Hi All,

 

I am trying to see flows through some openings, and I want to visualize the amount of flow through each opening/surface. Is there a way we can visualize volume flow?

 

Thanks,

 

LS


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Last comment By: Lakhvinder Singh   Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:51:30 GMT
Re: Visualize Volume Flow Rate - SolidWorks Flow Simulation

Use a surface plot. You can set many variables to visualize including velocity, pressure, flow rate, etc...

By: Amit Katz  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 13:57:41 GMT
Re: Visualize Volume Flow Rate - SolidWorks Flow Simulation

you can also turn the cut plot into a "profile" plot which might be more what you are looking for but it certainly isn't clear what you mean by "visualize".

By: Bill McEachern  Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:01:06 GMT
Re: Visualize Volume Flow Rate - SolidWorks Flow Simulation

Amit, thanks, but with the surface plot/cut plot, I am only able to check the velocity, pressure etc. but no flow rate.

 

Bill I am trying to see the flow trajectories, to see how much flow is through each opening (not looking for values, as that can be found out selecting a surface and setting a volume flow goal for it). Basically when we look at the flow trajectory at the first instance and see which pipe has more flow compared to others.

By: Lakhvinder Singh  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:49:46 GMT
Re: Visualize Volume Flow Rate - SolidWorks Flow Simulation

In my experience this is a bad assumption to make. The amount of flow trajectories going out a particular opening is very highly dependent on the source you select for the flow trajectories. That being said if you select the inlet faces - all of them they will give you a visual indication of how the flow is being distributed but it would be a qualitative indication. You would need to check it with actual flow rates from the goals or surface parameters. An image of your geometry would be helpful as it is hard to figure out exactly what you are dealing with.

By: Bill McEachern  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 12:56:59 GMT
Re: Visualize Volume Flow Rate - SolidWorks Flow Simulation

If you want actual data, numbers to compare then use surface parameters. If you just want to make a pretty picture of trajectories then use the trajectories feature. Maybe you can make a mockup of what you'd like to see, so we can help you achieve it.

By: Amit Katz  Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:05:19 GMT
Re: Visualize Volume Flow Rate - SolidWorks Flow Simulation

Bill/Amit,

 

Thanks, I will send a screenshot. The surface parameters show that there is flow through the suction openings. But when looking at trajectories, only some "show" flow through them, while on others we cannot see any trajectories.

By: Lakhvinder Singh  Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:51:30 GMT
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