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“What if?” It’s the inspiration that fuels innovation—and with SOLIDWORKS® Flow
Simulation software, you remove the risk and replace it with a 3D workspace to
virtually test your new ideas, develop new designs, and help accelerate your products
to market.

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Concurrent engineering for more informed design
SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation gives product engineers access
to powerful CFD (computational fluid dynamics) analysis
capabilities that help enable them to speed up product
innovation. Leveraging the familiar SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD
environment, this extensive technology isn’t just about making
sure your product works, it’s about understanding how your
product will behave in the real world.

Built to tackle CFD engineering challenges, SOLIDWORKS
Flow Simulation enables engineers to take advantage of
CAD integration, advanced geometry meshing capabilities,
powerful solution convergence, and automatic flow regime
determination without sacrificing ease of use or accuracy.

Product engineers and CFD experts alike, armed with the
power of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, can predict flow
fields, mixing processes, and heat transfer, and directly
determine pressure drop, comfort parameters, fluid forces, and
fluid structure interaction during design. SOLIDWORKS Flow
Simulation enables true concurrent CFD, without the need for
advanced CFD expertise.

SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software takes the
complexity out of flow analysis and enables engineers to
easily simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and fluid forces so
engineers can investigate the impact of a liquid or gas flow on
product performance.

Evaluate and optimize complex flows
• Examine complex flows through and around your

components with parametric analysis
• Align your model with flow conditions, such as pressure

drop, to satisfy design goals
• Detect turbulences and recirculation issues with animated

flow trajectories
• Understand the flow of non-Newtonian liquids, such as

blood and liquid plastic
• Assess the impact of different impellers and fans

on your design
• Include sophisticated effects like porosity, cavitation,

and humidity

Reduce the risk of overheating in your designs
• Visualize and understand temperature distribution in and

around your products
• Couple flow with thermal analysis, simulating convection,

conduction, and radiation effects
• Simulate advanced radiation with semitransparent material

and wavelength-dependent radiative properties with the
HVAC module

• Apply time- and coordinate-dependent boundary conditions
and heat sources

• Find the best dimensions to satisfy your design goals, such
as heat exchanger efficiency

• Get thermal heat sources and PCB layer definition from EDA
thermal properties

“Using SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, we were able to challenge some fundamental ideas
about design and dramatically boost performance, improving efficiency by 25 percent.”

— Travis Kenworthy, Engineer , ClearStream Environmental, Inc

Examine complex
flow in and around
components to
detect turbulence
and recirculation

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Optimize the thermal performance of your PCBs and
electronic components
You can perform component thermal analysis on
designs incorporating printed circuit boards (PCBs) and
electronics with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and the
Electronic Cooling Module.

The Electronic Cooling Module features a comprehensive set
of intelligent models in addition to the core SOLIDWORKS
Flow Simulation models to enable a broad range of electronic
cooling applications to be built quickly and accurately. The
models included for electronic thermal simulations are:

• Fans
• Thermoelectric cooler (TEC)
• Heat sink simulation
• Two-Resistor Component Compact Model (JEDEC standard)
• Heat Pipe Compact model
• PCB generator tool
• Electrical contact condition
• Joule Heating calculation
• Extensive library of electronic models

Predict and achieve airflow and comfort parameters in
working and living environments
You can understand and evaluate thermal comfort levels
for multiple environments using thermal comfort factor
analysis with SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation and the
HVAC Application Module. Assessment of the thermal
environment in the occupied zone requires knowing the
Thermal Comfort Parameters as well as factors which
provide information about air quality, calculated with the
HVAC module, including:

• Predicted Mean Vote (PMV)
• Predicted Percent Dissatisfied (PPD)
• Operative Temperature
• Draft Temperature
• Air Diffusion Performance Index (ADPI)
• Contaminant Removal Effectiveness (CRE)
• Local Air Quality Index (LAQI) Detect heating problems by

inspecting temperature
distribution and heat fluxes.

Use the Electronic Cooling Module to
help optimize thermal performance
of your electronic components.

“SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation not only improves our productivity and efficiency,
but also lets us tackle heat transfer challenges that we would not be able
to resolve without it.”

— Bernd Knab, Development Manager, POLYRACK Tech-Group

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