Need Guidance With Solidworks Cfd Analysison A Laser Radial Yacht

Discussion in 'Hydrodynamics and Aerodynamics' started by prathu_bagwe, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. prathu_bagwe
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    prathu_bagwe New Member

    Hello Everyone,

    I Am A Mechanical Engineering Student From Uni Of Derby Have A Keen Interest In Sail-boat My Recent Projects,i Have Done A Flow Simulation And Fea Analysis On A Formula 1 Race Car's Rear Wing.i Have Managed To Design A Boat With A Sail In Solidworks.i Needed Help In Proceeding With The Analysis Though....i Originally Want To Have Results For Sail Aerodynamics And Hull Hydrodynamics....if That Make Its Bigger Then I Would Like To Omit The Hull Part And Just Concentrate On The Sails.....

    Any Help Would Be Highly Appreciated

    Thank You

  2. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    I'm a Solidworks user, too, but it sounds like you are way ahead of me.

    Click my handle for my SW boat in my Gallery.

    This SW forum is pretty jumping and I was getting multiple correct answers in Real Time.

    SW has two main Factory Note Books, one for Modeling and one for Simulation.

    I've got the Simulation one, but as I said I think you are beyond what if covers judging from your past projects.

    I'll try to scan and post a few pages of the SW Simulation note book from Flow section and see if it could be helpful.

    They give the books away free at sales presentations/free training.

    Your local reseller should give you one for the asking.
  3. Alfonso
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    Alfonso Junior Member

    I don't know how reliable the cfd analysis in SolidWorks really is.... Why dont you export your model as .iges or .sld part and then try to run the analyisis in StarCCM+, or Fluent? I think You will get more reliable results and it's always nice to learn to work in new software, if You have time.

    I know this wasn't very helpful, it is only an idea.

    Best regards!
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