 450 days! i think one of the reasons forthe slow calculation is that the outer wall is less than 1mm thick(sheet mild steel) and the baking pan is only 1mm thick (deep drawnaluminum and these thin components are causing a very fine mesh tobe generated and so lots of cells. Can anyone tell me if i amcorrect in assuming this and offer any suggestions of ways toreduce the calculation time even if the accuracy of the simulationis compromised a bit (This is only for a university project sointegrity of results is not as important as demonstrating anunderstanding). thanks for reading, thanks for any help.