An Introduction to SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2010

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SDC Publications, Sep 6, 2010 - Computers - 297 pages
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 An Introduction to SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2010 takes the reader through the steps of creating the SolidWorks part for the simulation followed by the setup and calculation of the SolidWorks Flow Simulation project. The results from calculations are visualized and compared with theoretical solutions and empirical data. Each chapter starts with the objectives and a description of the specific problems that are studied. End of chapter exercises are included for reinforcement and practice of what has been learned.

The twelve chapters of this book are directed towards first-time to intermediate level users of SolidWorks Flow Simulation. It is intended to be a supplement to undergraduate Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer related courses. This book can also be used to show students the capabilities of fluid flow and heat transfer simulations in freshman and sophomore courses such as Introduction to Engineering. Both internal and external flow problems are covered and compared with experimental results and analytical solutions. Covered topics include airfoil flow, boundary layers, flow meters, heat exchanger, natural and forced convection, pipe flow, rotating flow, tube bank flow and valve flow.


 

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Contents

Inserting XY Plots for Turbulent Pipe Flow using Templates
21
Reference
25
Flow across a Tube Bank
27
Creating the SolidWorks Part
28
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project
30
Modifying the Computational Domain and Mesh
32
Inserting Boundary Conditions
33
Inserting Global Goals
34

Selecting Boundary Conditions
10
Inserting Global Goals
14
Running the Calculations
16
Using Cut Plots to Visualize the Flow Field
17
Using XY Plots with Templates
18
Comparison of Flow Simulation Results with Theory and Empirical Data
20
Cloning of the Project
27
References
35
Analysis of the Flow past a Sphere and a Cylinder
1
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project for the Sphere
9
Inserting Global Goal for Calculations
12
Running the Calculations
13
Using Cut Plots
15
Inserting Surface Parameters
16
Theory
17
TimeDependent Calculations
18
Creating the SolidWorks Part for the Cylinder
20
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project for the Cylinder
21
Inserting Global Goals for Calculations and selecting 2D Flow
22
Tabular Saving
23
Running Calculations for the Cylinder
24
Using Excel for Frequency Analysis
25
Strouhal number
27
Animating the Cut Plots
30
References
32
Analysis of the Flow past an Airfoil
35
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project
39
Inserting Global Goals for Calculations
42
Running the Calculations
44
Using Cut Plots
45
Theory
46
Creating a Custom Visualization Parameter
47
Inserting Equation Goal for Calculations
50
Cloning of the Project
51
Creating a Batch Run
52
Reference
53
Exercises
54
RayleighBénard Convection and TaylorCouette Flow
1
Creating the SolidWorks Part for RayleighBénard Convection
2
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project for RayleighBénard Convection
4
Creating Lids
6
Inserting Boundary Conditions for RayleighBénard Convection
7
Setting up 2D Flow
9
Inserting Global Goal for RayleighBénard Convection
10
Inserting Cut Plots
11
Comparison with Neutral Stability Theory
14
Creating the SolidWorks Part for TaylorCouette Flow
15
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project for TaylorCouette Flow
18
Inserting Boundary Conditions for TaylorCouette Cell
20
Inserting Global Goal and Running the Calculations for TaylorCouette Flow
21
Comparison with Neutral Stability Theory
25
References
26
Chapter 6 Pipe Flow
1
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project
5
Creating Lids for the Pipe
8
Modifying the Computational Domain and Mesh
9
Inserting Boundary Conditions
11
Inserting a Global Goal
14
Inserting Cut Plots
15
Inserting XY Plots for Laminar Pipe Flow using Templates
16
Theory for Laminar Pipe Flow
18
Running Calculations for Turbulent Pipe Flow
20
Inserting Cut Plots
35
Creating Sketch for XY Plots
36
Theory and Empirical Data
39
Reference
42
Heat Exchanger
1
Creating the SolidWorks Part
2
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project
10
Creating Lids
12
Inserting Boundary Conditions
14
Inserting Goals
16
Running the Calculations for Heat Exchanger
17
Inserting Surface Parameters
18
Effectiveness NTU Method
20
References
22
Exercises
23
Ball Valve
1
Creating the Ball Valve
2
Creating the Ball Valve Housing and Pipe Sections
7
Creating the Ball Valve and Pipe Assembly
11
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project for the Ball Valve
14
Creating Lids and Setting the Minimum Gap Size and Number of Cells
15
Inserting Boundary Conditions
16
Inserting Goals
18
Inserting Cut Plots
19
Determining Hydraulic Resistance
20
References
22
Exercises
23
Orifice Plate and Flow Nozzle
25
Creating the Orifice Plate in a Pipe
26
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project for the Orifice Plate
30
Inserting Boundary Conditions
31
Inserting Goals
33
Inserting Cut Plots
35
Determining Discharge Coefficient for Orifice Plate
36
Inserting XY Plots
38
Creating Sketch for XY Plots
40
Flow Trajectories
41
Running the Calculations for Long Radius Nozzle
42
Determining Discharge Coefficient for Long Radius Nozzle
43
Reference
44
Exercises
45
Thermal Boundary Layer
47
Inserting Boundary Conditions
50
Inserting Goals
53
Inserting Cut Plots
54
Plotting Temperature Profiles using Template
55
Theory
57
Plotting Local Nusselt Number using Template
59
Running the Calculations for High Reynolds Number
60
References
63
FreeConvection on a Vertical Plate and from a Horizontal Cylinder
65
Setting up the Flow Simulation Project
66
Inserting Goals
70
Inserting Cut Plots
71
Plotting Temperature and Velocity Profiles using Templates
72
Theory
75
Plotting Local Nusselt Number using Template
78
Free Convection from a Horizontal Cylinder
79
Animating the Temperature Field for the Cylinder
80
References
81
Exercises
82

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