In the chapter about supersonic flow in the 2014 edition training package that I have, the authors specifically say that Solidworks Flow Simulation can not calculate hypersonic flow conditions.
You need to define what you mean by hypersonic. In my experience people through the term around pretty loosely. It could be either of the following depending on who you talk to:|
- Gas dissociation - it turns into a plasma - no capability in Flow Sim
- Presence of detached bow shocks - flow sim can handle this.
Like Bill mentions here, best to define what you want to get out of the analysis. I would also recommend you take a look at the technical reference and also the solidworks KB in the customerportal.solidworks.com. Your question is answered there as well.