Transient Simulation of Flow Over a Cylinder

In this project, you will perform a transient flow over a circular cylinder and post-process the results in SolidWorks Flow Simulation to understand the effect of vortex shedding due to the change in the Reynolds number

  • Duration : 1 Month
  • Domain : MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING, AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING
  • Benefits : In this project, you will perform a transient flow over a circular cylinder and post-process the results in SolidWorks Flow Simulation to understand the effect of vortex shedding due to the change in the Reynolds number
  • Price : 15000
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What will you do in this project?

In this project, you will be creating the CAD geometry using SolidWorks. 

Calculate the velocity for different Reynolds number

Setup the computational domain and the mesh parameters with the Boundary conditions in SolidWorks Flow Simulation Add-ins. 

Perform a parametric study for the varying Reynolds numbers. 

Post process the simulation to understand the boundary layer separation.

  • Geometry creation in SolidWorks
  • Providing the boundary conditions and setting the setup in Flow Simulation Add-ins
  • Post process the results

Project Highlights

The project is a beginner level project

        This project is great for an undergraduate student (2nd year)

          This project helps to understand the fundamentals of CFD


          Pre-requisites

          Should have a basic understanding about the Fluid Mechanics.  

          Requires SolidWorks with Flow Simulation Add-ins (SolidWorks 2017 or above)


          Transient Simulation of Flow Over a Cylinder

          External flow past around a circular cylinder has been extensively studied by the fluid community because of their practical applications. Flow over heat exchanger tubes and civil structures are such examples. The flow past a circular cylinder experiences a boundary layer separation and very strong flow oscillations in the wake region behind the body. The flow pattern is dependent on the Reynolds number and is affected by the surface roughness, compressibility of the fluid and other factors.

          • Learn to perform the transient analysis in SolidWorks
          • Understand the significance of the Parametric study

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