SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Computational Fluid Dynamics

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation takes the complexity out of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to simulate design-critical fluid flow, heat transfer and fluid forces quickly and easily. Specific modules simplify the specialised analysis of HVAC and electronic cooling.
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Fully embedded with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation's easy to use CFD tool allows you to simulate liquid and gas flow in real world conditions, analysing the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer and related forces on immersed or surrounding components.

Using design variation comparisons engineers can make better decisions to create superior product performance, through a concurrent engineering approach.

Key Features

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation uses CFD analysis to determine simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer, enabling designers to calculate fluid forces and understand the impact of a liquid or gas on product performance.


SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Computational Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Flow Analysis

Fluid Flow analysis simulates liquid or gas fluids passing through or around an object and can include calculations for heat transfer, mixing and unsteady and compressible flows.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Computational Fluid Dynamics

Thermal Fluid Analysis

Thermal Fluid analysis identifies the thermal conduction in solids; convection between fluid and solid, and radiation helping designers to detect hot spots in their designs, reduce overheating challenges, improve thermal isolation and improve thermal performance within their products.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Thermal Fluid Analysis

Rotating Regions

This capability within SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation shows results for Fluid Driving motion with rotating regions in a variety of motion cases. An example of this would be Wall Motion allowing product engineers to define Fluid Driving translation or rotation of a surface.

The HVAC Design Module for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation evaluates air and gas movement in working and living environments. The module includes advanced radiation modelling, comfort parameters and a large database of building materials. The toolset enables engineers to tackle the tough challenges of designing efficient cooling systems for people and large scale environments.

The HVAC Module enables designers and engineers to quickly and accurately model complex air conditioning and cooling systems for thermal analysis. With its combination of ease of use and industry specific tools, the HVAC Module ensures maximum analysis productivity with enhanced simulation fidelity.

Key Features

HVAC Analysis

HVAC analysis can be used to simulate a variety of applications including thermal comfort conditions for living or working environments; data centre ventilation and clean room environments in hospitals and laboratories. Analysis includes airflow optimisation, temperature control and air quality and contaminant control

Fluid Flow Analysis

SOLIDWORKS CFD analysis for heat transfer can help in delivering innovative designs and greater product efficiency, by solving such problems as valve pressure drops.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Fluid Flow Analysis

Thermal Comfort Factors

As thermal comfort is subjective the realistic aim is to create a thermal environment that satisfies the majority of people taken as a group in a given environment. It involves understanding the Thermal Comfort Parameters within that thermal environment. HVAC engineers can also review factors around air quality.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Thermal Comfort Factors

Enriched Library for HVAC

The HVAC Module contains a large engineering database of specific building materials and fans to run thermal analysis quickly and efficiently.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - Enriched Library for HVAC

The Electronic Cooling Module for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation evaluates thermal properties and cooling requirements for standard components. The module includes both analysis productivity capability and enhanced simulation functionality, giving designers and engineers a toolset to tackle the tough challenges of electronic packaging.

The Electronic Cooling Module enables designers and engineers to quickly and accurately model complex electronic systems for thermal analysis. With its combination of ease of use and industry specific tools, the Electronic Cooling Module ensures maximum analysis productivity with enhanced simulation fidelity.

Key Features

Electronic Cooling

The Electronic Cooling Module uses dedicated electronic thermal to predict such things as airflow, temperature and heat transfer in components, boards and complete products. It addresses how to optimise heat dissipation and common thermal management problems associated with printed circuit boards. 

Fluid Flow Analysis

Fluid Flow Analysis can be used to solve temperature distribution for an electronic component, ensuring that devices receive the sufficient natural or forced ventilation, delivered in the most effective way possible. It can help identify the best fan to meet the products airflow requirements.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Electronic Fluid Flow Analysis

Electronics Thermal Management

Electronics Thermal Management conducts complete component thermal analysis on any designs which incorporate printed circuit boards and electronics. It allows designers and engineers to simulate both the environment and heat loads in and around components, PCBs and complete products.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation - electronic thermal management

Joule Heating Simulation

Joule Heating Simulation calculates the steady-state direct electric current in electro-conductive solids. The corresponding specific Joule heating effect is automatically included in heat transfer calculations.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation Electronic Cooling Module - Joule Heating Simulation

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Post Processing

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Communication

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Design Comparison Studies

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Rotating Regions

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Thermal Fluid Simulation

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Enriched Library

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Enriched Library for HVAC

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Thermal Comfort Parameters Simulation

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Advanced Radiation Simulation

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Dedicated Electronic Cooling Simulation

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Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.

Fully embedded with SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation's easy to use CFD tool allows you to simulate liquid and gas flow in real world conditions, analysing the effects of fluid flow, heat transfer and related forces on immersed or surrounding components.

Using design variation comparisons engineers can make better decisions to create superior product performance, through a concurrent engineering approach.

Features

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

    SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation uses CFD analysis to determine simulation of fluid flow and heat transfer, enabling designers to calculate fluid forces and understand the impact of a liquid or gas on product performance.

  • Fluid Flow Analysis

    Fluid Flow analysis simulates liquid or gas fluids passing through or around an object and can include calculations for heat transfer, mixing and unsteady and compressible flows.

  • Thermal Fluid Analysis

    Thermal Fluid analysis identifies the thermal conduction in solids; convection between fluid and solid, and radiation helping designers to detect hot spots in their designs, reduce overheating challenges, improve thermal isolation and improve thermal performance within their products.

  • Rotating Regions

    This capability within SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation shows results for Fluid Driving motion with rotating regions in a variety of motion cases. An example of this would be Wall Motion allowing product engineers to define Fluid Driving translation or rotation of a surface.

The HVAC Design Module for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation evaluates air and gas movement in working and living environments. The module includes advanced radiation modelling, comfort parameters and a large database of building materials. The toolset enables engineers to tackle the tough challenges of designing efficient cooling systems for people and large scale environments.

The HVAC Module enables designers and engineers to quickly and accurately model complex air conditioning and cooling systems for thermal analysis. With its combination of ease of use and industry specific tools, the HVAC Module ensures maximum analysis productivity with enhanced simulation fidelity.

Features

  • HVAC Analysis

    HVAC analysis can be used to simulate a variety of applications including thermal comfort conditions for living or working environments; data centre ventilation and clean room environments in hospitals and laboratories. Analysis includes airflow optimisation, temperature control and air quality and contaminant control

  • Fluid Flow Analysis

    SOLIDWORKS CFD analysis for heat transfer can help in delivering innovative designs and greater product efficiency, by solving such problems as valve pressure drops.

  • Thermal Comfort Factors

    As thermal comfort is subjective the realistic aim is to create a thermal environment that satisfies the majority of people taken as a group in a given environment. It involves understanding the Thermal Comfort Parameters within that thermal environment. HVAC engineers can also review factors around air quality.

  • Enriched Library for HVAC

    The HVAC Module contains a large engineering database of specific building materials and fans to run thermal analysis quickly and efficiently.

The Electronic Cooling Module for SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation evaluates thermal properties and cooling requirements for standard components. The module includes both analysis productivity capability and enhanced simulation functionality, giving designers and engineers a toolset to tackle the tough challenges of electronic packaging.

The Electronic Cooling Module enables designers and engineers to quickly and accurately model complex electronic systems for thermal analysis. With its combination of ease of use and industry specific tools, the Electronic Cooling Module ensures maximum analysis productivity with enhanced simulation fidelity.

Features

  • Electronic Cooling

    The Electronic Cooling Module uses dedicated electronic thermal to predict such things as airflow, temperature and heat transfer in components, boards and complete products. It addresses how to optimise heat dissipation and common thermal management problems associated with printed circuit boards. 

  • Fluid Flow Analysis

    Fluid Flow Analysis can be used to solve temperature distribution for an electronic component, ensuring that devices receive the sufficient natural or forced ventilation, delivered in the most effective way possible. It can help identify the best fan to meet the products airflow requirements.

  • Electronics Thermal Management

    Electronics Thermal Management conducts complete component thermal analysis on any designs which incorporate printed circuit boards and electronics. It allows designers and engineers to simulate both the environment and heat loads in and around components, PCBs and complete products.

  • Joule Heating Simulation

    Joule Heating Simulation calculates the steady-state direct electric current in electro-conductive solids. The corresponding specific Joule heating effect is automatically included in heat transfer calculations.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

Collapse All Expand All

with HVAC Applications Module

with Electronic Cooling Module

expand

Ease of Use/Intuitiveness

check box check box check box
expand

Concurrent Engineering

check box check box check box
expand

Post Processing

check box check box check box
expand

Communication

check box check box check box
expand

Design Comparison Studies

check box check box check box
expand

Fluid Flow Simulation

check box check box check box
expand

Rotating Regions

check box check box check box
expand

Thermal Fluid Simulation

check box check box check box
expand

Enriched Library

check box check box
expand

Enriched Library for HVAC

check box
expand

Thermal Comfort Parameters Simulation

check box
expand

Advanced Radiation Simulation

check box
expand

Tracer Study

check box
expand

Enriched Library for Electronic Cooling

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expand

Dedicated Electronic Cooling Simulation

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expand

Joule Heating Simulation

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Webcasts Our technical team have put together a variety of pre-recorded short webcasts intended to give you an overview of particular features, functions and benefits within the software, either at a product level or within a particular industry sector. We’re adding to these on a frequent basis so check back regularly to see what’s new. Webinars If you like a more interactive demonstration where you can ask questions of the presenter, but don’t have the time to physically attend one of our demonstrations then why not register for one of our weekly webinars. A full schedule is maintained here on the website. Why not register with us to be kept up to date on new webinars added to the schedule. Request a trial We know that when making a purchase decision for a key piece of software of this kind you need to know that it’s going to be the right choice for the company. To ensure you’re making the right choice we offer a free trial of SOLIDWORKS for a limited period. Complete the form to register and one of our team will call you shortly to arrange your free trial. Request a demo Want to find out more about just how SOLIDWORKS or one of its partner products is right for your company’s needs then why not book a demonstration with us. Many of our technical team have industry experience that means they understand exactly what you need to achieve when using the software. Book a demo with us today. Attend a local event Like to hear what your peers think about SOLIDWORKS or hear how they are using it to resolve any issues they have? Or do you simply want to come along to see the software in action, have the chance to ask questions and hear what others are asking. Take a look at our event schedule to find one in your area. We’re constantly adding to this so check back regularly.