hi yohan, this is a really general/generic question
could you elaborate on what your goal is in understanding these differences? are you in the presales process trying to decide on a tool? if so, i would highly recommend talking to your reseller who will be able to discuss with you directly about your questions.
what types of analyses will you be doing?
in the end, before we go too deep:
1. if you are using solidworks, flow simulation is the tool to use, it is integrated inside solidworks and will have a better user experience
2. often people look at CFD tools and see cost and associate cost with accuracy. solidworks simulation tools have all been validated, otherwise no one would buy them. and those that create them wouldn't put them on the market if they weren't accurate and weren't able to help the customer
3. regarding the methods used to solve the problem, they all solve them in similar ways, if you really want to dig in, they are fully documented. but see item 2, does it matter if the software is providing you good accurate results?
4. the only time you should be comparing software is if one software has a feature that you want that you need. for example i believe fluent has HPC functionality (at additional cost), if that is important, how much are you willing to pay for it? is it worth it? the other situation would be additional physics. for example if you need fluid/structure interaction or free surface, then maybe flow isn't the tool for you.
hope this points you in the right direction. if you search for tools like fluent or CFX or autodesk simulation you'll find very similar discussions.
Hi Jared, thanks for the information
I want to do is look at the difference between Solidworks flow simulation with Fluent, because I'm doing a simulation with SolidWorks but the lecturer asked me to show the difference between Fluent with SolidWorks flow simulation, and why I chose to use solidwork,
from here I am confused to explain, because I know, I am quite difficult to learn fluent than SolidWorks.
Therefore, at this forum I would like to know whether the difference solidwork flow simulation with fluent?
why it is called more user friendly by some people ??
if I create a mesh, geometry, determination of all parameters together with Fluent?
whether there is an selection in the form of mesh solidwork?
parameters for the external flow, whether different input with Fluent ??
when there are elections in FLUENT geometry models such as K-epsilon, K-Omega, K-Epsilon reliable and more, whether in SolidWorks Flow simulation there is also the choice of geometry?
whether differences solidwork flow simulation with Fluent,
and what the benefits of SolidWorks?
It sounds like you have quite a bit of homework to do. Since you are already using SolidWorks, you have access to the technical reference of Flow Simulation. From the software menus click on Help>SolidWorks Simulation>Flow Simulation Technical Reference.
This document will break down the algorithm for you and explain in detail how various types of flow problems are solved.
Additionally you can read more about the meshing methodology here: http://www.goengineer.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Enhanced-Boundary-Cartesian-Meshing-Technology-in-SolidWorks-Flow-S…
As for FLUENT, I do not have a lot of experience in it aside from using the Icepak front-end, but I do agree in principal that SW Flow Sim is a lot less intimidating and is easier to work with.
thank you very much,
can I ask again?
whether the model can be modified turbulence in solidwork?
I just found the model I-L and K-epsilon
whether it can be changed using the Large eddy simulation or shear stress transport (SST)?
because there is a wide selection Fluent in this way? whether the same also solidwork
hi yohan, those are some very broad questions. i would suggest you work with your lecturer to narrow the scope of the question so you can concisely answer his question.
sorry if my question is too much
but there are a few things you want to know my professors, because he was interested in the software that I use (SolidWorks), but he has often using FLUENT. Therefore he asked me to show the difference.
I know, most notable difference is in the manufacture of different mesh, and turbulence models are not I find, I found only IL and Ke models.
please note that I use is the flow of external, to the circular cylindrical object.
maybe you can help by providing additional information or journal that describes in detail the SolidWorks Flow simulation?
thanks for your answer
Did you check the technical reference? It should be enough to allow you to explain the methodology to your professor. What I would recommend is having a meeting with him where you can show him how the software works, because just trying to explain a hugely intricate piece of software like this is not going to be easy for you.
the tech references and articles on the solidworks website (white papers) should cover everything you need from a rubber meets the road perspective
did you find those?