In honor of America’s Independence Day, we decided to simulate an aerial fireworks display in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation. We wondered just how closely we could recreate the effect, and we also had a few specific questions to answer; such as how much the wind will move the shell off course, and what impact the angle of the tube will have on the final trajectory. We’ll use this information to plan a big fireworks display in SOLIDWORKS and in the back yard.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Let’s find out the optimal forward lean angle for a Ski jumper in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation to help him get the longest jump in his life! In this article we will try to determine the value of a lift force as a function of a forward lean angle (FLA) of Ski jumper. To find this characteristic, we tested four different body position. The body position in our studies are shown in the figures below: Fig. 1a.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
What is a “Vortex Across a Pressure Boundary?” In Flow Simulation, a vortex is a region in the fluid domain which causes a swirl in a region where there is asymmetric drag in the flow field. The vortex itself is an expected phenomenon and is not problematic. When that vortex is allowed to generate across a theoretical boundary, within a CFD analysis, this can cause the results to deviate from reality in the immediate vicinity of the boundary.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Welcome back to the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Step-Up series! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be discussing all things SOLIDWORKS Simulation. Today, the North America SOLIDWORKS Simulation experts will discuss thermal analysis. Thermal simulation specialist, Joe Galliera, is often asked which SOLIDWORKS software tool is best to use for Thermal analysis.
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Flow Simulation is a powerful tool for evaluating the thermal performance of any engineering design, whether you are heat treating metal, cooling down electronics, or keeping your engine at the optimum temperature the flow of fluids to transfer heat is easy to calculate with this easy to use SOLIDWORKS solution. In this example we’ll be testing a common problem in my household, bringing room temperature beer down to a drinkable temperature as quickly as possible. This video takes you through the
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
It’s that time of year again! Time to realize that those Christmas fairy lights which worked perfectly last year show no signs of life this year! Using SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation, lets investigate one scenario why this could be the case. If subjected to an elevated current we know that one of our bulbs will likely fail, breaking the circuit and ultimately sending us to buy some new ones but the question we want to answer here is why and when does it fail?
SOLIDWORKS Tech Blog
1 year ago
Hello to all, Welcome to this new edition of the SOLIDWORKS Support Monthly News, coauthored by members of the SOLIDWORKS Technical Support teams worldwide. SOLIDWORKS 2015 Beta – looking back 10 years ago While we’re all waiting for the beginning of this year’s Beta program (around the end of June) to discover and test all the new features in version 2015, let’s take a look back at what shook the world of SOLIDWORKS ten years ago. It is really amusing to see how what we now take for granted
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4 years ago