Capabilities of SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2009
The following Details I found on SolidWorks Flow Simulation 2009 (Earlier COSMOS Floworks) Technical Reference guide in SolidWorks DVD, must useful for those who are trying to learn or planning buy COSMOS for there applications uses.
With Flow Simulation it is possible to study a wide range of fluid flow and heat transfer phenomena that include the following:
• External and internal fluid flows
• Steady-state and time-dependent fluid flows
• Compressible gas and incompressible fluid flows
• Subsonic, transonic, and supersonic gas flows
• Free, forced, and mixed convection
• Fluid flows with boundary layers, including wall roughness effects
• Laminar and turbulent fluid flows
• Multi-species fluids and multi-component solids
• Heat conduction in fluid, solid and porous media with/without conjugate heat transfer and/or contact heat resistance between solids and/or radiation heat transfer between opaque solids (some solids can be considered transparent for radiation), and/or volume (or surface) heat sources, e.g. due to Peltier effect, etc.
• Various types of thermal conductivity in solid medium, i.e. isotropic, unidirectional, biaxial/axisymmetrical, and orthotropic
• Fluid flows and heat transfer in porous media
• Flows of non-Newtonian liquids
• Flows of compressible liquids
• Real gases
• Two-phase (fluid + particles) flows
• Equilibrium volume condensation of water from steam and its influence on fluid
flow and heat transfer
• Relative humidity in gases and mixtures of gases
• Fluid flows in models with moving/rotating surfaces and/or parts
• Cavitation in incompressible water flows
• Periodic boundary conditions.