Flow Simulation using SolidWorks

A comprehensive course on fundamentals of flow simulation and CFD using SolidWorks Flow Simulation software. This course is highly suited for beginners

4 weeks long course | 100% Online

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Project based learning with 3 industry level projects that learners can showcase on LinkedIn.

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This course is full of best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry experts in the form of videos and projects

Course Overview

  • This course provides an introduction to the concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the flow Simulation tools in SOLIDWORKS.
  • Students will develop an understanding of why CFD is essential by solving industrial problems.
  • Students will create models in SOLIDWORKS, set up the problem physics, and perform simulations using the Flow Simulations tool. 
  • Students will work on interesting simulations like Centrifugal Pump, Flow over Cylinder, Parametric study for Flow through a Valve, etc.
  • Students will learn to perform internal and external flow analysis and the inbuilt flow simulation add-ins in SOLIDWORKS.

Course Syllabus

On a daily basis we talk to companies in the likes of Tata Elxsi and Mahindra to fine tune our curriculum.

Week 01 - Introduction to CFD and SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation

  • An Introduction to the Concepts of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Week 02 - Steady-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 the 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. 
  • Also, the following topics are covered in this week,
    • Simulating flow through a pipe.
    • Parametric studies and grid dependency tests.
    • Concepts of global maxima and global minima. 

Week 03 - Transient 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.

Week 04 - Flow Over an Airfoil

  • You will learn 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 attack.

Week 05 - Flow 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

Week 06 - Flow-through a Simple Centrifugal Pump

  • In this module, you will be introduced to the concept of a moving reference frame while also learning about the rotating body feature in SOLIDWORKS.
  • You will complete the following projects within this module:
    • Using the MRF approach to simulate flow through a centrifugal pump
    • Plotting a pump performance curve

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Industry Projects

Our projects are designed by experts in the industry to reflect industry standards. By working through our projects, Learners will gain a practical understanding of what they will take on at a larger-scale in the industry. In total, there are 3 Projects that are available in this program.

Transient flow simulation of flow over a cylinder

In this project, students will be asked to simulate a transient flow over a cylinder. They will employ external flow simulation techniques and analyze the results.

Modeling and simulation of flow through flow-bench

In this project, the students will study the valve flow for various valve lifts. They will run simulations and analyze the flow parameters.

Design and analysis of centrifugal pump

In this project, students will simulate the flow of water inside a centrifugal pump. They will be asked to analyze the flow and compare the relationship between pressure ratio and mass flow rate.

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Our instructors are industry experts along with a passion to teach.


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Instructors with 7 years extensive industry experience.


Areas of expertise

  • CFD

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