Solidworks FLow Simulation  iterations??
Hi All,
I'm using solidworks to do convection heat transfer in the microcomputer. The problem is my understanding on the number of iterations. 2 simulations are done through 2 different setting on the iteration: 1) goals convergence (result obtained as in Pic 1 attached  stop at iteration 56) 2) maximum iterations = 42 (result obtained as in Pic 2 attached  stop at iteration 42) How do I explain about the differences of data ( in this case temperature) at iteration 20 and iteration 30?? For goals convergence; what is mean by goal convergence?? is it equilibrium state/ condition?? This number of iterations are not explained about time, am I right? ** for pics, please go to this post: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/55629 Thanks 
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It was still iterating your solution, at iteration 20 and 30 you do not have true solution yet. The simulation will stop whether when you have reached you convergence criteria (residual values) or when you reach the number of max iterations.
This is why I hate SolidWorks, its so easy to use that people who obviously know NOTHING at all about numerical methods can run CFD problems and make pretty pictures. 
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It's steadystate solutions with notphysical time steps (default). It is desirable to know in advance the approximate solution. Otherwise need to use timedepended solution.

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