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tsram90 February 23, 2012 11:33

Help in solidworks Flow Stimulation
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Solidworks Flow express and flow stimulation doesn't have any separate forums so I don't know where to post this.

Hello, I am stimulating working of a vortex tube using Solidworks Flow stimulation. Can someone help me with setting the Boundary Conditions?? I am not sure what boundary condition should I give for inlet and outlets
There is rotation of flow so should I select Rotation in the options? (Global or Local rotation??)

For Inlet should I give total pressure or static pressure? Or Should it be mass flow or any other?
I have air at 6 bar flowing in through it.

What should be the outlet? the outlets are open to atmosphere and air flows out at atmospheric pressure.

Kevin De Smet February 27, 2012 13:40

Flow Stimulation :p sorry don't know the answer here.

mettler February 27, 2012 14:26

outlet should be zero, and inlet should be 6bar.. you can define a mass flow rate or a velocity, but I don't think that will be necessary.

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