The short answer is no. However, you can have the software search the conditions for you to get the flow and pressure that produces the goal you want. Look under solve on the tool bar and select parametric study.
If i do that, do i have to do a range of outlet pressures? and then have it solve for all of them? (that's what i was doing) or can i have it run one simulation to find that oulet pressure that meets my goal?
parametric optimization lets you set a goal to search for and a dimension/flow parameter to change
Okay, how do i go about doing that?
I'll try to explain.
First, set your boundary conditions as pressure inlet and pressure outlet (choose a attempt value for the last one).
- Go to Flow Simulation -> Solve -> New parametric study.
- On the new window left, choose "Goal optimization" instead "What if" (the symbol of goal optimization is a sort of bull's eye).
- Now you have to set in "input variables" the boundary condition that you want to modify (in this case the outlet pressure) and insert a reasonable range.
Obviously, nearest the range to real value is, faster the study finish.
- In output parameter insert your surface goal with the target value and the relative tolerance.
- Go to "scenario" and click RUN.
Flow simulation solve the first two calculation with the two value of the pressure outlet range and after choose others pressure outlet values according to your goal target.
Range: 1 - 10 psi outlet pressure
Target: 100lbf with tolerance 1lbf
Run 1 -> 1psi -> goal is 230lbf
Run 2 -> 10 psi -> goal is 95lbf
Now Flow Sim choose a new value
Run 3 -> 8 psi and goal is 110
Run 4 -> 9 psi and gol is 99.5 --> Target is ok, the simulation is finish.