CFD Simulation using SolidWorks

CFD Simulation using SolidWorks

A comprehensive course on basics of CFD Simulation using SolidWorks Flow Simulation. This course is highly suited for beginners

  • Domain : CFD
  • Pre-requisites : For Mechanical, Automotive & Aerospace Engineers
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A Quick Overview

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the flow simulation tools in SOLIDWORKS. If you have completed at least three semesters of mechanical, aerospace, or automotive engineering you can take up this course.

If you are looking for a course with a hands-on approach where the various flow simulation tools in SOLIDWORKS are demonstrated - this is absolutely the right one for you. You will learn to perform internal and external flow analysis and the inbuilt flow simulation add-ins in SOLIDWORKS. 


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1Introduction to CFD and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation:

Introduction to the concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

2Steady-state Simulation of a Pipe Flow

You will learn to model simple geometry using SOLIDWORKS. You will also learn how to set up a fluid study in SOLIDWORKS, and understand necessary boundary conditions, along with the initial conditions to run the simulation. In this module, you will learn how to change the mesh settings as well. 

You will be trained in the following. 

  • Simulating flow through a pipe is a classical CFD problem. It offers insight into the various inputs that go into running a CFD simulation.
  • Introduction to parametric studies and grid dependency test.
  • Understand the concepts of global maxima and global minima. 

3Transient Flow Simulation of Flow over a Cylinder

You will be introduced to the concepts of external simulation and transient analysis. You will be learning how to calculate the total flow time and output time step.

4Flow Over an Airfoil

You will learn about how to import the NACA airfoil data into SOLIDWORKS to create airfoil geometry. 

You will also learn how to, 
  • Simulate the flow over a 2D NACA airfoil
  • Calculate the drag and lift forces for the various angles of attacks.

5Flow over an IC Engine Valve

You will be learning the effect of the valve lifts over the mass flow rate. You will learn how to create flow trajectories. 

And perform the following calculations, 
  • Perform transient analysis at different valve lifts
  • Create a plot of lift vs mass flow rate

6 Flow-through a Simple Centrifugal Pump

In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of moving reference frame while also learning about the rotating body feature in SOLIDWORKS.

You will perform the following projects within this module, 

  • Using the MRF approach to simulate flow through a Centrifugal pump
  • Plotting a pump performance curve

Projects Overview



You will calculate the velocity based on the Reynolds number. Internal flow simulation will be carried out with varying Reynolds number and you will understand the effect of the fully developed flow. 
The steps involved in this project are, 
  • Create a simple pipe model and make it as a watertight geometry to carry out the internal simulation. 
  • The parametric study will be carried out with varying Reynolds number and a line probe is plotted to analyze the fluid flow. 
  • Velocity profiles will be normalized using the line probe.



You will set up a transient simulation by calculating the total analysis time and the output time. The steps involved are, 
  • The simulation will be carried out for varying Reynolds numbers from the laminar to the turbulent region. 
  • Based on the velocity and pressure plot, an animation will be designed.



NACA airfoil data will be imported along with this a solid geometry will be constructed. The external simulation will be carried out at varying angles of attack to find the lift and the drag forces. 
The steps involved in these projects are, 
  • Analyze the air-flow over a NACA 0017 airfoil
  • Compare the lift and drag force for varying angle of attacks
  • Plot the velocity and the pressure plot.

Flow bench


A simple IC engine flow bench geometry will be designed with an inlet valve. The position of the valve is opened parametrically and flow analysis will be performed. 

The following steps are involved in this project, 

  • A parametric study will be carried out to determine the best grid size. 
  • The position of the valve is changed using dimensional constraints in the parametric study. 
  • The effect of the valve lift over the mass flow rate is analyzed.

Centrifugal pump


Simple Centrifugal geometry is designed to perform the internal flow simulation using the following steps, 

  • MRF approach is used for the centrifugal pump analysis. 
  • The pressure ratio between the inlet and outlet is plotted.

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CFD Simulation using SolidWorks

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  • Students who have completed three semesters in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Automotive engineering can take up this course.
  • This course provides an introduction to the concepts of the flow simulation and CFD tools in SOLIDWORKS.



SOLIDWORKS is a 3D modelling tool with integrated analytical tools to help stimulate physical behaviour such as kinematics, dynamics, stress, deflection, or fluid flow. SOLIDWORKS has a complete solution to cover all aspects of the new product development process.


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  • Top 5% of the class will get a merit certificate
  • Course completion certificates will be provided to all students
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  • Automatically link your technical projects
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Frequently Asked Questions

1Who are the instructors and what is the learning process?

Our instructors are industry experts working in Fortune 500 companies. We partner with them to deliver the lectures online. You will be given access to recorded content and assignments each week.

2Are there any prerequisites for this course?

You should be pursuing or have graduated with a B.E/B.Tech in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering.

3What kind of support I can expect? What if I have doubts?

Our team of dedicated support engineers are available around the clock to assist you with any questions that you might have when you are studying. There are different ways to contact your support engineer, 

  • You can either raise a ticket from your study window
  • You can raise the question in the dedicated Whatsapp chat
  • You can come to the Skill-Center and have your questions answered in person. 
We will answer your questions through either one of these means and help achieve better conceptual clarity. 

4How is this different from what I learnt in college?

Our courses are crafted after consultation with industry experts and are designed to bridge the gap between academia and industry. The modules that you work have real-world applications and the projects that you work on as part of each module will be a project that is currently being conducted in an OEM, the only difference being the scale of the project.

5What advantages will I gain by taking this course?

You will have an edge over your peers by working extensively on industry-relevant projects, practice on tools and software that will set you apart and help you in getting ahead of the competition. Our course will strengthen your portfolio to get better grants and scholarship opportunities for MS Admits, explore options in Research & Development, and land that much-coveted job in top core companies. 

6Do I get the SOLIDWORKS software?

No. Learners should have access to the software.

7Are there any practice files for this course?

There are no practice models for this course. Students will create their own models from the course.

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