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How can I simulate a fan cooling an object using flow simulation and a thermal study?

Question asked by Will Hillyard on Jan 19, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 22, 2015 by Bill McEachern

Good afternoon,


As part of my university studies I am trying to simulate the heat distribution over a single cylinder engine.

I have purchased the book "Thermal Analysis with Solidworks Simulation 2014" and I have worked through the examples of thermal studies in there but haven't come across a solution to my problem.


With this engine there is a cooling fan driven off of the crankshaft - I would like to simulate the cooling effects of this fan at different RPM's of the engine.

It is not just a flow simulation as the engine has thermal studies running on it also.


Is this possible to acheive in Solidworks, if so, how should I go about it please?


Many thanks